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Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair
Sept 18-26, 2010

Book Fair Highlight:
Father & NBA Player Etan Thomas
Reads His Favorite Children Stories: 5pm Sunday, Sept 19th


Bring the kids to Sankofa Video, Books & Café to meet and enjoy a story from

Father and NBA player,

Etan Thomas

Thomas will also be promoting his upcoming book, Fatherhood: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly to be released mid 2011. His current book, More Than an Athlete, will be available for purchase.


This event is a kickoff for
Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair

Books and Events Celebrating

African, African American, Caribbean, Native American and Latin American cultures, with bi-lingual titles selected events translated into Spanish

Sat, September 18

11am - 12pm: From Pages to Pavement

The Children of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) will present a childrens' book and perform Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art.

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Sun, September 19

11am - 1pm: Children's Movie Morning

KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS

A charming, award winning, animated, African folktale: 1hr, 14 minutes.

3pm: Yes! I Can Read Too!: Storytelling & Literacy

Mama Paula reads Silly Mammo, a children's book written in both English and Amharic of Ethiopia. Storytelling will be translated into Amharic simultaneously.

5pm: Father's Reading Their Favorite Children's Stories

NBA's Etan Thomas Reading His Favorite Children's Story

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Mon, September 20

4pm - 6pm: Mama Nkenge comes to Sankofa for storytelling

Bi Lingual (Spanish/English)

with a conga accompaniment, bringing African and Caribbean stories to life.

6pm - 6:45: Fathers Reading Their Favorite Children's Stories

Featuring poet, scholar, Ethelbert Miller

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Tues, September 21

5:30 - 6:30pm: "M.O.M.I.E's TLC Children-History Makers Before your Eyes."

MOMIES' children perform some of their creative history

"rap sessions."

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Wed, September 22

6 - 6:45pm: Father's Reading Their Favorite Children's Stories

Featuring Bomani and other members of the

Better Father's Mixer

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Thurs, September 23

6-7pm: WPFW's Revalyn Gold Reading Her Favorite Children's Story

Revalyn Gold of radio, stage and screen, takes her audience into the imaginary world her favorite book casts, then invites the young listeners on an interactive journey by dramatizing their favorite parts.

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Friday September 24

6pm: Violinist Humble g & Global Entertainment presents Afro-pean and Hip-Hope music. Performance included European strings, African drums and positive inspiring music. Bring the family, browse the books, sip on a smoothie and enjoy the music.

Sat, September 25

11am - 12:30pm: Gardening & Storytelling with Sanu and Nkenge

Children are guided through planting take-home gardens, then reading of African folk tale demonstrating cooperation for the good of all.

1pm - 2pm: Watch: Cargo Billups Goes Looking for Lips Video Book & Activity

Children's Video-Book & Meet the Author and Illustrator !

3:30pm: Master Storyteller Diane Macklin theatrically captivates audiences young and old.

6pm: Children's author, Ruth Forman presents her award winning storybook, Cornrows Callin' Out the Moon.

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Sun, September 26

11am - 1pm Children's Movie Morning:

The Wiz


3pm - 4pm: Dancing Stories w/Mama Nkenge

Children's story read and performed by young people ages

3 -7 conducted by storyteller and member of

Farafina Dance Company

Book Fair Hours:
11-8pm M-F and Sat; 11-6pm Sun.


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro StatioN

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Book Fair Highlight:
Master Storyteller Diane Macklin 3:30pm, Sat. Sept. 25, 2010



Diane Macklin performs her famous brand of storytelling at Sankofa as part of the Magicial Mirrors Children's Book Fair
Diane Macklin

Diane Macklin has a "dynamic" approach to engaging audiences of children and adults. Her "griotic" style incorporates theatre, rhythm, language, and movement to create a unique story experience not to be missed. -Washington Post

Ms. Macklin's programs are also influenced by her work as a cultural mediator and formal classroom teacher, lending uniqueness to her commitment to quality programming, education, and arts integration.

Ms. Macklin is the resident storyteller at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and has performed for the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Discovery Theatre, and Wolf Trap's Theatre-in-the-Woods. As a teaching artist, she specializes in arts integration and works with various organizations including Wolf Trap Institute for Early learning Through the Arts, Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Kennedy Center's DC Partnership Schools Program. Ms. Macklin has made an impact as a performing artist and educator for over ten years.

Free and open to the Public

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Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

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Dancing Stories with Michelle
Sun, September 12, 3pm - 4pm
Anansi
A Presentation of "Yes I Can Read 2!
Every Sunday in September, 3pm
Wed, September 15th 6-8pm
"Making the Invisible Visible "
The Cimmarrones Organization of Howard University discuss their recent trip to Venezuela


In the summer of 2010, the Howard University student organization Cimmarrones traveled to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Venezuela is currently undergoing a transition from a neoliberal capitalist to a 21st century Socialist economy. In many ways this was a historic trip. The purpose was to connect and build relationships with Afro-Venezuelan activists, organizaitons, and institutions. Over the course, of the trip the students traveled to a Black University, maroon communities, and afro-Venezuelan youth conferences. Thier experiences will be presented at this in the form of slide and video presentations. Students who have returned from abroad share their first hand experiences from their field trip to Venezuela. Topics to be discussed include economic issues and the state of the Afro Venezuelan movement.



Includes 30 minute video shot during 3 week visit. Contact: Ben Woods, 607-339-8188

Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georiga Ave NW
Washington DC 20001
Magical Mirrors
Children's Book Fair

September 18-26th
At Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Books and Events Celebrating

African, African American, Caribbean, Native American and Latin American cultures, with bi-lingual titles selected events translated into Spanish


magical mirrors girl reading


Sat, September 18

  • 11am - 12pm From Pages to Pavement: Children of ICAF will present a children's book and perform Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art.

Sun, September 19

  • 11am - 1pm Children's Movie Morning: KIRIKOU AND THE SORCRESS, A charming, award winning, animated film from South Africa, 1hr, 14 minutes.

Mon, September 20

  • 4pm - 6pm Bi Lingual (Spanish/English)'Yes I Can Read 2! Storytelling with Mama Nkenge; conga accompaniment brings African and Caribbean stories to life.
  • 6pm - 6:45 Fathers Reading Their Favorite Children Story with poet, scholar, Ethelbert Miller

Tues, September 21

  • 5:30 - 6:30pm "M.O.M.I.E's TLC Children-- History Makers Before your Eyes," perform some of their creative history "rap sessions"

Sat, September 25

  • 11am - 2pm Gardening & Storytelling with Sanu and Nkenge: Children are guided through planting take-home gardens, then reading of African folk tale demonstrating cooperation for the good of all.

Sun, September 26

  • 11am - 1pm Children's Movie Morning: The Wiz
  • 1pm - 2pm Children' Video Book & Meet the Author and Illustrator: Cargo Billups Goes Looking for Lips Video Book & activity
  • 3pm - 4pm Dancing Stories with Mama Nkenge -Children's story read and performed by Young people ages 3 -7, Conducted by Storyteller, Dancer of Farafina Dance Troupe
  • Reading Your Favorite Children's Story
DATES AND GUEST READERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station
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A Magical Mirrors Highlight:
Master Storyteller Diane Macklin

Sat. Sept 26, at Sankofa
Diane Macklin performs her famous brand of storytelling at Sankofa as part of the Magicial Mirrors Children's Book Fair
Diane Macklin

Diane Macklin has a "dynamic" approach to engaging audiences of children and adults. Her "griotic" style incorporates theatre, rhythm, language, and movement to create a unique story experience not to be missed. -Washington Post

Ms. Macklin's programs are also influenced by her work as a cultural mediator and formal classroom teacher, lending uniqueness to her commitment to quality programming, education, and arts integration.

Ms. Macklin is the resident storyteller at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and has performed for the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Discovery Theatre, and Wolf Trap's Theatre-in-the-Woods. As a teaching artist, she specializes in arts integration and works with various organizations including Wolf Trap Institute for Early learning Through the Arts, Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Kennedy Center's DC Partnership Schools Program. Ms. Macklin has made an impact as a performing artist and educator for over ten years.

Free and open to the Public

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001
202-234-4755
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SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

Cafe Hours Monday-Saturday 8:30am-8pm

Sunday 9am-7pm

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both in advance!!

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
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Sankofa is Busy August and September
Children's Book Fair Sept 18-26th
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
MURAL arrives at Sankofa
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front


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Looking for a fundraiser for your PTA? Contact us for to find out how you can raise funds for your school through our Mini Book Fairs, designed just for your event. Ask for Shirikiana: 202-234-4755
Quick Links
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tezathemovie.com
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Need space for a meeting or event? How about the
SankofaGarden
Conf Room
Book Store
Contact us for rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

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Office Space available for Rent 2nd floor Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Second Floor, 20ft x 20ft; w/plenty of sunlight, central a/c, furnished option, utilities included, access to conference room.
Contact Shirik @
202.234.4755


Welcome to the
"Under Ground Tre
e Mural"
now hanging in the Sankofa Garden


Boy painting





The Grounded Visions Mural Project created a 6 week interactive opportunity
for youth to use their artistic tallents to benefit the community. Underground Tree Projects worked with youth in terms of how they themselves could benefit their own community through creating visual art. More info at: undergroundtreelive.com
Special Thanks to Chuck and Billy's Bar for donating their wall space.


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm M-Sat, 9:00-7 Sunday; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM


Dr. CR Gibbs
"Let Your Motto be Resistance" Thursday Aug. 26th 2-4pm

At Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
CR Gibbs, Signing and discussing his books 2pm Thursday 8/26/10
Dr. Gibbs will give a historical account of slave rebellions and other forms of resistance to slavery in the Western hemisphere.

