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Kwanzaa Accord 2020 & Sankofa Renaissance 2063 Overview
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  • 1. 1.THE KWANZAA ACCORD The Kwanzaa Accord ("the Accord") is a grassroots social contract between the peoples of Bermuda and of the United States of America to promote the global mantra "unity in the community world vibe, fighting with peace and not for it" under the auspices of an African Union registered non- governmental organization called the Friends of the African Union (FAU). The Accord was inaugurated on January 1, 2013 in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the commencement of US emancipation in 1863 and the 180th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery Act of 1833 within the former British Empire. The Accord has been designed to promote seven years of reconciliation between all peoples impacted by the African slave trade - described as a "third emancipation" from the vestiges of mental slavery. The Accord will climax on January 1, 2020 following a global commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. A sub-group of this community was also sent to Bermuda. These first Africans had been taken captive from the Kongo Kingdom on the shores of the Kwanzaa River in the country that is now known as Angola. The people of Bermuda had played a strategic role in this first experiment in slavery 3 years earlier in 1616 and they are now taking a 21st century leadership role to seek truth and reconciliation for this "original sin". As part of this global strategy, the local Bermuda organizers have proposed to rehabilitate the Royal Naval Dockyard that once hosted the British Admiralty in the 19th century as a Maritime Academy and Studio Themepark (MAST) dedicated to global peacemaking. It is proposed that MAST will be underwritten by a public private partnership between government, industry and civil society to expedite the fiduciary transformation of Bermuda's economic architecture in harmony with the general principles of the Accord. The first priority of the Accord will be to demonstrate how public priorities can be restructured to promote economic expansion, job creation and community reinvestment in "marginal at risk" constituencies. MAST will serve as an offshore superhub for transatlantic cooperation in shipping, telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment and green technology industries between the Americas and other countries in CARICOM, the EU, Asia and the AU. Once this inaugural Bermuda model is in place, the Accord process will be duplicated in similar communities in the US and the developing world. The project is being spearheaded in Bermuda by Spanish Town Entertainment as part of its Sounds of Sanctuary program for social cohesion. US stakeholders include Wilcommnet LLC, GBI Inc., PVJOBS and Hargrove Engineering.
  • 2. 1 2. COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT The Bermuda bureau of the FAU has been commissioned to serve as the “financial solutions provider” of the Kwanzaa Accord to the peoples of the African Diaspora and their host countries. This gives Bermuda an unprecedented opportunity to shape new terms of trade with Africa for an emerging niche market that represents an estimated billion people in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The North American division of the FAU will be the primary Bermuda customer for risk management solutions in banking, housing, green technology, wet infrastructure, telecommunications and entertainment markets. Many of these solutions will be modeled at the proposed MAST Superhub at the Royal Naval Dockyard. The Bermuda Government can play a signature role in this regard by becoming a participant in the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Annual Conference on March 12-15 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC in collaboration with the FAU. (http://www.ncrc.org/conference/) This event will enable to Bermuda to emerge as the leading offshore financial center to actively engage in the development of new community reinvestment standards for minorities in partnership with US domestic agencies such as the FDIC, HUD, and the Treasury Department. This collaboration can also help the Bermuda Government to accommodate best practices in restructuring its own community reinvestment criteria.
  • 3. The Kwanzaa Accord 2020 & Sankofa Renaissance 2063 Sankofa: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." .Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Similarly, the Washington, D.C. National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrates Sankofa as a spiritual companion guiding our epic journey inspiring cultural memory The Sankofa Passage in Leimert Park links all Diasporans to African traditions that reconnect the family, transcending language and location, to commemorate the trials and survival of our Maafa (holocaust) through the Middle Passage from the Cradle of Humankind in Africa. Kwanzaa was developed 1966 – 1967 to “give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society. The first Africans brought to America came from the area of the Kwanzaa River in Angola and the name derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest. The Kwanzaa Accord elevates the survival culture of the plantations to a transformational experience that celebrates our solidarity, creativity and happiness to be together The Kwanzaa Accord 2013-2020,is the inaugural 7 year campaign of the a new social contract on the frontline of the global pursuit of happiness. envisioning worldwide celebration of the Kwanzaa Principals 7 days a week, Sunday through Saturday, aligning with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 among all peoples of African Descent, regardless of citizenship, language or race. "AJ Ambassadors" represent "Unity in the Community World Vibe, Fighting With Peace and Not For It" based on the Bermuda Gombey cultural mosaic of European, Indigenous Tribes and