Cabral/Truth Circle--Travel As An Educational Tool

TransAfrica at Busboys and Poets

 The Cabral/Truth Circle

Film/Book Discussion on Africa and the African Diaspora

 Travel As An Educational Tool

Monday, June 24th, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW (14th & V), Washington, DC 20009

“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. The Circle, named after Amilcar Cabral and Sojourner Truth, focuses on the history and political movements of Africa and the African Diaspora through a film screening and highlighting of a complementary book.  Every other month, TransAfrica shows a short documentary and hosts a discussion linking history and current affairs, and encouraging individual and collective activism.

The Cabral/Truth Circle on June 24 will focus on travel as a catalyst for education and breaking down barriers to inspire positive change.

Film: A Documentary of Giving (2008), by Robin Adams & Danielle Koon – chronicles the travel experiences of DC entrepreneur, Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton with a crew of filmmakers, writers, photographers and a few friends to South Africa, Swaziland and Senegal.  We will play a portion of the film.

Panelists: Ms. Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton, Busy Bee International; Mr. Harold Cook, Henderson Travel; Ms. Lydia Curtis, Sadiki Educational Safaris.

 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 establishments in the Washington 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.

 For more information: 202.223.1960 ext. 137 or email info@transafrica.org.