Dr. Gibbs is an internationally noted lecturer, exhibitor of historical artifacts, and historian of the African Diaspora. He is the author/co-author of six books
including,
Black Georgetown Remembered
Black Explorers, 2300 B.C. To The Present
Black Inventors:
From Africa To America
Black, Copper, & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment

All titles are available at
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC
202-234-4755
Event organized by BAPO; For More INFO: 202-271-7763
Thursdays August 12,19, 26
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The ABC's of Afro Brazil: Exposing the Open Sore of the Racial Paradise
A series of three workshops by Ana Flauzina

An
a Flauzina,

cultural activist from
Brazil will lead 3 workshops exploring
African Brazilian identity and its historic and contemporary distortions via film and other popular media.
She will screen films at each workshop
with discussion and questions afterward.

Workshops Are Listed Below:

Workshop 1, Thursday August 12, 6:30pm

Workshop I Title: The Violent Ways of Racial Democracy
Film Title: Almost Brothers, by Lucia Murat

Workshop 2, Thursday August 19, 6:30pm

Workshop 2 Title: The Color of the Girl of Ipanema:

Reflections on Race and Gender in Brazil

Film Title: Angels of the Sun by Rudi Lagemann

Workshop 3, Thursday August 26, 6:30pm

Workshop 3 Title: The Brazilian Dilemma: Carnival,
Soccer and Genocide
Film Title: News From a Personal War (Notícias de uma Guerra particular) by Kátia Lund and João Moreira Salles
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Quote from film:
Hélio Luz: I'll say it myself. The police are corrupt. The institution was designed to be violent and corrupt. And the people think that's odd. Why do I say it was designed this way? Because it was created to protect the State and the elite. I practice law enforcement to protect and serve the status quo; no beating around the bush. It keeps the favela [slum] under control. How do you keep two million people under control; people who make R$112 a month, when they make any? How do you keep the underprivileged under control and calm?
interviewer: With repression?
Hélio Luz: Of course! How else would it be?

Free and open to the public at
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Wash, DC 20001
202-234-4755

Medhanite Tekle
Presents a personal testimony about her
"Medical School Journey in Cuba"
Sat, August 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

After a showing of the film Salud!, Medhanite Tekle will discuss her experience about her medical school journey and the valuable lessons she is learning about what it means to provide health care to underprivileged communities. She is an Ethiopian American following her dream to become a doctor by taking on the scholarship opportunity to study medicine in Havana, Cuba.

This will also be a fundraising event to financially support Medhanite to continue the remaining four years of her medical school education in Cuba.


¡Salud! looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems.' From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health-and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone's birth right.

Medhanite's Blog

Entrance is free, with solicitation for financial support.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW WDC
Yes I Can Read 2!
Storytelling and Literacy for children, 2nd and4th Sundays of the month, 3pm
Returns in two weeks:
Sunday, September 3rd @ 3pm


Sunday 8/29 6pm: Movie & Discussion
Bastards of the Party
Sun, August 29, 6pm - 8pm


Black August Planning Organization Sunday Films Series Schedule:
August 1 Finally Got the News
August 8 Can't Jail the Revolution and Break Down the Walls
August 15
Chicago 10
August 22
Pete O'Neal A Panther in Africa
August 29
Bastards of the Party


All films start at 6pm
Free and open to the public-
For more info: 202-271-7763

Sankofa Video Books &Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 store
202-332-1084 Cafe

Sunday August 29th 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Ali Muhammed and
The International Indigenous Society &
The Aboriginal PanAfrican Association

Present:


Admission: $20.00

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station
The Conversation on Afro-Brazil Continues with
Gisèle-Audrey Mills
Thursday, September 2, 2010 6:30 pm
FILM: Ebony Goddess
Queen of IIe Aiye

A collection hat will be passed to support the filmmaker
revolution logo
Ilê Aiyê was founded in 1974 during the military dictatorship, a deliberate political act on the part of Afro-Brazilian cultural activists committed to raising racial consciousness and recognizing the African roots of Brazilian culture.
The film follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership.
The selection of the queen is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.

*Presented by Gisèle-Audrey Mills is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at University of Maryland, focusing on topics related to musics of the African diaspora and cultural resistance, critical theory and performance studies, and 'new media' and cultural industry.



Where? All Events in this Calendar take place at:
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW WDC 20001
Saturday, September 4th, 2pm
at Sankofa
James Loewan
Signing and discussing his new book,

The Confederate
and
Neo-Confederate Reader:

the Great Truth About the Lost Cause

"Resounding documentary proof that the original reasoning behind secession and subsequent myth-making was in defense of slavery and white supremacy"

The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life.



Other books by James Loewan available at Sankofa:
  • Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
  • Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
  • Teaching What Really Happened
  • The Mississippi Chines: Between Black and White




Sept. 4th, 2pm at
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001; 202-234-4755
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SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

Cafe Hours Monday-Saturday 8:30am-8pm

Sunday 9am-7pm

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both in advance!!

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Join Our Mailing List
Sankofa is Busy August and September
Let Your Motto be Resistance
Afro Brazilian Series
Medical School in Cuba
MOVIE: Bastards of the Party (Roots of the Bloods and the Crips)
Ebony Goddess Film and Discussion
James Loewen signing his latest Book
Children's Book Fair COMING SOON!
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front


****************

Looking for a fundraiser for your PTA? Contact us for to find out how you can raise funds for your school through our Mini Book Fairs, designed just for your event. Ask for Shirikiana: 202-234-4755
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Other Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

NEXT SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2010
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Highlights at Sankofa
MARK YOUR CALENDARS


August
features Movies, books signings and lectures sponsored by Black August; Thursday workshops on African-Brazilian Identity and Stereotypes

Sept. 4, 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me will be signing his latest book: The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

Need space for a meeting or event? How about the
SankofaGarden
Conf Room
Book Store
Contact us for rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

Join Our Mailing List
Office Space available for rent above Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Second floor, 20ft x 20ft; large window with plenty sunlight, central a/c, furnished option, utilities included, access to conference room.
Call Shirik at 202-234-4755
Join Our Mailing List


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM


Lecture Series by Dr. CR Gibbs
"Let Your Motto be Resistance" August 26th 2-4pm

"History of Slave Rebellions" Friday August 27th, 6-8pm
Dr. Gibbs will give a historical account of slave rebellions and other forms of resistance to slavery in the Western hemisphere. Dr. Gibbs is an
internationally noted lecturer, exhibitor of historical artifacts, and
historian of the African Diaspora. He is the author/co-author of six books
including "Black Explorers, 2300 B.C. To The Present," "Black Inventors: From
Africa To America," and "Black, Copper, & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment," the subject of an upcoming documentary byThree Dimensional Publishing.

At Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC
202-234-4755
Yes I Can Read 2!
Returns in two weeks:
Sunday, September 3rd @ 3pm


Medhanite Tekle
Presents:
"Medical School Journey in Cuba"
Sat, August 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Medhanite Tekle, an Ethiopian American follows her dream to become a doctor taking on the scholarship opportunity to study medicine in Havana, Cuba.
After a showing of the film Salud!, Medhanite will discuss her experience about her medical school journey and the valuable lessons she learns about what it means to provide health care to underprivileged communities.

This will also be a fundraising event to financially support Medhanite continue the remaining four years of her medical school education while studying in Cuba.


¡Salud! looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems.' From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health-and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone's birth right.

Sunday 8/22 6pm: Movie & Discussion
Peter O'Neal A Panther in Africa
Sun, August 22, 6pm - 8pm
Peter with family in Tanzania

On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. One year later, O'Neal fled the charge, and for over 30 years, he has lived in Tanzania, one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. Today, this community organizer confronts very different challenges and finds himself living between two worlds - America and Africa, his radical past and his uncertain future.

Black August Planning Organization Sunday Films Series Schedule:
August 1 Finally Got the News
August 8 Can't Jail the Revolution and Break Down the Walls
August 15
Chicago 10
August 22
Pete O'Neal A Panther in Africa
August 29
Bastards of the Party


All films start at 6pm
Free and open to the public-
For more info: 202-271-7763

Sankofa Video Books &Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 store
202-332-1084 Cafe

Thursdays August19 & 26
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The ABC's of Afro Brazil: Exposing the Open Sore of the Racial Paradise
A series of three workshops by Ana Flauzina


An
a Flauzina,

cultural activist from
Brazil will lead 3 workshops exploring
African Brazilian identity and its historic and contemporary distortions via film and other popular media.
She will screen films at each workshop
with discussion and questions afterward.

Workshops Are Listed Below:
The ABC's of Afro Brazil:

exposing the open sore of the racial paradise

Workshop 2, Thursday August 19, 6:30pm

Workshop 2 Title: The Color of the Girl of Ipanema:

Reflections on Race and Gender in Brazil

Film Title: Angels of the Sun by Rudi Lagemann

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In Northeastern of Brazil, the father of the twelve years old illiterate Maria sells his daughter to Tadeu to be employed as a housemaid and have a better life. However, the girl is resold to the farm... read more read more...er Lourenço that deflowers her, and he gives the abused girl to his teenager son...
The ABC's of Afro Brazil:

exposing the open sore of the racial paradise

Workshop 3, Thursday August 26, 6:30pm

Workshop 3 Title: The Brazilian Dilemma: Carnival,
Soccer and Genocide
Film Title: News From a Personal War (Notícias de uma Guerra particular) by Kátia Lund and João Moreira Salles
revolution logo
Quote from film:
Hélio Luz: I'll say it myself. The police are corrupt. The institution was designed to be violent and corrupt. And the people think that's odd. Why do I say it was designed this way? Because it was created to protect the State and the elite. I practice law enforcement to protect and serve the status quo; no beating around the bush. It keeps the favela [slum] under control. How do you keep two million people under control; people who make R$112 a month, when they make any? How do you keep the underprivileged under control and calm?
interviewer: With repression?
Hélio Luz: Of course! How else would it be?
Chocolate City
Film Screening & Discussion

Wed, August 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm





The documentary follows the story of 400 low-income families of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg housing projectsin Southeast who lost their homes in 2002 to make room for a new, mixed-income development funded in part by a $34.9 million HOPE VI federal grant. Though they were promised the chance to come back, the movie claims, both the number of low-income units to be built and the threshold used to define "low-income" in the new development pushed them out for good.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station
The Conversation on Afro-Brazil Continues with
Gisèle-Audrey Mills
Thursday, September 2, 2010 6:30 pm
FILM: Ebony Goddess
Queen of IIe Aiye

A collection hat will be passed to support the filmmaker
revolution logo
Ilê Aiyê was founded in 1974 during the military dictatorship, a deliberate political act on the part of Afro-Brazilian cultural activists committed to raising racial consciousness and recognizing the African roots of Brazilian culture.
The film follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership.
The selection of the queen is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.

