The Maafa Celebration Committee will hold its 16th Annual Day of Remembrance on Thursday, July 3, honoring the African lives lost during the Middle Passage. Situated along the Durand-Eastman Park shoreline, the Day of Remembrance was first held 15 years ago to provide attendees with history and information on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. This year's iteration is placing a stronger focus on an open dialogue, encouraging community members to voice their perspectives on the severity of the Middle Passage, and join the Maafa Celebration Committee in a libation ceremony.
The 16th Annual Day of Remembrance will take place Thursday, July 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Durand-Eastman Park shoreline (look for the red/black/green flags), Lake Shore Boulevard. Free. For more information, email TheMaafaJuly3rd@gmail.com or visit MaafaCC.webs.com.