Africa, tracing its heritage back to Ghana Africa and invite all the world to recognize and celebrate our "one ness". The Black Caucus of California Community Colleges which is open to membership from students at all students and alumni from institutions throughout the state (including Charles Drew Medical University, the only Historically Black University (HBCU) west of the Mississippi) adapted the Kwanzaa Accord 2013-2020 and Ambassador AJ Gombey as mascot. Five Points Youth Foundation provides the 501c3 framework to empower all community stakeholders with entrepreneurial, educational and vocational curriculum, training and resources locally, nationally and globally through Global Partnerships for Development, in compliance with the United Nations’ Global Compact to champion the Sankofa Renaissance 2063 and celebrate unity in the global community. For information, contact Andrew Williams Jr. * +1-888-895-5098 * aj@trn.tv
  • 4. 2013-2020 Kwanzaa Accord via Congress of African People (CAP) Congress of African People (CAP), Los Angeles, welcomes the opportunity to engage with The AJ Action Team (AJAX), in the promotion and implementation of these Kwanzaa Accords as they are outlined in the document commemorating the 150th Anniversary, of the Emancipation Proclamation extending the rights of liberty to African descendants impacted by the Holocaust of Enslavement. Be it resolved, that we will work in concert with our Bermuda and Global Family to ensure the the rights which were extended 150 years ago, are now, starting in 2003, given the opportunity of being exercised and implementing in a more meaningful and substantive way. As African people, we affirm our right of Self-Determination to shape a vision for our people to become free, proud and productive. Be it resolved, that the value basis for our unification are embodied in the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa, Unity (Umoja), Self Determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Faith (Imani). These principles have sacred significance to our people and struggle, in that they were designed by our African Ancestors and passed down through the generations to guide our work and contribution to human progress. Be it resolved, that CAP applauds the efforts of AJAX for embarking on a path of Sustainable Economic Development, Industry Building and Financial Independence which will serve as a model for Economic Growth and Prosperity of our respective communities, the African continent and its diaspora. Be it further resolved, that CAP will work to assist in producing and promoting a program of Cultural Restoration and Renaissance in the key areas of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment (F.A.M.E.), based in the Los Angeles Leimert Park, (Pan African Village) Community and to coordinate our activities and progress with our Bermuda, Diasporan and African Continental family. And lastly, it is the hope and intent of all of these efforts, to create a New African Man and Woman, conscious of their historical role, and who are prepared to step back on the "Stage of Human History, as free, proud and productive people". Mwalimu Wesley Kabaila Simbamaat Consultants - Principal Blog - www.simbamaat.blogspot.com www.sankofapress.blogspot.com
  • 5. The Kwanzaa Accord 2013-2020 On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of legal enforcement of US Emancipation at midnight on January 1, 1863, the elders and advocates of the Leimert Park Community in Los Angeles have resolved to become the lead organizers of a seven year campaign called the Kwanzaa Accord to promote atonement, reconciliation and redemption of America’s “original sin” of chattel slavery using the precepts of the annual Kwanzaa Festival. The Kwanzaa Accord is inspired by the biblical story of Joseph who foresaw seven years of plenty followed by years of famine, with the exception that the present state of human affairs is reversed - with seven years of sacrifice to be followed by seven years of recovery. The campaign will be punctuated with the global commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the first arrival of African slaves at Virginia in 1619. The campaign will ensure that Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) embodied in it, will be celebrated throughout the year, starting with a “Good Luck Almanac” (nicknamed the “Bahati Saba”) that divides the western calendar into the seven themes of Kwanzaa as a means of benchmarking collective activities regardless of religious, cultural or social differences. Each theme is extended over a seven week period, leaving a surplus of 3 shoulder weeks for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Beginnings. This African Value System shall serve as the foundational Principles of Unity, around which our Pan African Community can be mobilized to achieve our collective Renaissance Goals, in this International Decade for People of African Descent. The Kwanzaa Accord is designed to restore the primacy of the permacultural sciences that fueled the rebirth of modern civilization and were perverted by the Atlantic slave trade to promote the ideology of racial subjugation. The Good Luck Almanac will serve as a central clearinghouse for holistic, self-help programs that promote the restoration of a common agenda for wealth creation and sharing in the post- industrial era. Ambassador AJ Gombey represents “The African Child In All of Us” in truth and fact, as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated the province including Gauteng, South Africa as “The Cradle of Humankind” Signatories to this Kwanzaa Accord agree to practice and demonstrate “Unity In the Community World Vibe, By Fighting With Peace Not For It” through Collaborative Arts and Technology that advocate and transcend the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations in compliance with the United Nations Global Compact. Copyright 1-1-13 * Andrew Williams Jr. * awilliamsjr@trn.tv * 1-888-802-8599 * trnintl.trn.tv * #AWilliamsJr