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2020 Social Justice Education International Abroad Programming
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Africa to America Workshop for secondary schools, colleges and educational agencies
The workshop will demonstrate the importance of arts in education as a tool for achieving goals of social justice and equity, and ways to integrate social justice arts across curriculum.
Additionally, the workshop challenges ways of traditional thinking by offering creative alternatives such as, social justice performing arts techniques similar to the work of Augusto Boal.
Using a “glocal” lens, the objective of this workshop is to provide techniques to build cultural understanding and empathy toward racial injustices, as well as to critically examine racism through creative social justice strategies.
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Workshops were presented at major venues during 2017- 2018 such as, Snohomish/Everett NAACP Ubuntu Conference, Everett, WA, National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Utah, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, Yassine Arts Center in Senegal, West Africa, and Jose Augusto Pinto High School in Sao Vincente, Cape Verde Islands.
Kuumba Learning Model Curriculum & Professional Development for Educators
The guiding source for this workshop is the Kuumba Learning Model. Kuumba is a Swahili word meaning “creativity.”
The workshop examines creative modalities used by Black women educators to radically reform education. These women are considered queen mothers of art & culture.
...when Dr. D. and Dr. Tartakov gave me the opportunity to have my first official teaching job at The Kuumba Multicultural School... What I learned from those two professors changed everything about how I saw the world...and how I still question everything I continue to see.....I feel gratitude that I was taught by such passionate, strong, and compassionate women....their empathy and honesty....was the open door that invited me into a place of learning where I could have the courage to be unafraid of truth...
Cassandra – Casey Green FB 2018
The guiding source for this Kuumba as Radical Pedagogy workshop is the Kuumba Learning Model. Kuumba is a Swahili word meaning “creativity.” The workshop examines creative modalities used by Black women educators to radically reform education. These women are considered queen mothers of art & culture.
The workshop presentation helps to increase understanding and appreciation for effective African-centered approaches to multicultural education curriculum. Information on queen mothers of art and culture, and how they have influenced education and communities will be discussed for the purpose of building greater appreciation for African-centered/multicultural curriculum. Resources via Power Point presentation and samples of the Kuumba curriculum are shared. Role play, creative arts, and group discussion are included in this workshop.
The organizing level is intermediate. It is geared to those that have some exposure to multicultural education. In particular, K-20 educators should find this workshop of interest. Participants should be able to take back critical creative African-centered/multicultural education strategies for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
The 25th Hour by Christopher Donaldson Jr.
The 25th Hour is based on Chris' poem of the same name. The 25th hour signifies what's truly important in life, as in "I liberate myself by enjoying life at the present moment."
Elsewhere he writes, "The purpose of living should be to always celebrate. Hence the term used to express this exact moment is the present."
Divine N Promise, by Karen B. McLean Dade
"I have had the opportunity to witness the excitement of our students reading and reviewing the first volume of Divine N Promise. This has affirmed my belief, as a middle school language arts teacher, ‘real life’ creative contemporary books increase interest and motivation in reading.”
-Dorian Rogers, 8th grade teacher and founder of Black on Black Rhyme
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We are available to contract with individuals and organizations to do productions, publications, and produce events. We also creatively consult with universities and business communities in areas of equity, inclusion and diversity. Have an idea for a joint project? Would you like to invite us to speak at your next event?