Monday, November 25, 2013

UMOJA KARAMU 2013

On behalf of the Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh and EMWOT (East Meets West of Troost) we sincerely express our thanks and appreciation for your interest and participation with Umoja Karamu (Unity Feast) event, on November 24th 2013

We would also like to thank our sponsors; The KC National Black United Front . Asante Sana for  all who had attended. We had a wonderful time. The food service was superb.   
I think of the Umoja Karamu not only as a harvest celebration of food and family, but spiritually, it is a way to venerate our Aku (ancestors) for their legacy
Special Thanks to
KC National Black United Front
Councilwoman, Sharon Sanders Brooks, The inspiration of the name “Green Acres” and the Kansas City Urban Farm Initiative.
Special Recognition of Sponsors
Ajamu and Kinda Webster
Bill Grace Samori Toure'
Brother Kazuma Furlow, Queen Mother Furlow of the Afrikan Village/ Temple of Maat
EMWOT (East Meets West of Troost)
Amen Ankh Urban Farms


Special Thanks to All Personal Supporters:
Brandon Heru Amen-Ra (Adenike’s “QueenMa’s” Grandson “Prince”)
Dre Taylor- Males To Men
The Chess Club
Amen Ankh Urban Farm
Black Urban Farmers Coalition
Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh
Ø  Adenike Amen-Ra
Ø  Sasteh Meter Mosley- http://emwot.ws
Ø  Yvonne Walker
Ø  Featuring
             o  Christina Scales
o   Imani Maat Hotep
o   Les Izmore

Please, feel free to call us for your family, business, and other Special events.
Sincerely,
Adenike AmenRa (816) 304-7240

Event Planner, Priestess Amen Par Ankh and EMWOT
If you need further Information on seasonal events, contact the Amen Par Ankh (Sacred house of life) for Libations and Cultural Ministry Services: Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing & Classes
For more than thirty years, the Kansas City, Black United Front has sponsored the Umoja Karamu in Kansas City, Missouri. This year, the Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh will present the 5 Passages of OUR-story in a grand celebration of harvest and honor of the legacy of our Ancestors. We will infuse culture in a dinner theater atmosphere with passages of poetry and spoken word




 UMOJA KARAMU means (Unity Feast)

Our Celebration will feature African American Historical Presentations Music, Spoken Word and Poetry and an abundant Potluck Feast: (Families please bring a covered dish)
Sunday, November 24th @ 4pm-9pm...
At the Black United Front Center 7714 Prospect, Kansas City, MO
Historic Presentations and Dinner Theater of Spoken Word and Poetry by the Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh: Sasteh Meter Mosley, Adenike Amen-Ra, Yvonne Walker, Imani Maat Hotep, Christina Scales, Les Izmore, For More Information Call us: 816-304-7240 or 816-509-9404
 

Umoja Karamu, meaning "unity feast" in Swahili, is an African American celebration begun in 1971 by Dr. Edward Sims, Jr., held on the fourth Sunday in November. Its purpose is to instill solidarity, Afrikan values, and appreciation of Afrikan heritage into Afrikan American families. Libations to honor ancestors, historical readings, music, and a potluck feast will mark this observance.
The celebration is based on five periods of African American life, each represented by a color and a symbolic food.
 
1. The color black- Pre Invasion – (Black Beans) Black families before slavery
2. The color white- Maafa – (White Rice) scattering of black families (during slavery)
3. The color red- Emancipation – (Grape Juice) Black Liberation struggle
4. The color green- Struggle for Civil Rights – (Greens) the struggle for Equal rights
5. The color gold- Looking to the Future – (Corn) hope for the future




EMWOT and Amen Par Ankh are now collecting Winter Wear and Hygiene Items for At-Risk Youth, homeless Teens and Young Adults: Blankets, Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Sweaters, Boots, Drinking Water, Work Gear and Tools - Hygiene Items like: Soap, Tooth Brushes, Hair Brushes, Mouthwash, Deodorant, washcloths, Sanitary pads, Shaving equipment, Disinfectant spray, Laundry soap, Paper products etc... You can drop off your items at the Amen Par Ankh 3641 Bales Ave., KCMO 64128

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Look for us on FaceBook & Twitter We celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attunment - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Head wrapping, Natural Hair Braiding, beading and Lox twisting, ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses, Gifts, Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We acknowledge creation. We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and micro greens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers and Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self determination) All Original people. Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.