NAKO-NY Monthly Forum: Film & Discussion on Amilcar Cabral
The New York Chapter of the National Association of KAWAIDA ORGANIZATIONS NAKO-NY
FILM & DISCUSSION on the Life of
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO)
presents its monthly community education forum. This month will feature
a film and discussion centered around the African theorist and leader "Amilcar Cabral" from Batafa, Guinea. Cabral was assassinated January 20, 1973 by forces of Western imperialism.
AmilcarCabral, one of the founders and leader of the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde),
is revered in the historical memory of many who study the pathfinders
of liberation struggles. While colonialists were beginning to negotiate
dismantling their visible and oppressive holds on different African
nations, Portugal was trying to tighten its hold on Guinea-Bissau.
Cabral along with his supporters organized themselves to develop their
political thinking and actions, as well as what Cabral called the
"re-Africanization" of their minds.
of the quotes that emerged from the "Black Liberation Struggle" are
from his theoretical observations, such as, "....always bear in mind
that people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone's head.
They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in
peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future for their
must practice revolutionary democracy in every aspect of our Party
life. Every responsible member must have the courage of his
responsibilities, exacting from others a proper respect for his work and
properly respecting the work of others. Hide nothing from the masses of
our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no
difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories...."
This program will take place at The Afrikan Poetry Theatre(APT), Sunday, January 29, 2012from 3pm to5pm. APT is located at 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Queens, New York 11432.
Admission is free, suggested minimum donation requested is $5.00(but no one will be turned away).