FROM THE FAMILY OF JAVAD JAHI:
THERE WILL BE TWO SERVICES FOR JAVAD.
JAVAD JAHI'S MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE TAKING PLACE FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2009 10:00 am at ALLEN TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH
8501 INTERNATIONAL BLVD., OAKLAND, CA 94621
A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JAVAD JAHI will be held
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6, 2009 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM with a reception following.
EAST BAY CHURCH OF RELIGIOUS SCIENCE
4130 TELEGRAPH AVENUE
Please feel free to bring a
large healthy dish or natural beverage to share with the community for the
reception at East Bay. We will have a community Altar if you would like to
bring an offering.
Peace Family and Community,
I spoke with Javad's mother Maria Casey and then his sister Sakai around noon today and she told me in her own words that Javad Jahi has made his transition. She asked me to wait until the family had posted their statement on Facebook and sent out an email before letting you all know. I apologize for doing this through the email, but it would be far too difficult for me to call all of you and say those words again. Please understand. Following is the statement the Camilo posted on Facebook.
His mother said that she/they would let us know when the services will be. I must say the she and his father Yahmis, and the rest of his family lived through this with grace and dignity.
My love and blessings are with you all.
From Camilo Kareem Casey:
Javad Tshombe Martinez Jahi , a consummate warrior spirit and eloquent orator, has taken his place amongst the ancestors and The Most High. His dedication to family, friends and community is evident in all he does. A scholar, activist, youth advocate, supporter of human causes, lover of the arts and avid sportsmen, Javad has made the transition and accepted his new assignment and promotion with The Most High as of November 28th, 2009.
Words cannot adequately describe the spiritual essence, compassion and commitment exuded by this rare, yet down-to-earth, brother who will continue to be celebrated until time indefinite by all whom he has touched. His thirty-two years are chock-full of accomplishments too numerous to list in the context of this brie...f message. The legacy of this phenomenal brother is one infused with abundant activity and overwhelming love by his family, co-workers and the vast number of brothers, sisters, students and elders that are included amongst his loved-ones and vast network… All who know Javad recognize the love of life tthat he conveys to all in his path
We will miss Javad Jahi, and know that his loving spirit reigns free and strong...
With loving memories,
An excerpt from the poem "Back and Forth" from Mood Swings, a collection of poetry by the late Javad Jahi (July 19, 1977 - November 28, 2009)
"Black, brown, mahogany, chocolate, dark ebony tones
Leading... me to a pathway home
Victorious visions in the mind continue to roam
I hope your souls I have not over flown
My wings will not truly soar, unless accompanied by the flock
Different minds staying solid like rocks
From this birds eye view shows the opposite of few
Grasping truth's wetness in my clutches
Off this I pray
But it slid away like night taking day"
Rukia Lumumba, Javad Jahi and Omar Hunter (MXGM)
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110