The Sankofa: Caravan to the Ancestors is one of the premier Afrikan ancestral remembrance ceremonies in the U.S.
Wednesday - October 17, 2007 - Sankofa : Caravan to the Ancestors jump off at Midtown Lounge - 2117 Chenevert at Grey
Thursday, October 18, 2007 -7:00 pm - Video Showing of the Movie Sankofa and discussion following the movie with Iya Oyafunmike Ogunlana (Mona/Shona in Sankofa) S.H.A.P.E. Community Center 3903 Almeda
Friday, October 19, 2007 â€“ 7:00 pm - Pre -caravan festival - Hip Hop ,Spoken Word and other entertainment, Hip-hop forum , African drumming and dance; Spiritual preparation plus market with Vendors at the new "Sip and Surf' - formerly Mocha Life Cafe 4812 Almeda
Wear BLACK for Unity
Saturday, October 20, 2007 6:00am Begin arriving at NBUF hdqtrs 2428 Southmore, Hou, TX
Caravan Departs NBUF at 7:00 am
Ceremony Begins on the Beach at 29th St. & Seawall Blvd.; Galveston, Texas ; 9:00 am
Those who cannot or chose not to participate in the actual caravan can meet us on the beach.
Ancestral remembrance ceremony including prayers offered by the various faiths in attendance; African dance and drumming; words from various speakers and the performing of an IFA ritual in honor of our "Holy Afrikan Ancestors". The location chosen is near the site of a market where our ancestors were bartered for and sold as chattel.
Saturday, October 20, 2007- 1:30 pm- Luncheon after ritual -Professor James Small; Keynote Speaker; Entertainment; Old Central Cultural Center 2627 Ave. M; Galveston, TX
Wear WHITE for Spirit