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Our Mission

We are the men of the MAAFA Redemption Project. We recognize that we cannot redeem our families and communities until we first redeem ourselves. Therefore, our mission is to invest in the mind, body and spirit so that we may repair and rebuild our city, one life at a time.

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What we do

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What does MAAFA mean?

The Kiswahili word “MAAFA,” translated as “great disaster or terrible occurrence,” is commonly used to refer to the tragic history of the Transatlantic African Slave Trade, and its ensuing effects on people of African descent.

Recently, the term has come to broadly denote the dreadful social & economic conditions which circumscribe Black and Brown lives in America’s urban centers. Inspired by the artwork of the late Tom Feelings, New Mount Pilgrim church installed the world's largest iconic display of the "Middle Passage" in 2000. Deemed the "MAAFA Remembrance" stained-glass window, the art piece was designed to commemorate the tragic impacts of the slave trade, and inspire viewers to reflect on the redemptive work of remembering the past in order to create a more just and verdant present and future.

MAAFA Leadership & Life Coach Team

Malcolm Davis

Project Director

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You can contact him at malcolm.davis@maafa.org.

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Robert Ervin

Project Director

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You can contact him at robert.ervin@maafa.org.

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DeWayne McCain

Program Manager

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You can contact him at dewayne.mccain@maafa.org.

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Jerome Dowdy

Project Director

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You can contact him at jerome.dowdy@maafa.org.

Marshall Hatch Jr.

Executive Director

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You can contact him at marshall.hatch@maafa.org.

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