Here are some great cultural community events that may interest you and your family, on behalf of UMOJA!
As many of you know, the reason Umoja exists is because of the commitment that the leaders of African Heritage Inc (AHI) made to me when I approached them, especially Bola Delano and Sabrina Robins.
AHI has some very significant events they are hosting in February. Please review the offerings and if it works for your family, take advantage of them. I have heard from one student that attended the High School program last year that it was the most amazing day of her life. Very powerful. Whether it works for your family or not, please spread the word about the opportunities. AHI is making a difference in the lives of our children. Let’s support them any way we can.
I also wanted to let you know that an Umoja mom from 2015 was so moved that she worked with her employer to start an MN version of Umoja. You can find details about the Umoja MN at www.umojamn.org. This will be a summer weekend offering in the Twin Cities area. Again, spread the word. And finally, the original Umoja’s date is Oct 14-16 at Green Lake Conference Center.
Only for African American/Black High School Students
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 – Kimberly, WI
African American students will be involved in culturally relevant learning activities that empower them to be successful at schools in predominantly white communities. They will be exposed to college admission, career exploration and identity development workshops.
We are glad to offer our second annual professional development workshop for teachers. Spaces are limited and is only offered to teachers/K12 staff. Registration fees are waived until Jan. 25, 2016. Our consultant from Chicago, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the presenter.
Superintendent Professional Development Workshop
Teachers can not implement change or infuse culturally relevant practices, without the support of district administration. For the for the first time, we are glad to offer a workshop dedicated to support school district superintendents and board designee. Spaces are limited and is only open to individuals in these roles.
Black History Program for the Community
This event is free and open to the entire community. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Sylvia R. Carey-Butler will present, “The Historical Impact of Education on the Lives and Communities of Blacks in America: Some Good News and Some Bad News”. You are invited to enjoy a soul food reception after the presentation.