Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) The Sankofa African Heritage Awareness, Inc. presents the Third Africa Remembrance Day, an Education/Culture Conference focusing on the historical MAAFA (the scattering of African peoples throughout the Diaspora). The day’s dedication will be to revisit and encapsulate some formidable repercussions that remain to linger in many modern day societies as well as to give some positive results and accomplishments that have been garnered throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
It is a scheduled DAY of recognition and reconciliation sponsored by the Laramie County Community College history department- instructor Mary Ludwig, a featured principal speaker will address new citations and very seldom revealed information regarding:
European Slavery: The Africanization of the Americas. Other noted topics: Current Issues in Africa: South Sudan, South Africa, Liberia and Nigeria will be reviewed and discussed briefly by Doctors James W. Peebles and Mohamed Salih, both former educators and publishers of texts and papers revisiting Africa in antiquity. The Reverend Rick Veit, pastor, Saint Mark Episcopal Church and accompanied with his church choir will share thoughts and highlights regarding his recent stay in Tanzania.
Intermittently, throughout the conference program will be cultural attractions and extravaganzas by members of the Wyoming African Student Association of UW, and Africans United of Colorado State University. These cultural groups will display chic African fashions, traditional and modern dances, a Drumline consisting of percussions from the continent, singers, dramatizations, and the opportunity for anyone to ADOPT- A- STUDENT. Notwithstanding, to continue in the African-American cultural tradition (gospel choirs, southern-styled quartets and spiritual choral music) is sure to bring reminiscence of former years.
Making his debut on this year’s attractive lineup is Derick Perry and the New Orleans Jazz/Reggae Sounds from the F. E. Warren Air Force Base, who will provide time and space to swing and sway in the African way.
This Third Annual MAAFA Memorial Observance is April 12, at the Union Pacific Centennial Room, Laramie County Community College, 1400 E. Cottage Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Program begins at (9:05am -12:35pm). Breakfast and early seating at 8:30am -9:00am. Lunch at 10:45 admission and refreshments are free to the public.