8th Annual Julius K. Nyerere Commemoration
- organized by the JKN Commemoration Committee -
Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 pm
7919 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Nyerere, President John F. Kennedy. President Samora Machel (Mozambique), Nyerere & President Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia).
This year’s Commemoration of the life and work of Julius K. Nyerere, first President of Tanzania, will honor his legacy by celebrating SHINA Inc., which for 14 years has been working to successfully improve outcomes for orphans, women and other vulnerable families through education, aid and economic empowerment in rural Tanzania.
This year’s emcee is Toussaint L’Ouverture Tingling-
Clemmons. Our keynote speaker is Mrs. Jessica
Kamala-Mushala, esteemed President of SHINA Inc.
We will also hear from noted historian Dr. C.R. Gibbs;
Baba Mosi, President of Woodson-Banneker/Jackson
Bey division 330 of the UNIA-ACL; Howard University
history professor Dr. Gnaka Lagoke; Fravia Marquez,
First Secretary at the Political Area for the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela; DC’s revolutionary songstress
Luci Murphy; and the DC Labor Chorus. Fidel Castro & Julius Nyerere
Speakers will link the work of their organizations today with the Commemoration committee’s long-standing efforts to keep alive Mwalimu Nyerere’s mission by continuing the fight against poverty, ignorance and disease. Your participation will aid us in meeting that goal. This year’s program honors one of the founders, the late MP Letitia Nyerere, a woman’s rights advocate.
For years, the work of the Commemoration has been principally supported by the Tingling-Clemmons clan, a DC-based activist family, in concert with Tanzanians, all united by their love for justice and admiration for Mwalimu Nyerere. Donations of $25 per person will go to offset basic expenses of venue, artists and repast food, in addition to supporting the work of SHINA, Inc.
For more information, contact Rick Tingling-Clemmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.388.1111.
“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything which stands against love.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.