*Presented by Gisèle-Audrey Mills is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at University of Maryland, focusing on topics related to musics of the African diaspora and cultural resistance, critical theory and performance studies, and 'new media' and cultural industry.


Wherever I Am,
by Marta Ketsela
EVENT CANCELED, OUR APOLOGIES


Saturday, September 4th
Book Signing & Discussion


Join us as James W. Loewen, author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me", signs and discusses his latest book "THE CONFEDERATE AND NEO-CONFEDERATE READER".

sankofa cafe
SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

August Cafe Hours Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm
Sunday 9am-7pm

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both in advance!!

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Sankofa is Busy August and September
Let Your Motto be Resistance
Medical School in Cuba
MOVIE: "Peter O'Neal A Panther in Africa"
Afro Brazilian Series
Ebony Goddess Film and Discussion
James Loewen signing his latest Book
Arts Under the Stars- This Friday 8/6
Children's Book Fair COMING SOON!
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Other Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

NEXT SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2010
Join Our Mailing List
Highlights at Sankofa
MARK YOUR CALENDARS


August
features Movies, books signings and lectures sponsored by Black August; Thursday workshops on African-Brazilian Identity and Stereotypes

Sept. 4, 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me will be signing his latest book: The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

Need space for a meeting or event? How about the
SankofaGarden
Conf Room
Book Store
Contact us for rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

Join Our Mailing List
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front


****************

Looking for a fundraiser for your PTA? Contact us for to find out how you can raise funds for your school through our Mini Book Fairs, designed just for your event. Ask for Shirikiana: 202-234-4755
Office Space available for rent above Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Second floor, 20ft x 20ft; large window with plenty sunlight, central a/c, furnished option, utilities included, access to conference room.
Call Shirik at 202-234-4755
Join Our Mailing List

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM


Special Event this Monday Spiritual Coach
Caroline Shola Arewa
Signing & Discussing
her life changing books!

sankofa cafe
SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

August Cafe Hours Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm
Sunday 9am-7pm

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both in advance!!

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Join Our Mailing List
Sankofa is Busy August and September
Arts Under the Stars- This Friday 8/6
UP COMING HIGHLIGHTS AT SANKOFA
Need a special place to hold your event?
Children's Book Fair COMING SOON!
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Other Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

NEXT SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2010
Join Our Mailing List
Up coming Highlights at Sankofa
MARK YOUR CALENDARS


August
features Movies, books signings and lectures sponsored by Black August; Thursday workshops on African-Brazilian Identity and Stereotypes

Sept. 4, 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me will be signing his latest book: The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

Fathers or Father-Figures and sons 12 - 14 yrs interested in FATHER-SON BOOK CLUB? Meets once/month starting August. Contact Sankofa:
sankofa@gmail.com
Need space for a meeting or event? How about the
SankofaGarden
Conf Room
Book Store
Contact us for rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

Join Our Mailing List
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front


****************

Looking for a fundraiser for your PTA? Contact us for to find out how you can raise funds for your school through our Mini Book Fairs, designed just for your event. Ask for Shirikiana: 202-234-4755
Office Space available for rent above Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Second floor, 20ft x 20ft; large window with plenty sunlight, central a/c, furnished option, utilities included, access to conference room.
Call Shirik at 202-234-4755
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Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM



Friday, July 30th 2010 6:00pm

The Red Sea Press & Africa World Press

Are Pleased to Invite You to a Book Launch For:

Khat in Ethiopia

"Khat in Ethiopia: Taking the Place of Food"
discussion and signing by author,
Dr. Ezekiel Gebissa

"Khat" (also called chat, gat) is a psychoactive shrub whose tender leaves and twigs are chewed in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula for their euphonizing effects for a millennium. A stimulant grown in small gardens for consumption on cultural and religious occasions around the turn of the last century, khat has now become the preferred and most sought-after cash crop, the most visible and pervasive social habit, and an important income-generating occupation for millions of Ethiopians.


Free and open to the public
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station
Saturday July 31st 4-6pm
Uzikee Nelson & Januwa Neslon Present:
Cuban Art & The African Presence


Come hear from first hand experience of three artists: Uzikee & Januwa Nelson & George Shamira Smith, who traveled to Havana Cuba for the 10th Havana Biennial Art Festival.Uzikee will present a documentary based on this event along with George who will provide slides for the presentation and discussion.



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001 202-234-4755
Bring the kids
Sunday and Monday
for Reading, Planting and Dancing


Come early - the first 10 participants get a free children's book!

revolution logoSunday August 1, 2010, 3pm

Gardening and Storytelling with Sanu and Nkenge*. Read about how humans came to appreciate the earth, ...garden hands
...then plant seeds in a gardening that you can take home.

Monday August 2, 2010, 11am


D
ancing Stories
with Farafina Kan Youth Ensemble
Dance and Drum, takes place
African Dance ChildrenMonday August 2nd at Sankofa. Young people ages 3 -7 will tell stories with Mama Nkenge and interpret them through dance. Join us as we bring literature to life!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe
August Sunday Film Series presented by
Black August Planning Organization
at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Sunday, August 1st 6pm

Finally Got the News

A Film by Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman and Peter Gessner
Produced in Association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.




FINALLY GOT THE NEWS is a forceful, unique documentary that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit. Through interviews with the members of the movement, footage shot in the auto plants, and footage of leafleting and picketing actions, the film documents their efforts to build an independent black labor organization that, unlike the UAW, will respond to worker's problems, such as the assembly line speed-up and inadequate wages faced by both black and white workers in the industry.


Black August Planning Organization Sunday Films Series Schedule:

August 1 Finally Got the News

August 8
Can't Jail the Revolution/Break Down the Walls
discussion with Standish Willis, Esq

August 15
Chicago 10

August 22
Pete O'Neil A Panther in Africa

August 29
Bastards of the Party


All films start at 6pm
Free and open to the public-
For more info: 202-271-7763

Sankofa Video Books &Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 store
202-332-1084 Cafe
Join Our Mailing List
sankofa cafe
SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

August Cafe Hours Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm
Sunday 9am-7pm

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both in advance!!

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
In This Calendar
KHAT TAKING THE PLACE OF FOOD
AFRICAN PRESENCE IN CUBAN ART
AUGUST FILM SERIES
FINALLY GOT THE NEWS MOVIE SUNDAY
Arts Under the Stars-SCHEDULE CHANGE
UP COMING HIGHLIGHTS AT SANKOFA
Need a special place to hold your event?
Children's Book Fair COMING SOON!
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Other Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

NEXT SESSION FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2010
Join Our Mailing List
Up coming Highlights at Sankofa
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
August
features Movies, books signings and lectures sponsored by Black August; Thursday workshops on African-Brazilian Identity and Stereotypes

Sept. 4, 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me will be signing his latest book: The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

Fathers or Father-Figures and sons 12 - 14 yrs interested in FATHER-SON BOOK CLUB? Meets once/month starting August. Contact Sankofa:
sankofa@gmail.com
Need space for a meeting or event? How about the
SankofaGarden
Conf Room
Book Store
Contact us for rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

Join Our Mailing List
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front


****************

Looking for a fundraiser for your PTA? Contact us for to find out how you can raise funds for your school through our Mini Book Fairs, designed just for your event. Ask for Shirikiana: 202-234-4755
Office Space available for rent above Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Second floor, 20ft x 20ft; large window with plenty sunlight, central a/c, furnished option, utilities included, access to conference room.
Call Shirik at 202-234-4755
Join Our Mailing List
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company
You just can't find any place else like it!
2714 Georgia Ave, NW Washington DC 20001
Near Howard University, Shaw Metro Station
store: 202.234.4755, cafe: 202.332.1084

Events at Sankofa
Sneak Peek: August, Sept
Open Mic, Family-Friendly Live art performance
Sunday Storytelling
Mesi Walton in Venezuela
Host yr event at Sankofa
Quick Links

Sneak Peek:
Up Coming Events!


Summer Camp over? Bring the kids to Sankofa!

* * *
Sunday August 1, 2010

Gardening and storytellilng with Sanu & Nkenge. Read about how humans came to appreciate the earth, then plant seeds in a gardening activity.

* * *
Monday August 2, 2010, 11am

Dancing Stories with Farafina Kan Youth Ensemble Dance and Drum, takes place Monday August 2nd at Sankofa. Young people ages 3 -7 will tell stories with Mama Nkenge and interpret them through dance. Join us as we bring literature to life!

* * *
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...


Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front

* * *
Fathers or Father-Figures and Sons 12-14yrs interested in FATHER-SON BOOK CLUB? Meets once a month starting August. Contact Sankofa: sankofa@gmail.com





August: Movies, Book Signings & Lectures Sponsored by Black August




FINALLY GOT T
HE NEWS
is a forceful, unique documentary film that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit.


* * *
SEPT. 4 @ 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me signs his & discusses his latest book The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader



* * *


* * *
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front

Arts Under The Stars
Enjoy Live Art from Spoken Word to Music Every Friday 6-8pm @ Sankofa Garden
Yes I Can Read 2!
Storytelling and Literacy at Sankofa
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

Guest Reader this Sunday July 25th. 3pm:
annoD, reading from our collection of outstanding children's literature by African American writers/illustrators.


