Ligali: African Remembrance Day

Date: Saturday 4th August 2007
Time:12pm – 7pm
Venue: The Round Chapel, Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, London E5 0PU

On Saturday 4th August 2007, the Ligali and Insaka organisations will be hosting their third annual day of remembrance in honour of our Ancestors who have fought and died for the right to affirm their freedom and human dignity and the African people and culture lost during the on-going Maafa. In particular, we remember the many children and young people who have lost their lives.

The event takes place at the Round Chapel, Old School Rooms and will feature films, workshops and debates, performances, stalls and cultural food. Admission is free although donations are welcome.

The theme of this day of remembrance is children and young people. The debates, films and workshops focus on issues that affect young people and the event is geared towards providing a voice for our young people as well as encouraging the community to enact practical solutions that affect us all. Remembrance is an on-going necessity and integral to the progression of people, history, society, spirituality and culture. African Remembrance Day fuses the past with the present and future in order to form practical solutions for the ways forward.

Features of the event
Film Screenings

The Walk – Presented by the Ligali organisation

From Westminster Abbey on 27th March 2007 to the British Museum on 30th May, The Walk illustrates one of the many ways in which the community is asserting its rights to resist cultural, political, social and spiritual assault by government propaganda about British slavery and promote a retelling of history that is holistic, informed and truthful.

Step Forward Youth – Directed by Menelik Shabazz
This first film by the highly acclaimed independent, film maker, Menelik Shabazz is comprised of interviews with young African teenagers from Brixton and Notting Hill discussing issues relating to ethnicity and racism.

Cultural Performances
Maafa Tribute
A dedication and three minute silence in remembrance of our children and young people who have lost their lives.

Workshops and Debates
Workshop and Debate: Home Schooling
Workshop: Stop and Search
Debate: African Identity and Mental Health
Workshop: Young People and the Media

Further information about the event can be obtained from
The Ligali organisation -

African Remembrance Day is supported by the Pan African Kitchen and HCVS.

For further information and interviews, please contact emma pierre at the Ligali organisation by
email at or call 07868 707 932


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