Tuesday, January 27, 2009
As the European new year gets under way (look for our upcoming calendar for the Afrakan new year), one of the first events we attended was held at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP) on January 24th. We viewed a film titled "Revolution '67" by film makers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno. A panel discussion followed the film, led by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Michael Coard, Esq., Dr. Walter D. Palmer, and the film makers. Dr. Ed Robinson was in attendance but had to leave early due to prior commitments. This event was presented by McCarter & English, LLP and Civic Frame whose founder and president, April Yvonne Garret, moderated.
As always Dr. Asante's assessment was invaluable positing the Afrakan centered aspect as it was most needed. No less effective was Dr.Palmer whose personal insights and experiences were apropro in relationship to the film's topic. Lest we forget Michael Coard Esq. whose historical accounting of legal affairs in relationship to the brutality Afrakan people have experience added another necessary dimension to the dialogue.
The event was well attended and we look forward to more such events as we endeavor to support those who support the AAMP, Afrakan culture and the community.