Sankofa was a very moving movie.

During her presentation Mary-Jane Wagle highlighted some of the 64 remarkable Ethiopian women photographed by award-winning Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh and featured in the book including Amsale Gualu, the first female captain at Ethiopian Airlines; lawyer and women’s bank founder Meaza Ashenafi Mengistu (who was also the attorney and real-life inspiration for the award-winning film Difret); Ethiopia’s first female construction tower crane operator, Marta Mesele Woldemariam; women’s activist and founder of the Jalala Women’s Association, Meshu Baburi Dekebo; actress and playwright Alemtsehay Wedajo; children’s television program creator and producer Bruktawit Tigabu Tadesse; and art curator and cultural activist Meskerem Asegued Bantiwalu.

Sankofa brought out many issues.

When I first heard the title of the movie, in class, it sounded familiar to me.

It is here that she finds her roots.

The non-profit was established after “the tragedy of a car accident in 1984 which took the life of an Ethiopian immigrant in Chicago,” which “sparked ECAC’s founding members to establish the association.”

During her journey she received a little bird from the man she loved.

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago will host its 33rd Anniversary Benefit Dinner on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at ECAC’s Community Center (1730 E Greenleaf Ave). Organizers share that the festivities will feature guest speakers, live entertainment and an Ethiopian dinner.

Finally, I remembered that this was the movie I had been waiting to see.

The stories and bios of women who led the Movement.

New York (TADIAS) — Members of the Ethiopian community residing in New York City will be hosting a new year (Enkutatash) celebration on September 10th, 2016, which includes a family-friendly evening program. While the program organizers have modified the celebration by cancelling the music and entertainment program, the Enkutatash/New Year will still be observed at Riverside Church with dinner.

Story of the Selma march with many photos.


If You Go:
The Nile Project 2016 Tour
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

It is the kind of movie that makes you think about yourself and how you have become.

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New York (TADIAS) — The U.S.-based non-profit organization for Ethiopian health care professionals in the Diaspora, People to People (P2P), announced that it will be hosting its 9th annual Health Care and Medical Education conference on September 23rd, 2017 at the Residence Inn, Pentagon City, just outside of Washington, D.C.

After viewing this film I remember leaving with asking myself, do I remember?

List of films featuring slavery – Wikipedia

Hermon Hailay’s Price of Love will be featured at Lincoln Center this week at the NY African Film Festival as well as Director Yared Zeleke’s award-winning drama LAMB; Red Leaves by Bazi Gete starring Debebe Eshetu; Afripedia X New York by Ethiopian and Eritrean filmmakers Teddy Goitom and Senay Berhe of Sweden; and The Dance of King David by Axel Baumann exploring the Ark of the Covenant. In addition, If Only I Were That Warrior, directed by Valerio Ciriaci about “the Italian occupation of Ethiopia and its unresolved legacy today,” will screen on May 24th at Tsion Cafe in Harlem as part of the 2016 Sheba Film Festival.

Some of these issues are still relevant today in the American ... another time.

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If You Go:
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Location: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive/Claremont Avenue
Time: 6pm to 12:30am
Adults: $50/person in advance $60 at the door
Students: $25
Children 12 and under: free