ARBA : Memorial and Celebration of the Life of the Legendary Former Council Member of the Sister City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia On August 3,2017

July 14, 2017
Jim Graham ( 4th from right ) at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the historic reopening of Howard Theater along with the late former mayor Marion Barry (left), Congresswoman Eleanor Homes Norton ( 2nd left ) and Council member ( former Mayor) Vincent Gray-photo-Washpost‍
Members of the D.C. Police and Fire Department honor guard carried former Council member Jim Graham’s coffin into the John A. Wilson Building on June 23, 2017. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia ) -.On behalf of the Ethiopian Community in the Greater Washington D.C. Metro area, Little Ethiopia organizes an "Arba" honoring the former D.C. Council member Jim Graham. In the Ethiopian culture, the word "Arba"  stands for the number 40. After someone has passed away and buried for over 40 days,family members, relatives and friends gather to remember all the good he has done throughout his life. Since Council Member Jim Graham has been such an important figure in the Ethiopian community, we would like to celebrate his life in our traditional ways and would appreciate for all to join Little Ethiopia as well. Detail will follow .

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