(CHEYENNE)The Sankofa African Heritage Institute presents the second annual Remembrance Day focusing on the Africa Maafa, the "Scattering" of African peoples throughout the Diaspora and the haunting repercussions that remain to linger within the world's present day societies. This day of recognition is sponsored by the Laramie County Community College History Department and features panelists Edith Cook of Cheyenne, writer, journalist and educator, also Aimee Glocke, Pan African Studies Department Chairman, California State University and other local historians and academicians. Members of the UW African Student Association performances includes authentic African dances, playacting, cultural chants, and drumming.
Music diversity ranges from selections by the Cheyenne Capitol Chorale, to the traditional black gospel quartette from local churches, including the Cheyenne Combined Mass Church Choirs and a special debut featuring Derrick Perry, Saxophonist and the New Orleans Sounds, a military group from the F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
This Memorial Observance is April 20, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Union Pacific Centennial Room, LCCC 1400 E. Cottage Drive, breakfast and seating will begin at 9:00 am. Free admission, donations accepted, further information and group reservations, Jill Zarend, 632-3932