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