‘Sankofaagro: Edutainmanent in our Reparatory Justice Preparations for Planet Repairs‘
In the spirit of cognitive justice and restoring to ourselves the use of Afrikan languages in a our Pan-Afrikan Liberation Truthquest, the 2022 theme for the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings is a compound of 2 words in Twi languages of West Afrika: Sankofa – Go back and fetch it (Twi) and Agro – meaning Play/Entertain (Twi). So the combination of Sankofa and agro means ‘go back and fetch the wisdom of our entertainment’, which is really to go back and fetch our people’s edutainment. Literally, go back to fetch the best of what is there from the past and work with it to guide you in building a better future.
That better future for us is to return to the Motherist Revolutionary Path of Pan-Afrikan Rematriation in our Sankofa Return Journey to our Mawufe-Amedzofe Source (i.e.return to the source of our origin, the essence of ubuntu i.e. to rediscover our humanity in Ewe), in the sacred womb of Miano Asase Yaa (Sweet Mother Earth), for Mianogbenono (i.e. living Mother Earth’s life in Ewe) Regeneration in moving successfully Forward ever in our Freedommarch to our Maatubuntuman in Ubuntudunia Rendezvous of Victory. The road to Maatubuntuman in Ubuntudunia is a Motherist Revolutionary path.
This year’s theme is designed to amplify the voices of reparatory justice resistance and change-making within Afrikan Heritage Communities of Resistance worldwide through using the medium of edutainment.
We also aim to showcase Afrikan people’s grassroots initiatives to effect and secure ‘Planet Repairs’ (the nexus of reparatory, environmental and cognitive justice) as an approach to Holistic Reparations as well as achievements made towards this objective.
The planning team is an intergenerational planning team of young people and adults from the Stop the Maangamizi Campaign (SMWeCGEC), the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC) and the Glocal Afrikan Reparations Forum of London (GARFOL) and will demonstrate our glocal (thinking and interconnecting globally whilst operating locally) movement-building work in association with Maatubuntumitawo-GAFRIC whilst recognising our need to do more!
Sankofaagro is not a call to be merely entertained, but is a way of making an intergenerational call to action to continue this work of ISMAR-building (building the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations, known as the ISMAR) by way of succession-planning in our endeavours to be the reparatory justice change that we are seeking to achieve.
1st Mosiah 2022 – Programme
Since 2020, we have attempted to liberate 2 spaces in Brixton (Max Roach Park and Windrush Square), in order to ground with our people and facilitate a space for allies that the Stop the Maangamizi! We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign (SMWeCGEC) have been working with to advance interventions to increase public overstanding of reparations and facilitate critical engagement with the British State and public over the years.
Max Roach Park also provides space for showcasing internationalist solidarity networks that structures aligned with SMWECGEC, such as the Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network (XRISN) have been working with across 4 continents: Abya Yala (the Americas, Asia, Europe and Afrika).
Please see the programme below for both locations (subject to change and all times approximate).
Max Roach Park (Outdoor Session) 10am-3pm
10am – Libation
Internationalist Solidarity Showcase – Elevating the voices of those involved in the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR) across the world and the Peoples Reparations International Movement (PRIM) that is involved in co-liberation to effect and secure Planet Repairs.
Sankofaagro – Youth showcase of music and word sounds of resistance
3pm – 3 minutes silence in reverence to our Indomitable Ancestors of great courage, intellect and tenacity.
3.15pm – March to Windrush Square
Black Cultural Archives (Indoor Session) 1.15-2.45pm
‘A Masterclass on the The Meaning of Economic Repairs for ISMAR*-Building‘ facilitated by Esther Stanford-Xosei.
Venue: Black Cultural Archive, Windrush Sq (limited places)
* ISMAR means the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations
Windrush Square (Outdoor Session) 2-8pm
Theme for this stage: ‘Building a Repaired Nation: Maatubuntuman in Ubuntudunia – What Afrika and Her Diaspora needs to do to secure Global Planet Repairs‘
2pm – Windrush Square
Opening Libation and Invocations
Opening Remarks – Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee
Edutainment: Songs and Messages of Resistance
3pm – 3 minutes silence in reverence to our Revered Ancestors
3.15pm – Independent Afrikan Schools Showcase on the stage theme
Youth Debate: Building a Repaired Nation – What does Afrika and Her Diaspora Need to do to Secure Global Planet Repairs and How Long do we Have? Facilitated by Bro Kobina Amokwondoh
(Audience decides the debate winner)
Sankofaagro – Internationalist showcase of music and word sounds of resistance
Updates from Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC), the Stop the Maangamizi Campaign (SMWeCGEC) and the Glocal Afrikan Reparations Forum of London (GARFOL)
Solidarity Messages and Showcasing from UK based organisations, politicians and activists
Closing Remarks – Our Immediate and long terms tasks
…….An example of some of the offerings of Sankofaagro from OURSTORY!