17TH MEMORIAL MARCH IN HONOR OF AFRICAN /BLACK HEROES /HEROINES
AND VICTIMS OF MAAFA (ENSLAVEMENT, COLONIALISM, NEOCOLONIALISM, NAZISM AND RACISM)
We call on all the general public, especially the African / Black / “BIPoC” communities, to participate in the Memorial March, to mobilise for it, to support our cause!
For the 17th consecutive year, the “Committee for an African Monument in Berlin” (KADIB), represented by the “African / Black Community” (ABC), invites the general public to join us for our annual Memorial March in commemoration of the African / Black heroes / heroines and victims of the Maafa. “Maafa” (Kiswaheli) means “The Great Destruction” in Africa: Enslavement, Colonialism and Genocides, Neo-Colonialism and Ecocides, Nazism and Racism.
“While we march, remains of our Ancestors and artefacts that have preserved our cultures and cultural treasures are still been displayed in German / European museums. We demand the repatriation of everything stolen by Germany from Africa.” Prof. Kapet de Bana also persistently reminded the world of the right and duty to remember.
Wilhelm-Strasse 92, 10117 Berlin
As every year, the Memorial March begins here with wreath-laying ceremony and speeches. At the invitation of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the infamous “Berlin Africa Conference” began on 15 November, 1884 in Berlin (Reichskanzlerpalais, Wilhelm-Strasse 77) and ended there on 26 February, 1885. Berlin, as the capital of Germany, was therefore purposely chosen as the location for the Memorial March, because of its colonial legacies, but also because of its involvement in Africa’s current plights.
The Memorial March ends with a rally at the Humboldt Forum.
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17. Gedenkmarsch zu Ehren der afrikanischen / Schwarzen Held*Innen und Opfer der Maafa*
25.02.2023, 11 am prompt.
Wilhelmstraße 92, 10117 Berlin, Germany!