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Re: 118th Anniversary of the Adwa Victory Celebration-All Are Invited!

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  • g_jahiel
    Thanks for sharing info about this event, Carol! Do you think it would be appropriate for younger (6 & 8) kids? Thanks! Greg
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 21, 2013
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      Thanks for sharing info about this event, Carol!

      Do you think it would be appropriate for younger (6 & 8) kids?

      Thanks!

      Greg








      --- In EAKC@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" <chdeely@...> wrote:
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      > 118th Anniversary of the Adwa Victory: A Celebration in Chicago
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      > CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - On Saturday March 2, 2013, Ethiopians and friends of the Ethiopian community will celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Victory of Adwa at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (1730 West Greenleaf Avenue) at 2:00 pm.
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      > On March 1, 1896, Ethiopian patriotic forces decisively defeated the Italian Colonial Army at Adwa, a place in Northern Ethiopia. By 1896, Ethiopia had become the last free nation, with the exception of Liberia, on continental Africa; it was never colonized. After the Battle of Adwa, Ethiopia became the First African Nation to ever win a major battle over a powerful European colonizer. The Battle of Adwa, known as "The Greatest Colonial Battle in Modern Times," took place near the 3,000-year-old City of Axum, Ethiopia's ancient capital.
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      > Adwa was a victory of right over wrong, a victory that shines in a free human spirit. The Ethiopian Victory at Adwa instilled pride in the hearts of Blacks throughout the colonized world; it also inspired dreams of liberation from oppressive European colonizers and strengthened the spiritual bond between Ethiopia and the African Diaspora in America and the Caribbean.
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      > The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago invites all people, particularly youths of Ethiopian and African heritage, to attend this historical anniversary. We encourage Ethiopians to be mindful of their spiritual and historical bond to the ancient land of Ethiopia. We hope attendees will learn from the special presentation by the renowned, independent, veteran filmmaker and professor Haile Gerima, the maker of films such as SANKOFA, HARVEST and TEZA. His films have received international commendations.
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      > The celebration on March 2nd will feature the screening of his documentary film titled ADWA: An African Victory, which documents the historic Battle of Adwa in 1896. Professor Gerima will also preview his latest project.
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      > For more information, Contact:
      > Tel. 773-508-0303 ex. 115, 110 or 113
      >
    • Carol Deely
      For more information, Contact: Tel. 773-508-0303 ex. 115, 110 or 113
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 21, 2013
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        For more information, Contact:
        Tel. 773-508-0303 ex. 115, 110 or 113 
        On Feb 20, 2013, at 11:59 AM, Carol wrote:


        For more information, Contact:
        Tel. 773-508-0303 ex. 115, 110 or 113 

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