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2019 Sacramento Kwanzaa Pan African Unity
Date Thursday December 26
Time 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMichael Harris
EmailBlackagriculture [at]
Location Details
Rancho Cordova Library Community Room
Sacramento, California
Remember who you are, through 7 symbols, 7 principles, 7 days on 7 continents our “California Grown” Kwanzaa Holiday is set to begin a week from today within the Rancho Cordova Library Community Room at 3:30 pm, 9845 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95827.

Expanding California Pan African Global Trade and Investment remains the focus of an amazing milestone 400+ Year of Return, 1619-2019.

Sacramento Kwanzaa will come alive reflecting on our early California Pan African Heritage along the American River Parkway featuring our honored guest and keynote speaker Chief Priest Sola Atanda, President of the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith (HATTAF International)

People of Pan African Ancestry will come together near the site of Leidesdorff Ranch Adobe, headquarters for Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, a 35,500 acre Mexican land grant deeded in 1844 to Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., an African/Cuban/Danish/Jewish “African Founding Father of California” namesake of the William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. Memorial Highway.

Earlier this year, during the Sacramento Water Festival and Conference, the world premier of the movie “Water” was shown as part of annual event near the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River near the Capitol of the Great State of California.

December 7, 2019, at the Nigerian Embassy the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, highlighted the population strength and ethnic/cultural diversity of Nigeria. New York Senator Robert Jackson responded, “Consul General you said Nigeria has approximately 200 million people and that one out of every African is a Nigeria, and it shows that we all came from Africa. “Africa is waiting for her children to make her whole again. So, let us join together our fractured pieces and remember who we are. Let us stay united as one.’’

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that WATER is a documentary movie on the indigenous African faith, spirituality and culture of the Nigerian people.

Okoyen said Nigeria was a land of ancient empires whose tourist attractions “are still largely untapped.’’ He noted that with no fewer than 250 ethnic groups, 500 indigenous languages and rich culture and beautiful traditions, the country “offers wonderful opportunities for tourism, businesses and friendship to the world." According to him, the various ethnic groups are noted for traditional practices that remains attractive tourist destination to the rest of the world.

He said: “The colourful and revered traditional fathers who are custodians of our people’s culture and tradition play an important role in the modern-day governance in our communities.

“Tourists visiting Nigeria will therefore gain insight into a glorious past as well as the promising future of Nigeria, set and mixed with natural beauty of this diverse country. “Nigeria offers a remarkable range of physical beauty in our land and hospitality of our people ready to be enjoyed by tourists opportune to choose this land of ancient empires as their travel destination.’’

The envoy said the richness and diversity of Nigeria’s tourism resources, in addition to the economic liberalisation policy of the government, were viable investment opportunities.

While urging foreign investors to take advantage of the opportunities, Okoyen said the consulate was on standby to facilitate their journeys to Nigeria through seamless and speedy issuance of visas.

NAN reports that the movie captures the experience of two female African Americans, Tami Tyree and Maleeka Harris, during a 21-day immersive cultural, spiritual and business trip to Nigeria in 2018.

The journey took the explorers to some traditional shrines and ancient kingdoms in Yoruba land, and Argungu in Kebbi state.

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Sama’ ila Mera; Onikun of Ikun, and Oba, David Olusola Olatunde, are featured in the film. Dr Sola Atanda, President of the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith (HATTAF), played the role of narrator in the 74-minute film. Executive producer of the movie, Ms Joyce Adewumi, told guests at the event that the project was part of her efforts to promote a better understanding of African cultural practices and beliefs.

Adewumi explained that the work was also aimed at encouraging African Americans and other black people around the world back to trace their roots in Africa. It also seeks to “teach, enlighten and guide individuals to better discover and understand who they are and where they come from, to achieve success in life’’, according to her. Dr. Sola Atanda, President of the Healing and Teaching Temple of African Faith (HATTAF), played the role of narrator, with Adewumi providing context to the various places visited.

We kick off the 2019 Sacramento Kwanzaa Season, knowing our past, present and futures are connected in a good way. Everyone is invited to experience “A Taste of Africa” in the spirit of Umoja the first day of Kwanzaa.

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