EAST ORANGE, NJ — GYE NYAME is a New Afrikan cultural celebration alternative to Thanksgiving. As people of Afrikan descent we give thanks for our Ancestors surviving the Maafa (middle passage and slavery) so that we can be here to live out their dreams as we move forward into the 21st century and beyond.

Come out Friday, November 22, 2019 from 12:00 – 8:00 PM to the Ambrose Mansion 132 S. Harrison St. in East Orange, NJ, and learn about this cultural celebration, why we need to become economically empowered, and improving the education of our children and community! 

This free event will feature documentary showings, henna arts, meditation and qui gong, craft making, music, food, and much more!  

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Showing at 3:30 pm Followed by discussion: Zahara and the Oil Man by Yucef Mayes Backdrop film: Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare, a part of which is Celebrating Ourselves, Not the Suppressive Culture!! Come Learn & Celebrate Gye Nyame

Independence: A Family of Services (IFS) is a community-based non-profit agency that has served youth and families for 47 years in the greater Newark metropolitan area. IFS’s mission is to “create pathways to success for at-risk and underserved residents in urban communities through innovative behavioral health, mental health, residential and educational programs.”

Ampere Civic Improvement Association (ACIA) is a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around it a better, happier place. ACIA organizes fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for volunteers committed to improving the conditions in their community.

For more information, please contact Aaminah Hassell at 973-395-1442 ext 302, or email khassell@ifsnj.org.