EVENTS / CABRAL/TRUTH CIRCLES /
Film/Book Discussion on Africa and the African Diaspora
“If we are going to forge a 21st century movement for peace and justice, we must first understand the plight of our brethren around the world. The Cabral/ Truth Circles are designed to educate and then motivate our community to take action against tyranny, racism and all forms of war." — Nicole Lee, President, TransAfrica
The Cabral/Truth Circle is a combination of a great film festival and an exciting book club that focuses on the history and political movements of Africa and the African Diaspora. Every other month, TransAfrica shows a short documentaryand hosts a discussion linking history and current affairs, thus encouraging individual and collective activism.
The Cabral/Truth Circle is named in honor of Amilcar Cabral and Sojourner Truth. Amilcar Cabral was one of Africa's most successful and thoughtful leaders. He led the anti-colonialism movement in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. Sojourner Truth petitioned the government and won back her five-year-old son who had been sold illegally. She spent the rest of her days traveling throughout the country encouraging the debate to end slavery and the creation of a peaceful society.
The venue is Busboys and Poets, one of the most exciting new establishments in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore and gathering place for people who believe that social justice and peace are attainable goals. Admission is free, but space is limited. We encourage you to have dinner with us and change the world.