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The Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership 2010
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Le New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival Project (NOAFEST) décerne le jeudi 1er Octobre 2010, le Premier Prix annuel Toni Cade Bambara pour le Leadership Culturel à deux professionnels de la culturel qui ont contribué de manière significative à la diversité culturelle et artistique de la ville de Nouvelle Orléans. Cette initiative a été rendue possible grâce à une dotation de la Fondation Andy Warhol for the Visual Arts.

Nous avons choisi de donner à ce Prix le nom de la militant et écrivaine marquante, Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995).. Elle s’est rendue célèbre avec son roman The Salt Eaters (« Les mangeurs de sel », 1980). Il y a aussi son puissant roman de 1999, Those Bones are not My Child paru en français en 2002 (chez Christian Bourgois, Collection : Fictives) sous le titre « Ce cadavre n’est pas mon enfant », sur le meurtre de quarante enfants noirs à Atlanta entre 1979 et 1981.

Nous sommes ravis d’honorer Vera Warren-Williams, qui en 1983 a fondé le Community Book Center (CBC), et Jennifer Turner, la gérante du CBC, avec ce Premier Prix annuel NOAFEST Toni Cade Bambara pour le Leadership Culturel.

Responsables du NOAFEST
Joseph Gaï Ramaka & Eileen Julien


LIEU
Restaurant Galvez

http://www.galvezrestaurant.com

Galvez Solarium – French Market
914 North Peters Street New Orleans 70116

Pour plus d’information
Visiter notre site web neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
noafest@neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
+1 504-899-4382

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As the opening event of the 2010 Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival, the New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival Project (NOAFEST) will host a celebration on Friday October 1, 2010, to present the first annual Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership to two cultural workers who have contributed significantly to the cultural and artistic diversity of the City. This initiative has been made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

We have chosen to name this award for the activist and prolific writer, Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995). Bambara was a practicing artist, filmmaker, educator, feminist, and community activist. Her travels to Cuba and Vietnam helped her see the struggles of African Americans in the context of black nationalist struggles around the globe. She is well known for her novel, The Salt Eaters (1980), but her 1999 novel, Those Bones are not My Child, about the murder of forty black children in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981, is powerful. Toni Morrison edited it and considered it a masterpiece. Bambara once said that she never thought of herself as a writer but as a community person who « writes and does a few other things. » But she recognized that « writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me » (Black Women Writers, 1984).

We are pleased therefore to honor Vera Warren-Williams, who in 1983 founded the Community Book Center (CBC), and Jennifer Turner, the manager of the CBC, with the first annual NOAFEST Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership. These visionary, ambitious and dauntless women have created a bookstore that highlights books by and about Africans and people of African descent. The CBC is also, as many know, a community center, a gathering place to share ideas, food, and to constitute community. In short, the CBC is a people’s place.

Jennifer Turner insists on the spirit of dialogue as a distinctive feature of their enterprise: « You can go to Barnes and Noble and have books everywhere you can see – from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling, everywhere’s a book. But it’s not the quantity, but the quality, and that’s what we pride ourselves on, the quality of the word. And besides that, where else can you go and have a one on one and talk about a book and give your views and they give it back to you? »

Vera Warren-Williams stresses the ultimate goal of breaking down barriers: « Our services weren’t specifically for African-Americans, even though that was the primary audience. But we felt it was important for the entire community to have access to this information because all of racial discrimination and prejudice is based on ignorance. The more we know about each other’s history and culture, we can eliminate some of those stereotypes and prejudices we carry. Sometimes you can’t go certain places and discuss things, so we created a safe haven here for political, cultural, and social discussions. »

Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Eileen Julien


Welcome to Galvez!
We specialize in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including our house specialties and other customer favorites. Our cuisine entrees are served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you and your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Galvez promise to make your next dining experience a pleasant one.
http://www.galvezrestaurant.com

Venue
Galvez Solarium – French Market
914 North Peters Street New Orleans 70116

For more information
Visit our website neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
noafest@neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
+1 504-899-4382

English

As the opening event of the 2010 Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival, the New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival Project (NOAFEST) will host a celebration on Friday October 1, 2010, to present the first annual Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership to two cultural workers who have contributed significantly to the cultural and artistic diversity of the City. This initiative has been made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

We have chosen to name this award for the activist and prolific writer, Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995). Bambara was a practicing artist, filmmaker, educator, feminist, and community activist. Her travels to Cuba and Vietnam helped her see the struggles of African Americans in the context of black nationalist struggles around the globe. She is well known for her novel, The Salt Eaters (1980), but her 1999 novel, Those Bones are not My Child, about the murder of forty black children in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981, is powerful. Toni Morrison edited it and considered it a masterpiece. Bambara once said that she never thought of herself as a writer but as a community person who « writes and does a few other things. » But she recognized that « writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me » (Black Women Writers, 1984).

We are pleased therefore to honor Vera Warren-Williams, who in 1983 founded the Community Book Center (CBC), and Jennifer Turner, the manager of the CBC, with the first annual NOAFEST Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership. These visionary, ambitious and dauntless women have created a bookstore that highlights books by and about Africans and people of African descent. The CBC is also, as many know, a community center, a gathering place to share ideas, food, and to constitute community. In short, the CBC is a people’s place.

Jennifer Turner insists on the spirit of dialogue as a distinctive feature of their enterprise: « You can go to Barnes and Noble and have books everywhere you can see – from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling, everywhere’s a book. But it’s not the quantity, but the quality, and that’s what we pride ourselves on, the quality of the word. And besides that, where else can you go and have a one on one and talk about a book and give your views and they give it back to you? »

Vera Warren-Williams stresses the ultimate goal of breaking down barriers: « Our services weren’t specifically for African-Americans, even though that was the primary audience. But we felt it was important for the entire community to have access to this information because all of racial discrimination and prejudice is based on ignorance. The more we know about each other’s history and culture, we can eliminate some of those stereotypes and prejudices we carry. Sometimes you can’t go certain places and discuss things, so we created a safe haven here for political, cultural, and social discussions. »

Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Eileen Julien


Welcome to Galvez!
We specialize in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including our house specialties and other customer favorites. Our cuisine entrees are served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you and your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Galvez promise to make your next dining experience a pleasant one.
http://www.galvezrestaurant.com

Venue
Galvez Solarium – French Market
914 North Peters Street New Orleans 70116

For more information
Visit our website neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
noafest@neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
+1 504-899-4382