Honoring Our Ancestors at MAAFA Commemoration
Honoring Our Ancestors at MAAFA Commemoration
GirlTrek will honor our ancestors at the Annual MAAFA Commemoration. MAAFA is a Kiswahili word that means "great tragedy," and refers to the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. This is a sacred ceremony and walk, offering us all an opportunity to reflect on this horrific transgression against humanity. The 3-mile procession includes us, the descendants, drummers, dancers and musicians, going from Congo Square through historic Tremé, to St. Augustine Catholic Church, the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, through the French Quarter, and ending with a ceremony at the Mississippi River. Participants wear all white -- dress comfortably, put on your sunscreen, bring water, and a small towel or umbrella/sun visor.


July 06, 2019
7am - 10am


Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States
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Jhan Watts


These lovely ladies will be there!


Gladys Hampton Charlene Phipps Renee King Jhan Watts

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  • Gladys Hampton
    rsvped 2019-07-03 12:11:43 -0700
  • Charlene Phipps
    commented 2019-07-01 08:15:41 -0700
    Jhan has been wonderful and so welcoming every time I have called or emailed. She has answered all of my questions. I’m really looking forward to meeting all of my sisters who are in NOLA and sharing this experience. I’m so grateful for this chance to honor our ancestors and to just pay homage. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you!
  • Charlene Phipps
    rsvped 2019-07-01 08:10:34 -0700
  • Renee King
    rsvped 2019-06-30 14:53:54 -0700
  • Jhan Watts
    rsvped 2019-06-28 15:51:59 -0700
  • Jhan Watts
    is hosting. 2019-06-28 15:51:13 -0700
  • Jhan Watts
    published this page in Find a Walk 2019-06-28 15:51:13 -0700

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