'"I want acknowledgement that what happend to my ancestors was WRONG. Mothers should not have been separated from their children, husbands from their family. People should not have been dehumanized and treated as chattel for the sake of profit and racist ideology. I want that these facts should be admitted to by ALL the people who perpetrated the wrongs against the millions of victims of slavery. After such an admission, it would be incumbent on us all to lovingly build monuments to honor both the humanity of the victims and to ensure that the monuments are a constant reminder to us that what happened to them should never again be allowed to happen to anyone. In other words, because we love them today on this day, our Remembrance Day, even though we did not personally know them, we will work to ensure that this never happens to others, who equally we do not know at the present time."
- Onyekachi Wambu: Co-Founder; African Remembrance Day.
The 18th African Remembrance Day
For reflection, healing and renewal of the African family.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Union and
Commemorating 175 Years of Emancipation in the Caribbean.
Tuesday 30th July: 7.00pm-9pm.
The African Remembrance Day Lecture: ‘The African family’ Speaker - Robin Walker.
Wednesday 31st July:
Public Launch of ‘Making Freedom’
A touring exhibition marking the 175th anniversary of the 1838 emancipation of nearly a million Africans in the Caribbean. Presented by WINDRUSH FOUNDATION and supported by HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND & MARCUS GARVEY LIBRARY
Thursday 1st August: 12 Noon-5pm.
African Remembrance Day:
Keynote Address, Prayers, Drumming, 3 minutes silence, Poetry, Songs Testimonies. The day will close with “Redemption Song” and networking.
Please bring food and blankets to share
TO BE HELD AT:
The Marcus Garvey Library
Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London N15 4JA.
Stations: Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale.
Buses: 149, 259, 243, 476, 230, 123, 41, 341.
Jan: 07912 171 201
Roy: 07981 400 412