* * *

Special Good Bye to the My Kids and Culture Camp www.mykidsandculture.com, as they end their last week of storytelling at Sankofa. Storytelling and activities were conducted by young people from Rise Up - Re Build Organization, under the dedicated direction of Brittany Lee. Special thanks for training and oversight by Mama Paula Coleman and Mama Makini Niliwaambieni, and technical assistance by Sharon Briscoe.

We love and depend on the commitment of our wonderful volunteers!

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001 202-234-4755
Uzikee Nelson & Januwan Neslon Presents:
Cuban Art & The African Presence
Saturday July 31st 4-6pm

Come hear from first hand experience of three artists: Uzikee & Januwan Nelson & George Shamira Smith, who traveled to Havana Cuba for the 10th Havana Biennial Art Festival.Uzikee will present a documentary based on this event along with George who will provide slides for the presentation and discussion.



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001 202-234-4755
revolution logo
Saturday July 24th, 5:00 pm
Live performances by some of DC's most powerful award-winning poets, music, live painting, food, a space to breathe, exchange, come together and cultivate peaceful, progressive ideas for the future
Contact: Tatiana Iman 202-459-3035

Where? At Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001 202-234-4755
Black Man Heal Vol.1
A Resource Manual for the Healing & Uplifting of African American Men & Boys
Chester Marshall Book Signing & Discussion Saturday July 24th 4-5pm
Black Man Heal Volume I is for African-American Men and those who work with them and/or love them. This book can be used
as resource directory, a devotional, a therapeutic tool, a personal growth tool, an information guide, a blue print for developing
training modules, and as a good starting point for the development of African-American Men and Boys.
About the Author:
Chester Marshall signing his book Black Man Heal, Sat. July 24, 2010, 4:00

Chester Marshall is a Social worker, author,
mentor,acclaimed speaker,and the Founder and CEO of the Institute for African Man Development,a501(c)(3)non profit organization based in Washington,DC,Chester Marshall is passionate about up lifting African American men and boys.He is also an adjunct professor of Social Work at Morgan State Univ.



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001 202-234-4755
B-Boys to Being Men
Film Screening Sunday July 25th 6-8pm
Scene from
B-Boys to Men, shot in South Africa
This film discusses the impact that breakdancing ("b-boying") has had on the culture of Hip Hop in Cape Town, South Africa. The manner in which Hip Hop is being utilized for social development and community upliftment in South Africa can be traced back to the fact that pioneers of Hip Hop there were initially b-boys, who transformed thought into action. This led to the creation of Black Noise, one of the first Hip Hop groups in South Africa, Heal the Hood Project, Da Juice Magazine, more than 15 CD releases, 3 Book releases, more than 100 dancers sent overseas, 15 DVD releases, t-shirt creation, national and international tours, Heal the Hood School, Creating a B-Boy syllabus and Battle of the year South Africa & Africa, African Hip Hop Indaba, Up the Rock, Cape Flats Uprising, are some of the many events they created ...


Free and open to the Public


Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 store
202-332-1084 Cafe

Mesi Walton Presents:
The African Presence in Venezuela
Tuesday July 27th 6:00 pm
The talented Mesi Walton who has been dancing since she was 4 years old, shares with us her experience of Teaching & Dancing in Venezuela and the strong African spirit that lives there.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-234-4755
sankofa cafe
Rental Space @ Sankofa
Need space for a meeting or event? Contact us for rates:Sankofa Garden
Conference Room

202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-234-4755

Looking for funds for your PTA?
Contact us for a fall, educational fundraiser
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company
You just can't find any place else like it!
2714 Georgia Ave, NW Washington DC 20001
Near Howard University, Shaw Metro Station
store: 202.234.4755, cafe: 202.332.1084

In This Issue
Sneak Peek: August, Sept
Open Mic, Family-Friendly Live art performance
Black Man Heal book signing
S. African Hip Hop Movie: B-Boys to Being Men
Mesi Walton in Venezuela
Host yr event at Sankofa
Quick Links

Sneak Peek:
Up Coming Events!


August: Movies, Book Signings & Lectures Sponsored by Black August



* * *
AUGUST 1, 6PM
FINALLY GOT THE NEWS is a forceful, unique documentary film that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit.

* * *
SEPT. 4 @ 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me signs his & discusses his latest book The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader



* * *
Fathers or Father-Figures and Sons 12-14yrs interested in FATHER-SON BOOK CLUB? Meets once a month starting August. Contact Sankofa: sankofa@gmail.com



* * *
CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
Including Bi-lingual titles,
September 18 - 26th
at Sankofa:
Capoiera, author events and more...
Yes I Can Read 2 Flier front
September 18 - 26th, 2010
Arts Under The Stars
Enjoy Live Art from Spoken Word to Music Every Friday 6-8pm @ Sankofa Garden
Black Man Heal Vol.1
A Resource Manual for the Healing & Uplifting of African American Men & Boys
Chester Marshall Book Signing & Discussion Saturday July 24th 4-5pm
Black Man Heal Volume I is for African-American Men and those who work with them and/or love them. This book can be used
as resource directory, a devotional, a therapeutic tool, a personal growth tool, an information guide, a blue print for developing
training modules, and as a good starting point for the development of African-American Men and Boys.
About the Author:
Chester Marshall signing his book Black Man Heal, Sat. July 24, 2010, 4:00

Chester Marshall is a Social worker, author,
mentor,acclaimed speaker,and the Founder and CEO of the Institute for African Man Development,a501(c)(3)non profit organization based in Washington,DC,Chester Marshall is passionate about up lifting African American men and boys.He is also an adjunct professor of Social Work at Morgan State University in Baltimore,Maryland

B-Boys to Being Men
Film Screening Sunday July 25th 6-8pm
Scene from
B-Boys to Being Men, shot in South Africa
This film discusses the impact that breakdancing ("b-boying") has had on the culture of Hip Hop in Cape Town, South Africa. The manner in which Hip Hop is being utilized for social development and community upliftment in South Africa can be traced back to the fact that pioneers of Hip Hop there were initially b-boys, who transformed thought into action. This led to the creation of Black Noise, one of the first Hip Hop groups in South Africa, Heal the Hood Project, Da Juice Magazine, more than 15 CD releases, 3 Book releases, more than 100 dancers sent overseas, 15 DVD releases, t-shirt creation, national and international tours, Heal the Hood School, Creating a B-Boy syllabus and Battle of the year South Africa & Africa, African Hip Hop Indaba, Up the Rock, Cape Flats Uprising, are some of the many events they created ...


Film is free & open to the public.


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-234-4755
Mesi Walton Presents:
The African Presence in Venezuela
Tuesday July 27th 6:00 pm
The talented Mesi Walton who has been dancing since she was 4 years old, shares with us her experience of Teaching & Dancing in Venezuela and the strong African spirit that lives there.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-234-4755
sankofa cafe
Rental Space @ Sankofa
Need space for a meeting or event? Contact us for rates:Sankofa Garden
Conference Room

202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-234-4755

Looking for funds for your PTA?
Contact us for a fall, educational fundraiser

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM


This Sunday, July 11th 2010 @ 3:00pm
Baby Baobob
Written and Illustrated by Cindy Robinson

Presented by Paula Coleman with technical assistance by Sharon Briscoe


Baby Baobab may be the tallest, greenest tree, but he is also boastful. Sun warns him not to be so vain, but Baby Baobab ignores him and is rude to the insects and animals that wish to settle on his branches.
Baby Baobab


Children are reading at Sankofa all summer long!
Yes I Can Read 2!

Storytelling & Literacy
2nd & 4th Sundays, 3:00pm


Yes I Can Read 2! expands to include three weekdays this summer...Tuesdays (6-8 yrs), Wednesdays (3-5 yrs), Thursdays (9-12 yrs), 10:30am-12:00



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station

Join Our Mailing List
August Sneak-Peek
CHILDREN'S DAY AT SANKOFA


Storytelling and Gardening

All in one afternoon, Sunday August 1, 2010, 3:00pm
why the sky is far awayStorytelling with Nkenge reading
Why the Sky is Far Away
about learning to appreciate the earth and it's food.

AFTER THE STORY, STAY AND PLANT A GARDEN:

Children gardening with Michelle


Gardening with Sanu & Nkenge
children plant seeds, sprouts and plants -
then make a delicious pesto.



sankofa cafe
SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

Need a sandwich and a movie on DVD? Call and order both
in advance!!


ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
In This Calendar
THIS SUNDAY'S STORY
CHILDREN'S DAY
Arts Under the Stars
UP COMING HIGHLIGHTS AT SANKOFA
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Join Our Mailing List
Rental Space: Need space for a meeting or event? Contact us for Sankofa Garden and Conference Room rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

Up coming Highlights at Sankofa
MARK YOU CALENDARS

July 25, 6pm
B-Boys to Being Men, Movie on South African Hip Hop as Resistance

July 27, 6pm
Mesi Walton:
Presentation on "African Presence in Venezuela"

August features Movies, books signings and lectures sponsored by Black August

Sept. 4, 2pm
James Loewen, Author of Lies my Teacher Told Me will be signing his latest book: The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

Fathers or Father-Figures and sons 12 - 14 yrs interested in FATHER-SON BOOK CLUB? Meets once/month starting August. Contact Sankofa:
sankofa@gmail.com



Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company
You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.sankofa.com
Children are reading at Sankofa all summer long!
Yes I Can Read 2!
Expands to include three weekdays this summer...
storytelling 2nd & 4th Sundays, now includes:
Tuesdays (6-8 yrs), Wednesdays (3-5 yrs), Thursdays (9-12 yrs), 10:30am-12:00



Yes I Can Read 2 !
This Sunday:
Storytelling Sunday, June 27th 3pm
Join Us for a beautiful Sunday of children storytelling. Storyteller Paul Coleman will be reading the book "To be a Drum," by Evelyn Coleman.

