Welcome to the John Lynch Afrikan Education Programme
Retrieving the past for Liberation Now! is our motto and mission. We are compelled to contribute to the fight for Afrikan liberation for Afrikans worldwide through in the first instance raising the consciousness of our people by implementing our aims. We believe knowing that you are not free is the first step towards the abolition of mentacide - the psychological condition that seeks to delude us and give us a false sense of freedom and increases our lethargy and unwillingness to act against injustice. We are not an organisation that is structured or operates in a way that typifies a non-statutory (voluntary) organisation. We define ourselves as a group of contributors to the liberation movement. We have a structure that best suits our purpose rather than the purpose of external bodies and agendas. We do not support the arrogant stance which says ‘our way is the right way’ or ‘your organisation is wrong because….’ We see JLAEP as part of a response to the predicament of Afrikan people at home or abroad. We recognise that different strategies and emphasis are needed to form a holistic response to our needs. We therefore are focussed on freeing the mind, body and spirit through Afrikan centred education. We do not work in isolation and align ourselves with key national and international social movements and campaigns that have a clear strategy and focus vis-a-vis aspects of our road towards self determination and total liberation of people, land, resources and minds.
**LATEST NEWS ** LATEST NEWS **
Book Launch Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at the Malcolm X Centre 6.30pm
Kwanzaa Symposium and Karamu Thursday 28th December 2017 at the Malcolm X Centre 12 noon
'Applying the Principles - living the 7 for Life!'
Go to our Kwanzaa page to find out more about the plan to celebrate 25 years of Kwanzaa in Bristol.
TRANSPORT FROM BRISTOL TO THE REPARATIONS MARCH TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST 2017
The John Lynch Afrikan Education Programme
will be providing transport from.BRISTOL for those who wants to attend the annual Reparations March from Windrush Square Brixton, London to deliver the Stop the Maangamizi We Charge Genocide/Ecocide
petition to Downing St.
BE A PART OF HISTORY!!
Pick ups from - The Malcolm X Centre at 6.45am
Black Swan Pub - 7.00am. (Prompt!)
Cost - £25 Adults - £20 Concession - £10 child.
Payment by Bank Transfer:
******All payments must be made by Saturday 22nd July 2017********
Limited places. First paid. First served. Payment=Reservation.
CASH ALSO ACCEPTED by prior arrangement.
Leave Windrush Square Brixton, London at 9pm.
Bring water and comfortable walking shoes.. Light refreshments on sale on transport. There will be food stalls at Windrush Square.
For information on the programme of the day please join the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Facebook Group or add TheMarch August or contact Jolene on 07766655730 for transport details or to make a CASH payment.
OUR PROJECTS *** OUR ACTIVITIES *** OUR SERVICES
Every year since 1992 we had led the Afrikan community in Bristol in organising the annual Kwanzaa Karamu (feast) which takes place in December every year. Kwanzaa is a cultural observance constructed and synthesised from various Afrikan traditions that Elder Maulana Karenga brought together in 1966 to form the 7 day observance. We observe Kwanzaa in Bristol as it represents a return to observing dates within an Afrikan Calendar cycle and provides our community with an opportunity to reaffirm our Afrikan values, celebrate our pride in our Afrikanness and plan as a community how we intend to move forward in rebuilding our culture, power and Nationhood - all lost or severly depleted as a result of the Maangamizi. The 7 day oservaqnce based on 7 core principles ad supported by 7 symbols are further explained in our Kwanzaa section in our main menu.
Regional Affiliates of The Global Afrikan People's Parliament
We are an affiliate group of the Global Afrikan People's Parliament . Our role is to mobilise peoplein Bristol and the south west around GAPP priorities. We support their education for mobilisation programme and other strands of their work. Please visit www.globalafrikanpeoplesparliament.org for more information.
Supporters of the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March
On 1st Mosiah (August) every year we facilitate Bristol's involvement in the reparations march from Windrush Square in Brixton London, to No 10 Downing street to deilver the Stop the Maangamizi - We charge Genocide/Ecocide Petition. Leading up to the march we organise Reparations awareness workshop and other 'Education is Preparation for Reparations' activities such as banner making workshops and outreach/street teams to collect signatures for the petition and engage the publice in Maangamizi awareness as it manifests in its current forms.