Photos from 19th Annual Maafa (2014)
Thank you to the Maafa Committee and all that attended and helped make this year’s Maafa memorable. Please take a moment and fill out the questionnaire.
Maafa is a Kiswahili term for disaster, calamity or terrible occurrence. This term has been used to describe the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade/Middle Passage. people of African Descent are invited in an attempt to honor our ancestors who have suffered through the middle passage AND the lives that continue to be compromised due to racism and oppression.
This event is an honoring of our past AND also a prayer for our future. All people of AFRICAN DESCENT are asked to come and share in this time of gathering and remembrance which is a critical step in our personal and collective healing process.
We ask that supporters of African people who are not of African descent themselves respect our desires about the commemoration ceremony and mourning ritual.
The ceremony takes place at Ocean beach (SF) in the month of October.