"This ambitious picture book celebrates the creativity and individuality of African Americans, beginning with the origin of human life when "the rhythm of the earth beat for the first people," filled the air with spirit, and flew into their bodies. The beat enables them to create actual and, possibly, symbolic drums. When the people are enslaved and carried to a new land where their "drums" are taken from them, they still feel the earth's beat in their bodies and become "living drums," and all of their skills and talents become symbolic instruments. - A. Marilyn Iarusso, New York Public Library.

During the Week starting June 29, 10:30-12:00:
Tuesdays
6-8 year-olds
Storytelling time and activity
Wednesdays
3-5 year-olds
Storytelling time and activity
Thursdays
9-12 year-olds
Writing and public performance are the focus of this weekly workshop.

A talented storytelling crew bring great children's literature to life. Children dive into literature by or about people of African descent from around the world. Presentations and associated activities are designed to put children in touch with their cultures.
Stop by Sankofa Cafe during
Carnival Day on Georgia Ave,
Sat. 6/26/10

Refreshing Smoothies and so much more...
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202-332-1084
Great Caribbean reads available at Sankofa:
Trinidad



Haiti

Jamaica and the world---




CHILDREN'S BOOK FROM THE CARIBBEAN



PUERTO RICO


HAITI







Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 store
202-332-1084 cafe
www.sankofa.com click here

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM



AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire Book Signing
Saturday, June 19th 2010 @ 1:00pm


book signing image
Nancy Turner Banks, M.D.* signs her book AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire: The Deadly Virus of International Greed.

In her new bookAIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire Dr.Nancy Turner Banks tells the dramatic story of a financial ideology that is damaging to everything that it means to be human. It is the story of profits over people. In the end, it is the story of hope and how we can regain our sanity and our health hope in a world gone wild.
*Nancy Turner Banks , M.D. is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. Trained in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, and gynecological oncology, she practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years. In addition, she earned an MBA in finance. Banks lives in Maryland where she writes and lectures on health and wellness.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station

Rental Space: Need space for a meeting or event? Contact us for Sankofa Garden and Conference Room rates. 202-234-4755
...and have a lovely event. Catering also available!

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Sunday, June 19, 2010 4:00pm
Joyce Burnett signs her book...
Author Joyce Burnett signs and discusses Adam's Belle: A Memoir of Love Without Bounds


- a memoir about the late Isabel Washington Powell, a Cotton Club dancer and movie star in the 1920's, political activist and Queen of Harlem in the 1930's and 40's, and the first wife of Adam Clayton Powell, and sister of actress Fredi
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., activist and politician, pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church

Adam Clayton Powell,Jr.,  activist, politician
Washington.
Isabel W. Powell, activist, actress, Cotton Club dancer; approved the manuscript before her death; she was almost 100 yrs old.
Isabele Powell


Meet the author Joyce Burnett, 4pm, Saturday June 19th, free and open to the public at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe


sankofa cafe
SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE
2714 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 202-332-1084 for CAFE
202-234-4755 for STORE

Need a sandwich and a movie? Call and order both in advance!!
In This Calendar
BOOK SIGNING, DISCUSSION: SAT. 6/19 1PM
BOOK SIGNING, DISCUSSION: SAT. 6/19 4PM
Arts Under the Stars
Sankofa Book of the Month
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sankofa Book of the Month
$25.95


BUY NOW

- Critical excerpt from The "Black Athena" Debate by Grisso, www.theafrican.com:
"...At the core of the debate were two questions: were the ancient Egyptians a Black African people, and to what extent was the civilization of ancient Greece indebted to learning borrowed or stolen from ancient Egypt. .... for much of what Bernal had to say in Black Athena on the questions at issue had been stated long before him by the Africentric scholars of this century, notably James (Stolen Legacy), and Diop (African Origins of Civilization and Civilization or Barbarism)."

SEE FOR YOURSELF! ALL OF THESE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE

Sankofa Book of the Month is a regular feature providing highlights of a book or DVD for the entire month.

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station

All events are free and open to the public....
Join Our Mailing List

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM



Movie Night at Sankofa - Sunday June 13, 2010 7:30PM
Featuring Two Films from South Africa
And special guest:
Film Director
Kurt Orderson
The Prodigal Son
Movie Starts at 7:30pm

Film Duration 1 hr. 4min
South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson retraces the lost history of his great-grandfather, Joseph Orderson. He soon discovers that his great-grandfather did not come directly from West Africa as the family commonly believed, but rather from Barbados, as a descendant of emancipated slaves who had been brought to the island to work in the sugar cane plantations.
He also unearths his ancestor's activist past: Joseph Orderson was part of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, founded by the great Marcus Garvey, father of contemporary Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism.


Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign
Movie Starts at 8:40pm
Duration 37 min.

The arrival of the Dutch in the Cape in 1652 signaled the beginning of a violent and destructive process, which placed their greed for land and possessions before the rights of the original inhabitants of the land. Suddenly, throughout the Cape, and indeed throughout Africa, following the arrival of other European colonizers, land, which belonged to Africans, was marked as the private property of Europeans who enslaved Africans.

Today, The Right to Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign is asking critical questions about the lack of transformation and agrarian reform in South Africa, post-apartheid, and through popular education have mobilized people to recognize their ancestral rights and reclaim land for the purpose of Black, emerging small-scale, agro ecological farming.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro Station


Movie Night is free and open to the public;
co-sponsored by Positive Productions and Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
Yes I Can Read 2!
Sunday June 13, 2010 3pm
Storytelling and Literacy at Sankofa
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month




Storytelling will be conducted this Sunday by Nkenge Sumbry Cunningham, an elementary school teacher at the Academy for Ideal Education, a dance teacher and member of Farafina Kan Ensemble, student at UDC, wife and mother of 4. She is the founder of the Kindezi Kommunity Kids organization and LIFE (learning is a fun experience) Summer Camp for children 4 to 12.


Nkenge Sumbry Cunningham
Sankofa's Multi Cultural
Children's Book Fair

Coming to Sankofa, Video, Bks & Cafe
July 10-18, 2010

Children's Books on cultures of Africa, the African Diaspora, Native Americans, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American communities, as well as bi-lingual titles.

Author events, capoeira, poetry contests, storytelling, book give-aways...
See you and your family at Sankofa!



Join Our Mailing List
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In This Calendar
The Prodigal Son by Kurt Orderson
Yes I Can Read 2! Storytelling
Multi Cultural Children's Book Fair
Arts Under the Stars
Sankofa Book of the Month
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sankofa Book of the Month
$25.95


"Winner of the American Book Award and a Socialist Review Book Award. What is classical about Classical Civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the whole basis of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he argues, has deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures. But these Afroasiatic influences have been systematically ignored, denied, or supressed since the eighteenth century--chiefly for racist reasons. The popular view is that Greek civilization was the result of the conquest of a sophisticated but weak native population by vigorous Indo-European speakers--or Aryans--from the North"

Sankofa Book of the Month is a regular feature providing highlights of a book or DVD for the entire month.
Join Our Mailing List

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm 7days; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!

2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM



Thank God I'm Natural
by Chris - Tia E. Donaldson
Book Signing & Presentation


"My book, appropriately titled
Thank God I'm Natural, not only describes my personal journey, but also educates readers about the historical and cultural events that have led to our obvious misinterpretation of our own beauty...and the lengths that we will go to to pursue the false and ultimately unattainable image of perfection that so many of us perceive as 'normal' or 'acceptable'," - Chris-Tia Donaldson




Sankofa Video & Books
FREE Event Saturday June 5, 2pm

Sourdough Bread
Poetry book signing by Lady Janet R. Griffin

"The poetic narrator of Sourdough Bread is baking more than sharp, crusty artisan leaven bread that exclaims, bon appetit. The traditional homemade practice of sour fermented dough used as leaven to make bread is only the beginning of culinary passion. The reader has an array of discomforting themes circumscribed with some familiar textured crust sandwiched between memories of wartime betrayals, protestations of rare innocence, and lucid reflections.

A Day of Poetry at Sankofa Video & Books
This Sunday June 6th, 3pm
Taste of Uganda
Buy a Plate of Ugandan Cuisine, enjoy venders and music
June 10th 4-8pm 5-7pm Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Garden



Sankofa Multi Cultural Book Fair
Coming to Sankofa, Video, Bks & Cafe
July 10-18

Books on cultures of Africa, the African Diaspora, Native Americans, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American communities.

Author events, capoeira, poetry contests, storytelling, book give-aways...
See you and your family at Sankofa!



sankofa cafe
In This Issue
Thank God I'm Natural
Sourdough Bread
Taste of Uganda
Book Fair
Arts Under the Stars
Quick Links
Sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com
Arts Under the Stars
Family-friendly open mic
for all performance artists
Every Friday
in Sankofa's
Garden 6-8pm

2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Join Our Mailing List
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm; Store 11am - 8pm Mon- Sat; 11-6pm Sun


=================================
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM
Saturday May 22, 2pm:
Book Signing

Book Signing with Anthony T. Browder
Avatar Revisited: A Critical & Cultural Analysis

"AVATARis more than a 3D blockbuster and the highest grossing film in motion picture history. It is a film of extreme importance that can only be appreciated when viewed from a Technological, Theatrical, Sociological, Psychological and Spiritual perspective."-Tony Browder, Avatar Revisted Saturday May 22, 2pm

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW 202-234-4755
Saturday May 22nd, 4pm:
Book Signing & Coffee Ceremony

Bekele Woldemariam Signing & Discussing,
Kaffa; Ethiopian Organic Ground Coffee

The History of the Kingdom of the Kaffa People;
The Birthplace of Coffee
  • "It fights any type of narcotic or poison in the body
  • It's antioxidant which suppress the growth of cancer anywhere in the body.
  • Decreases the size of enlarged prostate, shrinking it to normal size.

