An Important Conversation: The Legacy of Mandela and the Unfinished Freedom Struggle in South Africa

An Important Conversation: The Legacy of Mandela and the Unfinished Freedom Struggle in South Africa

December 20, 2013 7:00 PM

Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street, N.W. Washington, DC

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century in conjunction with Busboys and Poets presents this six member panel of human rights advocates to discuss the unfinished freedom struggle in South Africa.

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present This is Nollywood

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present This is Nollywood

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present This is Nollywood by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo

Date: December 17, 2013, 7:00 to 9:00PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

This is Nollywood (2007, 56 min), by Franco Sacchi and Robert Caputo tells the story of Nigeria's home grown film industry, which is gaining recognition as a cultural and cinematic phenomenon.  The Nigerian film industry – is a revolution enabling Africans with few resources to tell African stories to African audiences.

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Celebrate UN Human Rights Day With TransAfrica

Celebrate UN Human Rights Day With TransAfrica

Washington D.C.

Gallery Place Stadium Theater

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:30 P.M.

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Film Screening and Reception

TransAfrica is hosting a special film screening event of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on Tuesday, December 10 at Gallery Place Stadium Theater. Join us for the movie at 6:30 P.M. and the reception afterwards at Clyde's 7th Street Parlour.

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Rhythmic Uprising

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Rhythmic Uprising

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present

Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica)

Date: November 19, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we honor Zumbi and celebrate November as Black Consciousness Month in Brazil with the presentation of… Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica) (2008, 65 min), by Ben Watkins, and co-produced by Paulo Rogrio Nunes – documentary that shows how the transformative powers of Afro-Brazilian performing arts are used to fight racism and inequality in Bahia, Brazil. 

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Cholera in Haiti: Taking Responsibility

Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG)

Monday, November 18, 2013 

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Rayburn 2226 

The Haiti Advocacy Group invites you to a panel discussion on cholera in Haiti. With over 8,300 Haitian fatalities and no end in sight, this event will explore the origins of the epidemic, the legal implications regarding the United Nations, the impact on the Haitian people and the path forward for cholera's elimination. 

Join TransAfrica at this event. RSVP to rsvp-dc@ajws.org 

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Until the Well Runs Dry

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Until the Well Runs Dry

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present

Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies

Date: November 15, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars at the screening of Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies (2011), by Shawn Utsey, PhD—a film that chronicles the involvement of well known medical colleges in the practice of illegal grave robbing of Black cemeteries during the 19th century.

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Cabral/Truth: The Time is Now - an Update on Minimum Wage and Human Rights in Haiti

 

 

Monday November 4, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

Download a PDF flyer for the event. 

Come hear updates from organizations working on human rights and labor rights throughout Haiti today. Post-Earthquake Haiti has seen hastened efforts by multi-national companies to expand poverty-wage jobs throughout the country as an answer to jobs. These jobs have frequent documentation of wage theft, intimidation of union organizers, poor safety and sexual harassment. We’ll hear reports from organizations working with and representing human rights defenders, labor organizers and calling for US and UN accountability in aid.  The discussion seeks to link history and current affairs by encouraging individual and collective activism.

Our panel will be moderated by Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica, and include remarks from Kysseline Cherestal, Senior Policy Analyst at Action Aid, Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, and Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux/Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.

Click here to listen to the discussion.

 

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid

Date: October 16, 2013 6:30 – 8:00PM

Venue: Langston Room @ Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th   Street, NW (14th & V), Washington, DC 20009

TransAfrica, Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, and Metropolitan D.C. Labor Council welcome author Alan Wieder to discuss and sign Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid  (2013, Monthly Review Press).

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Readers’ Corner featuring The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa

Readers’ Corner featuring  The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa

The next regular meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 2:30 to 4:30 PM, The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman (2002, Macmillan: Picador, 416 pp.).

Venue: Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, Conference Room 2, Washington, DC 20001, (Nearest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University on Green and Yellow Lines R Street Entrance).

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present African Heritage Month Films on Timbuktu and the Nile Valley

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present   African Heritage Month Films on  Timbuktu and the Nile Valley

Date: September 24, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Join BloomBars & TransAfrica to celebrate September as African Heritage Month with films on Timbuktu and the Nile Valley…

The Manuscripts of Timbuktu (2009, 52 min), by Zola Maseko - examines the life of one of Africa's greatest scholars, Ahmed Baba, and the ancient manuscripts from Timbuktu; one the ancient worlds' preeminent centers of learning.

Kissed by the Sun: A Study of Nile Valley Cultural Continuity
(2013, 15 min), by Dr. Steffan Spencer - celebrates the vibrant cultural continuity connecting the great Nile Valley Civilizations of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.  There will be a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Dr. Steffan Spencer.

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Afrodescendant Catholic Leaders on Peace, Humanitarian and Displacement Issues in Colombia’s Pacific Coast

TransAfrica, Washington Office on Latin America, and Global Rights invite you to a discussion   by

Afrodescendant Catholic Leaders on Peace, Humanitarian and Displacement Issues in Colombia’s Pacific Coast

Featuring

Father Sterlin Londoño Palacios
Vicar, Pastoral Social of Quibdó

Sister Lucero Machado Moreno
Rector, Educational Institute La Playa

Sister Zoila Cueto
Director of Violence Database, Diocese of Buenaventura

With moderation by

Gimena Sánchez
Senior Associate, WOLA

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present On the Trail of My Father: The Story of Lucky Dube

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present On the Trail of My Father: The Story of Lucky Dube Date: June 18, 2013 7:00 – 9:00PM Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010 Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we celebrate June – Caribbean American Heritage Month with the presentation of On the Trail of My Father: The Story of Lucky Dube (2009, 52 min), by Kurt Orderson.
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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present The Prodigal Son

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we commemorate African Liberation Day (May 25), with the presentation of The Prodigal Son (2008, 64 min), by Kurt Orderson. The Prodigal Son retraces the lost history of the Orderson family, and the West Indian community who left the Caribbean in the late 1800’s as emancipated enslaved Africans, to settle in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa.
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