The Bronx Community Mourns Mandela.
On Monday, December 9, 2013, doors will open at 9:00 am at the Bronx Al Iman Community Center that is located at a diagonal adjacent across the road from Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda Office on 2006 Westchester Avenue. A call to the community has been rolled out for everyone to come and join the students from the Islamic Leadership School and the nearby schools sign into the historic Nelson Mandela memorial book that will be submitted to the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations next week.
The Bronx Community has shared its solemn part of grief in remembering Nelson Mandela. The Bronx is one of the places with highest numbers of African immigrants in the United States and this demographic reality makes it a nucleus of grief expression for the man that bridged the racial divide in Apartheid South Africa.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the community will watch a live broadcast of a public memorial service at it will be happening at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. This live big screen funeral moment will be eulogized by the cultural performances, interfaith passages and poetic illustrations from the community.
This unprecedented celebrative ceremony is the only way the African Community in the Bronx can be in sync with South Africa and the rest of the world in remembering the victorious fight of faith that our patriarch, Nelson Mandela has fought.
For more information, please call the Al Iman Community Center at 718 822 5555. All Are Welcome!