KAFFA Ethiopian Coffee is the original spice coffee and it alone has the medicinal property mentioned above. All other coffees are hybrids of Ethiopian Coffee and have lost their original chemical balance and effectiviness." -B. Woldemariam in KAFFA

Stop by and experience authentic Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony -Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4pm
Purchase Your Copy HERE
Every Friday 6-8pm
Arts Under the Stars
In the front garden of Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Spoken Word and more ...

Saturday May 28, 2pm
Sankofa Art Series
& Ice Cream Saturday

Live Painting:
With
DC's talented Artists



The Cultural District brings their art to Sankofa. Come enjoy the beautiful weather in our garden along with wonderful artwork, music from DC's talented artists & a little ice cream...

Charles Jean Pierre: "Artist such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, and Salvador Dali have inspired me most to take my artistry to new heights. Similarly, I use vivid colors in my works to tell stories and evoke emotional responses. I like to call my work fresh, forward, and mindful."

Rachel D. Crouch: Her pieces are about the impossible and the
discovery of promise. Music, life, limits, and change are just a few of the themes prevalent in Rachel's work. Her poignant pieces are not only beautifully intoxicating stories, but also timeless works of art.


DJ Underdog: is a young Hip Hop renaissance man. As an event promoter, his Tru Skool Series of underground hip hop events have expanded from its origin in Washington D.C. area to Philadelphia and New York City. DJ Underdog often plays promoter, host, flyer designer and the DJ at most events, which have gathered a steady buzz from underground Hip Hop artists, as well as spoken word artists. His latest musical ventures have been in the Afrobeat arena, where by he has djed worldwide with the likes of Rich Medina, Gilles Peterson and Questlove.

Johnnie "Monk" Bess: "I am fascinated by the collective psyche, cultural norms, emotional states, and degrees of separation or lack there of in the relationships of the people in any given community I may find myself. My work serves as a creative meditation process in which I am given the opportunity to question the profundity of said relationships, those between one's self and their environment."
This Beautiful Event Celebrates the Arts in DC
by bringing Art to the community for FREE

May 28th, 2:00pm

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

*Ice Cream available from Sankofa Cafe*

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755

Haile Gerima
& the filmmakers of Sankofa the movie
Now Present:

Teza (Morning Dew)


Playing Now
New York City East Village
181 - 189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10012 · 212-529-6799

www.TezaTheMovie.com
917-202-9944


Four Screenings Daily

Click HERE for Advance Ticketing

Teza has Completed runs in:
DC, Seattle, Hyattsville, Lincoln Plaza in NY,...

TTeza explores the possession of memory, a right humanity mandates that each of us has - the right to own our past.
New York Times Critics' Pick

"Mesmerizing and cinematic, with a mood and rhythm all its own" - New York Magazine

Coming to LA Laemmle Theatres in September...
Coming Soon...


Sankofa Multi-Cultural
Children's Book Fair

July 10-18




If you are a community organization that would like to network with us contact Shirikiana Gerima at,
202-234-4755


sankofa cafe
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, and located at
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
202-234-4755
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe | 2714 Georgia Ave., NW | Washington | DC | 20001
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Cafe 8:30am-8:00pm; Store 11am - 8pm 7 days/week
=================================
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent
Healthy food and Wholesome company

You just can't find anything else like it!
2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 store: 202-234-4755, cafe: 202-332-1084
www.SANKOFA.COM
Saturday May 15 @6pm:
The African American Guide to Mediation Affirmation and Prayer

Book Signing with William A. Brown
The purpose of this book is to introduce
to the public and support the follo
wing
affirmation of my personal understanding
of truth
:We are endowed by our Creator
with bodies, minds, and spirits; through
our bodies,
minds, and spirits we can
acco
mplish and do great things. -Wm Brown

Saturday May 15 @6pm

Sunday May 16, 1:00pm:
Laura Whitehorn
signing and discussing her book...



The War Before:
Writings and Speeches by Safiya Bukhari
Safiya Bukari
Safiya Bukari

Laura Whitehorn is a long time political activist, former Weather Underground Organization member and U.S. political prisoner.

Safiya Bukhari, who died in 2003 at the age of 53, was a member of the Black Panther Party, a political prisoner, and the founder of the Free Mumia-Abu Jamal Coalition and the Jericho Movement for political prisoners. She was friends and comrades with Laura Whitehorn, who spent 14 years in prison on the Resistance Conspiracy case, and has been politically active since the 1960s. Bukhari and Whitehorn met when she visited Whitehorn and other women political prisoners in a federal prison. Whitehorn edited The War Before at the request of Bukhari's daughter, Wonda Jones.

Laura Whitehorn
Laura Whitehorn
The book signing will also feature attorney Nkechi Taifa and former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member Masai Ehehosi who was also Safiya's co-defendant. Both are longtime political activists who shared close relationships with Safiya Bukhari, including their mutual involvement within the Republic of New Afrika (RNA).

Free and open to the public, May 16th, 1:00pm at,

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755

Saturday, May 22nd, 2pm:

Book Signing with Anthony T. Browder
Avatar Revisited": A Historical & Cultural Analysis
"AVATARis more than a 3D blockbuster and the highest grossing film in motion picture history. It is a film of extreme importance that can only be appreciated when viewed from a Technological, Theatrical, Sociological, Psychological and Spiritual perspective."-Tony Browder, Avatar Revisted Saturday May 22, 2pm

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW 202-234-4755
Saturday May 22nd, 4pm:

Bekele Woldemariam Signing & Discussing,
Kaffa; Ethiopian Organic Ground Coffee

The History of the Kingdom of the Kaffa People;
The Birthplace of Coffee
  • "It fights any type of narcotic or poison in the body
  • It's antioxidant which suppress the growth of cancer anywhere in the body.
  • Decreases the size of enlarged prostate, shrinking it to normal size.

KAFFA Ethiopian Coffee is the original spice coffee and it alone has the medicinal property mentioned above. All other coffees are hybrids of Ethiopian Coffee and have lost their original chemical balance and effectiviness." -B. Woldemariam in KAFFA

Stop by and experience authentic Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony - Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4pm
Haile Gerima
& the filmmakers of Sankofa the movie
Now Present:

Teza (Morning Dew)


Playing Now
New York City East Village
181 - 189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10012 · 212-529-6799

www.TezaTheMovie.com
917-202-9944


Four Screenings Daily

Click HERE for Advance Ticketing

Teza has Completed runs in:
DC, Seattle, Hyattsville, Lincoln Plaza in NY,...

TTeza explores the possession of memory, a right humanity mandates that each of us has - the right to own our past.
New York Times Critics' Pick

"Mesmerizing and cinematic, with a mood and rhythm all its own" - New York Magazine

Coming to LA Laemmle Theatres in September...
sankofa cafe

CAFE CLOSED MONDAY MAY 17th
Bookstore will be open it's regular hours: 11am - 8pm
Unless otherwise noted, all events are at
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
202-234-4755
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30am-8:00pm
You just can't find anything else like it!

IN THIS CALENDAR
Professor Mariama Ross
Nubia Kai
Movie Night: Make It Plain
QUICK LINKS
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Follow the Openings of
TEZA
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LOCAL AUTHORS' CORNER
Inner Civilization
by Alan Dixon
Inner Civilization is an historical essay and guide for the future development of Black America. Inner Civilization represents the development of a culture among African Americans that draws from their own heritage, intellect and imagination.

PURCHASE HERE
NEW ARRIVALS




Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Dr. Mariama Ross & Nubia Kai
mariama"Repatriating to Africa:
Working out the Myths and Discovering the Realities...
"


  • Professor Mariama Ross of the Art Education Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.
"Journey to My Homeland"
  • After a nearly two-hundred year separation, Nubia Kai reconnects with her Kafa ancestors in Ethiopia. Join us on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm as she recounts this amazing story of Sankofa--a journey to her homeland.
No Charge
Movie Night: Malcolm X: Make it Plain
Sunday April 18th @ 6pm

"Malcolm X: Make it Plain" produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell. It includes rare archival footage of Malcolm X as well as interviews with such figures as John Henrik Clarke, Maya Angelou, Ossie Davis and much more. FREE


sankofa cafe
Teza The Movie
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week
Store: 11am-8pm; Cafe: 8:30am-8:00pm
You just can't find anything else like it!
Yes I Can Read 2!
Sunday Storytelling @ 3pm

Storytelling Time at Sankofa, every 2nd and 4th Sunday



Williams and Stock here bring a cultural tradition to life for young readers. The setting is Haiti, zestfully rendered in Stock's brightly hued watercolors. Sasifi carries a basket on her head for the first time as she walks to market with Mama...

SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
FILM SCREENING : PEOPLE TO PEOPLE SUNDAY APRIL 11 @ 6PM



The film, "PEOPLE TO PEOPLE" shows the work of IFCO Pastors for Peace. It features interviews with Cuban professors, the U.S. parents and their adult children who have studied medicine in Cuba.

It shows a recent study-tour to Cuba which was organized by IFCO. Participants from all walks of life travel throughout the U.S. and Canada for a week or so gathering supplies for Cuban schools and clinics, as well as picking up passengers to visit the island.

In Cuba, they meet their Cuban counterparts and visit schools, hospitals, theaters and other social and cultural centers.

The Caravan comes through DC every Summer.

Manolo de los Santos of the IFCO staff along with
Luci Murphy and other past Caravan participants will be on hand to answer questions after the video showing.

http://www.ifconews.org


SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
Repatriating to Africa: working out the myths and discovering the realities...mariama

Professor Mariama Ross
is a
professor in the Art Education Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

2pm April 17, 2010

at
Sankofa, Video, Bks & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755 FREE EVENT
sankofa cafe


Teza The Movie
Sankofa Video & Books
Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30am-8:00pm
You just can't find anything else like it!
FILM SCREENING : PEOPLE TO PEOPLE SUNDAY APRIL 11 @ 6PM



The film, "PEOPLE TO PEOPLE" shows the work of IFCO Pastors for Peace. It features interviews with Cuban professors, the U.S. parents and their adult children who have studied medicine in Cuba.

