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In 2019, R-Evolution Dialogues in the Diaspora brought 30 Africans of the Diaspora back to their ancestral continent. During this Year of Return pilgrimage, we shared our hopes, dreams and awakenings with each other and our new Ghanaian brothers and sisters.
Accra, Ghana - December 2019
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of Ghana proclaimed 2019, “The Year of Return” for Diasporan Africans. This year also marked the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans to North America.
For many of us, travelling to the Motherland would be a new experience but travelling during the "Year of Return" would be a spiritual pilgrimage...
We met every month to prepare ourselves for this once in a life time journey. We knew we would be travelling with our fellow Africans of the Diaspora.
What does it mean to go back home, to the Motherland? Some of us had done our ancestry research and found out our dna was from Ghana and near by countries like Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Nigeria.
What will it feel like to go through the door of return?
We prepared ourselves...
invoking the Kwanzaa principles to guide our journey of solidarity:
Collective Work and Responsibility
Oakland, CA - March 2019