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Hannibal Tirus Afrik Restoring the works of an Afrikan Giant ft Omowale Afrika (IKG WW - Nov. 2022)

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Earlier this year, Filmmakers Omowale Afrika & Frank Edwards, packed up their film equipment for an exploratory journey to Mississippi. They went in search of information about one of the most dedicated warriors Black America has ever known, Baba Hannibal Tirus Afrik.

Their mission was simple, learn as much as possible about Baba Hannibal's Vision & Mission, and reintroduce it to this generation.

They achieved their first goal, and on June 5, 2022, what would've been Baba Hannibal's 88th birthday, they released their findings in an article titled, Reparations, Food Sovereignty, and Starvation in America.

Omowale and Frank are now in the pre-production phase for their new film project, Hannibal: The Fight for Food Sovereignty in the South. The goal of this new project is to heighten the level of awareness around the Global Food Crisis, and to make it clear to Black America that Food Self Sufficiency is our only path to sustaining and protecting our freedom.

Speaker's Bio:
Omowale Afrika is a Garveyite, and grassroots institution builder, with over 17 years of student & community organizing experience. Omowale has served the local Philadelphia community in a variety of roles, including, the former President of Marcus Garvey’s, UNIA & ACL, Division 121, and as an Anti-Violence activist with Men United for a Better Philadelphia.

He currently serves as the Vice-Shenuti for the Philadelphia Chapter of Afrocentricity International, where he oversees Youth Programming. He is also responsible for managing the community outreach initiatives for the African Heritage & Cultural preservation fund, and was the lead organizer for the RBG Centennial Conference, and the 2020 Remaking Black Power Summit. In addition to his organizing efforts, brother Omowale is an independent filmmaker & community lecturer, with his most notable works being the Strike Drum lecture series, and the Un-American Dilemma project.

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