It shows a recent study-tour to Cuba which was organized by IFCO. Participants from all walks of life travel throughout the U.S. and Canada for a week or so gathering supplies for Cuban schools and clinics, as well as picking up passengers to visit the island.

In Cuba, they meet their Cuban counterparts and visit schools, hospitals, theaters and other social and cultural centers.

The Caravan comes through DC every Summer.

Manolo de los Santos of the IFCO staff along with
Luci Murphy and other past Caravan participants will be on hand to answer questions after the video showing.

http://www.ifconews.org


SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
Come to Sankofa Gardening Day, this Saturday 8am.



Are you a gardener? Do you enjoy working in soil and seeing beautiful things grow? Come and contribute to the blossoming of this year's Sankofa Garden, bring your gloves, hand tools and elbow grease!

See you then --


SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
Yes I Can Read Too
Sunday Storytelling @ 3pm



Williams and Stock here bring a cultural tradition to life for young readers. The setting is Haiti, zestfully rendered in Stock's brightly hued watercolors. Sasifi carries a basket on her head for the first time as she walks to market with Mama...

SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
Book Reading with Breeze Harper
Saturday April 10th @ 5:30pm
Sistah Vegan explores food politics, identity, sexuality, health, womanism, feminism, decolonization, anti-racism,eco sustainability, and animal rights through the lens of the black female vegan experience in the USA. It is the first volume of its kind to address the racialized-sexualized-gendered vegan experience in the USA

SANKOFA VIDEO & BOOKS
2714 GEORGIA AVE. NW
WASHINGTON DC 20001
FREE EVENT
Upcoming Event:
Professor Mariama Ross
Presents
Repatriating to Africa:

"Going Back Home"
sankofa cafe


SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE EVENTS


Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30-8:30
You just can't find anything else like it!


Movie Night:
Black Gold

Sunday March 28 6pm




As Westerns revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. In this eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar industry, Black Gold traces one man's fight for a fair price.




Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC NW 20001
202.234.4755
NO CHARGE

Black August Planning Organization
Presents

Political Prisoner Workshop Sunday March 28, 4pm



The last Sunday of each month Black August features a different political prisoner with an overview of their history and the circumstances of their captivity.
Participants will be strongly
encouraged to write the PP a letter following the workshop. Donations will also be accepted and sent along with the letters. This month's person:
Leonard Peltier

For More Info: 202-271-7763


Sankofa Video & Books
Conference Rm

2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001

202-234-4755
NO CHARGE
SNEAK PEEK: APRIL 2
B.Y.O.D
BRING YOUR OWN DRUM
WITH

RAKHEL YISRAEL



Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC 20001
202.234.4755
FREE EVENT

Rise Up Open Mic



1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Next Event Wednesday April 7th
6:30-8:30pm

Free & Open to the Public
Presented by
B.Lee (703.909.8643)
riseuprebuild@yahoo.com



Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-234-4755

All Events take place at

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
202-234-4755
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

HOURS:
CAFE: 8:30m - 8:30pm 7days
STORE: 11:00am - 8:00pm 7days


SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE EVENTS


Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30-8:30
You just can't find anything else like it!

Book Signing & Discussion
Lifelines - The Black Book of Proverbs
by Askhari Johnson Hodari and
Yvonne McCalla Sobers

Saturday, March 20 at 3:00pm




LIFELINES illuminates how traditions, civilization and spirit survive and thrive, despite centuries of loss of freedom, family, identity, language, land, and wealth. These proverbs offer wisdom for every stage of our lives. Collected in one place as never before, it is the perfect addition to the book shelves of families large and small, from Nairobi to New Orleans and every city, community, town, and village in between.










Yvonne McCalla Sobers
, a former educator who studied at the University of the West Indies, is currently a human and community development consultant, and
also a human rights activist and researcher. She is the author of Delicious Jamaica!: Vegetarian Cuisine. Apart from a decade spent in Ghana, and then England, Yvonne has lived all her life in Kingston, Jamaica.
http://lifelinesproverbs.com/
Jamaica-Gleaner





Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001
202-234-4755
NO CHARGE

Movie Night:
Against the Odds

Sunday March 21 6pm





Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance tells the little-known story of African-American artists working during the 1920s and 1930s. More than just an art history lesson, the video tells the struggle of the American Black population trying to redefine itself. After the 1919 race riots, the then-newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wanted to show American Blacks as a creative, intelligent group willing and able to make a positive contribution to society.

Sankofa Video & Books

2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001
202-234-4755
NO CHARGE
Black August Planning Organization
Presents

Political Prisoner Workshop Sunday March 28, 4pm



The last Sunday of each month Black August features a different political prisoner with an overview of their history and the circumstances of their captivity.
Participants will be strongly
encouraged to write the PP a letter following the workshop. Donations will also be accepted and sent along with the letters. This month's person:
Leonard Peltier

For More Info: 202-271-7763


Sankofa Video & Books
Conference Rm

2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001

202-234-4755
NO CHARGE
Rise Up Open Mic



1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Next Event Wednesday March 17
6:30-8:30pm

Free & Open to the Public
Presented by
B.Lee (703.909.8643)
riseuprebuild@yahoo.com



Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-234-4755

All Events take place at

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
202-234-4755
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

HOURS:
CAFE: 8:30m - 8:30pm 7days
STORE: 11:00am - 8:00pm 7days


SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFE EVENTS


Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30-8:30
You just can't find anything else like it!

If you missed it once, don't miss it again...
TEZA
(Morning Dew)


A film by Haile Gerima
and the makers of Sankofa

Winner of Over 20 Coveted International Awards




"A powerful personal story of one man's loss and reconciliation" - The Washington Post
" A film that people of all cultures and backgrounds should see" - Danny Glover


Hyattsville: Regal Royale 14
Opening Friday February 26th,- March 2010 (One Week Only)
6505 America Blvd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(metro accessible - Green line @ Prince George's Plaza)
Four Shows Daily: 11:30, 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30PM - FRI. SAT. & SUN.
1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00PM - MON. TUES. WED. & THURS.
Advance tickets available through Fandango.com

New York City: Lincoln Plaza Theatre

Starting Friday, April 2nd, 2010 Until...
Lincoln Plaza Cinema
1886 Broadway (between 62nd & 63rd
New York, New York

CANCELED: Arlington's Regal Ballston Commons 12
671 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203


For more information: 917--202-9944, info@tezathemovie.com or visit www.tezathemovie.com
Volunteers welcome: volunteers@tezathemovie.com
Movie Night:
Sunday February 28 6pm



Part drama, part documentary,
The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.


Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001
202-234-4755
NO CHARGE
Black August Planning Organization
Presents

Political Prisoner Workshop Sunday February 28, 4pm


The last Sunday of each month Black August features a different political prisoner with an overview of their history and the circumstances of their captivity.
Participants will be strongly
encouraged to write the PP a letter following the workshop. Donations will also be accepted and sent along with the letters. This month's person:
Imam Jamil Al-Amin

For More Info: 202-271-7763


Sankofa Video & Books
Conference Rm

2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001

202-234-4755
NO CHARGE
Rise Up Open Mic



1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Next Event Wednesday March 3
6:30-8:30pm

Free & Open to the Public
Presented by
B.Lee (703.909.8643)
riseuprebuild@yahoo.com



Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-234-4755

Black Power in Bermuda
A Struggle for Decolonization

Friday February 26, 6:30pm

Join us for a book signing and discussion on this powerful book
Black Power in Bermuda

A transnational, pan-African youth movement, Black Power in Bermuda sought freedom for Blacks from the island's White oligarchy and independence from British colonialism. It was spearheaded by activists such as Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Black Beret Cadre. The Cadre maintained relationships with revolutionary organizations across the African Diaspora, such as the Black Panthers. Emerging in the late 1960s, the Movement witnessed the assassinations of Bermuda's British Chief of Police and Governor (1972-1973). Swan carefully details the island's colonial government's attempts to destroy the Movement through military tactics, extensive propaganda, and the implementation of token social concessions.

Quito Swan is currently Assistant Professor of History at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He teaches courses on the global African Diaspora. His primary research interests include transnational Black protest and anti-colonial movements, Garveyism, Black Power, and socio-cultural movements in the modern African Diaspora



Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 PH: 202-234-4755
- NO CHARGE

All Events take place at

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
202-234-4755
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

HOURS:
CAFE: 8:30m - 8:30pm 7days
STORE: 11:00am - 8:00pm 7days


SANKOFA VIDEO AND BOOKS
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
Events

2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755

Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week 8:30-8:30 ~ You just can't find anything else like it!

This Week's Events at Sankofa
Movie Night: Jazz
January Book for Mother-Daughter Club
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
sankofa.com
tezathemovie.com

Yes I Can Read 2 January 24th 3pm
3pm Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month


Storytelling atXala
Sankofa !
Featured this week:
"Amazing Grace" by Mary Holman


Free and Open to the Public
at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-234-475
Movie Night - Jazz - A film by Ken Burns
Sunday January 24th 6pm

Episode eight -- 1945 to 1955 -- of Ken Burns' series finds jazz musicians reflecting the prosperity and tension of the postwar years in their music. Charlie "Bird" Parker garners legions of devoted followers who imitate not only his brilliant soloing, but also his heroin addiction -- a problem that will plague jazz through the 1950s. As the big bands fade, small-group jazz becomes de rigeur: dancing is out and experimentation is in. Dizzy Gillespie infuses bebop with Latin rhythms, employing congero Chano Pozo. And pianist Thelonious Monk creates angular and percussive jazz all his own. Despite this surge in creativity, most people prefer the new, simpler, dance-oriented rhythm & blues of artists like Louis Jordan. Meanwhile, in California, jazz musicians influence a mellow album featuring the arrangements of Gil Evans and the trumpet of Miles Davis, creating what is soon called "cool" jazz. Dave Brubeck helps lead the charge by recording his million-selling album "Time Out". But as the '50s wear on, Davis moves away from cool jazz and begins his own creative journey as the "pied piper" of jazz. ~ All Movie Guide
Free and open to the public at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave, NW, WDC 20001
The Mother Daughter Book Club is Currently Reading:
HEAVEN The MD Club meets 2nd Saturday of every month at 3pm at Sankofa
by Angela Johnson
Xala
14 year old Marley isn't laughing, she isn't crying, and she's
not speaking at all right now, to anyone.
She has just found out the truth -But she doesn't know all of the truth.
She needs to find out .... And when the truth comes down with the rain one
stormy summer afternoon, it changes everything.

MD Club Meets 2nd Saturday of every month at 3pm
Next mtg: Feb 13.

For Girls 12 - 14 and their Moms

Take time out of your busy schedule and see where literature can take you...

For more information call 202-234-4755
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe 2714 Georgia Ave NW WDC 20001
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All Events take place at

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
202-234-4755
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

sankofa cafe
Xala
Black History and Culture...All year long...SANKOFA VIDEO AND BOOKSPURCHASE BY PHONE 202-2344755 OR ONLINE
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, Specializing in works by and about
people of African descent


Sokari Ekine -Nigerian social justice activist and blogger. Speaking on women in the Niger-Delta and signing her new book, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

As a
niger delta map result of gas pipeline fire in Jesse, Delta State.Since the illegal exe
cution of ogoni activist, Ken Saro Wiwa, the Ogoni people have refused to allow Shell to return to their lands. Now the Nigerian government is trying to replace Shell's interest in Ogoniland with a new multinational.
Niger Delta running
Up to 1000 people died as a result of gas pipeline fire in Jesse, Delta State.


Sankofa Video , Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755 ph

Thursday Jan. 14th 6:30pm

Niger Delta Women


Guns


Sokari Ekine

Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian social justice activist and blogger. She writes an award winning blog, Black Looks writing on a range of topics such as LGBTI Rights in Africa, gender issues, human rights, the Niger Delta and Land Rights.
Also this Month at Sankofa:
JANUARY 31, 2010 3PM
Jeffrey Haas signing THE ASSASSINATION OF FRED HAMPTON

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events

Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week ~ You just can't find anything else like it!

All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, Nw
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755 Bookstore; 202-332-1084 Cafe
www.sankofa.com Click for Website

Give the Gift of Black History...All year long...SANKOFA VIDEO AND BOOKSPURCHASE BY PHONE 202-2344755 OR ONLINE

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events

Books, DVD's and more...about people of African Descent, Healthy food and Wholesome company 7 days/week ~ You just can't find anything else like it!



Join Our Mailing List
Mama Marilyn KillinghamA Sacred Circle for the memory of
Mama Marilyn Killingham

by WADU - World African Diaspora Union
Featuring Dr. Leonard Kweku Jeffries
Saturday January 9, 2010 5pm
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW WDC
202-234-4755 ph


FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro's most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.

Sankofa Video, Bks & Cafe 2714 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC 202-234-4755
Movies at Sankofa
6pm Sunday Jan. 10, 2010



At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson's grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.
Free and open to the public.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Mother Daughter Reading

Starting: Saturday January 9, 2010 - 3pm


Girls 12 - 14 and their Moms


We've created a time and place for Moms and Daughters every 2nd Saturday of the month at 3pm where we explore worlds real and imagined through literature.

Take time out of your busy schedule and see where literature can take you...

Join us as we bring fascinating stories and poetry to life every month through reading and discussing various titles, that you'll love because you get to pick them!

For more information call 202-234-4755


The Mother Daughter Book Club meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Sankofa



Sankofa Cafe
Now Serving Breakfast
Hrs: 8 - 8:00 everyday
sankofa cafe

Yes, I Can Read 2
Storytelling Series for January:

Sunday January 10
Sunday January 24
3pm

King and family2
Titles to be Announced


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Yes I Can Read 2 series
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month

Free and Open to the Public
at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-234-4755

Sokari Ekine -Nigerian social justice activist and blogger. Speaking on women in the Niger-Delta and signing her new book, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

"The Niger-Delta is a region of Up to 1000 people died as a
niger delta map result of gas pipeline fire in Jesse, Delta State.
1. Over 500 people roasted to death; Death toll may reach 1000.
2. 32 Communities Mourn.
3. Fire explosion was from a leaking petrol pipe manifold.
4. Shell Helicopter hovered five minutes before explosion
5. Persistent and paralysing fuel scarcity caused disaster.
6. Gloom and fear grip communities

... the oil companies ... have one
of the worst environmental records in the world ... pollution of the air and drinking water; degradation of farm land; ... damage to forest areas; and oil fires that have left people dead or with horrific burn injuries and no hospital care."
-Preface to Oil and Blood by Sokari Ekine, 2001











Thursday Jan. 14th 6:30pm

Niger Delta Women


Niger Delta running



Guns



Since the illegal exe
cution of ogoni activist, Ken Saro Wiwa, the Ogoni people have refused to allow Shell to return to their lands. Now the Nigerian government is trying to replace Shell's interest in Ogoniland with a new multinational.

Up to 1000 people died as a result of gas pipeline fire in Jesse, Delta State.
Sokari Ekine is a Nigerian social justice activist and blogger. She writes an award winning blog, Black Looks writing on a range of topics such as LGBTI Rights in Africa, gender issues, human rights, the Niger Delta and Land Rights.
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Event Archives Here
All events take place at Sankofa, Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
WDC 20002 202-234-4755
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Also

this Month at Sankofa:

JANUARY 31, 2010 3PM
Fred Haas signing THE ASSASSINATION OF FRED HAMPTON
personal account of how he and People's Law Office partnFred Hamptoner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy.Not only a story of justice
delivered, the book puts Hampton in a new light as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration in the fight against injustice.

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2714 Georgia Ave, Nw
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755 ph
www.sankofa.com Click for Website
Give the Gift of Black History...All year long...SANKOFA VIDEO AND BOOKSPURCHASE BY PHONE 202-2344755 OR ONLINE

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe Events

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Join Our Mailing List
Music is the Weapon
Fela Kuti, a controversial figure throughout his life, is described as both "superstar" and "man of the people."
Filmed in 1982, the 53-minute documentary captures the late Nigerian musician/activist at his peak. it's hard to explain--in mere words--how one man could so successfully mate the sexuality of James Brown with the
righteous politics of Bob Marley and sinuous sounds of Miles Davis. Fela drew as much inspiration for his "Afro-beat" from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as funk, reggae, and jazz. Music Is the Weapon features
Movies at Sankofa
6pm Sunday Jan. 3, 2010


Xala
interviews with Fela and a few of his many wives, along with performances of "ITT," "Army Arrangement," and other anthems.

Free and open to the public at
Sankofa Video, Bks & Cafe 2714 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC 202-234-4755
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SANKOFA VIDEO, BKS & Cafe

The place for Thoughtful Gifts this Holiday Season & all year round
2714 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755
Store: 11am - 8pm; Cafe: 8am - 8pm
7 days
Visit our Website
www.sankofa.com




Children's Books
History Books, Cultural Books... Natural Haircare books, African Spiritualism, Blacks in the Bible,
Gift Certificates
Kwanzaa paraphernalia
2010 Calendars
Buy online or by phone: 202-234-4755

DVD's... The Wiz, Saraphenia, The Harder they Come, Spencer Wms Black Classics DVD's... Spook Who Sat by the Door...
Sankofa Cafe
Now Serving Breakfast
Hrs: 8 - 8:00 everyday
sankofa cafe

Yes, I Can Read 2

Sunday January 3, 2010 3pm

SEVEN SPOOLS OF THREAD: A Kwanzaa Story
by Angela Shelf Medearis


Spools of Thread

Guest Story Teller: Pier Penic
Medearis introduces the seven principles of Kwanzaa,
in this original folktale about the seven sons in an Ashanti family. When he dies, the father of seven brothers who don't get along so well, leaves each of his boys a spool of thread. His wish is that they find a way to turn all the colored spools of thread into gold. The sons succeed --- they work together weave all the spools of thread into a beautiful kente cloth. Crisp and colorful woodcut illustrations are a treat.

Appropriate for all children
up to age 100!


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Yes I Can Read 2 series
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month

Free and Open to the Public
at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Mother-Daughter Book Club
Mother Daughter Reading

January 9, 2010 - 3pm


Girls 12 - 14 and their Moms


We've created a time and place for Moms and Daughters every 2nd Sunday at 3pm where we explore worlds real and imagined through literature.

Take time out of your busy schedule and see where literature can take you...

Join us as we bring fascinating stories and poetry to life every month through reading and discussing various titles, that you'll love because you get to pick them!

For more information call 202-234-4755


The Mother Daughter Book Club meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Sankofa



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Yes, I Can Read 2
sends a special thanks to it's pillars: Paula Coleman for her Program Coordination and for her dedication to children; and to Sharon Briscoe for her tireless translation of the beautiful books into beautiful power-points!

Looking forward to more great storytelling in 2010!

Event Archives Here
All events take place at Sankofa, Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
WDC 20002 202-234-4755


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Also
this Month at Sankofa:


JANUARY TBA
KWANZAA Storytelling with Mama Makini
Sokari Ekine
JANUARY 16th, 2010 2PM
Sokari Ekine - Speaking on women in the Niger-Delta and signing her new book, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa
Fred Hampton
JANUARY 31, 2010 3PM

Fred Haas signing THE ASSASSINATION OF FRED HAMPTON
personal account of how he and People's Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. Not only a story of justice delivered, the book puts Hampton in a new light as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration in the fight against injustice.

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Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave, Nw
Washington, DC 20001
202-234-4755 ph
www.sankofa.com Click for Website