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Truth Telling and Community Healing: Reawakening The African Spirit

University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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This Ceremony is intended for Black and African people who have participated in Trauma Recovery Project workgroup meetings, convenings and trainings.

 

Reawakening the African Spirit

 

Cultivating the Hearts and Minds of Our Community.

 

Healing requires we learn to the truth of our collective expereinces as community. The focus of this Healing Ceremony is to begin to acknowledge the presence of our Blackness upon the planet. 

 

Monday December 19th, 2016

Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

 2001 Plymouth Avenue North

 4:30m – 6:30pm Music, Dinner and Dialogue

 6:30pm – 8pm Healing, Ritual and Ceremony

Hosted by the Cultural Wellness Center & the Culture, Families and Learning Workgroup of the Trauma Recovery Project

 One of our greatest challenges for Black and African People across the planet is to begin to see who we are and why we have been called to the planet. People of African heritage are influencing what is happening around the globe. Healing our community requres we become conscious of how we are cultivating spaces to develop our future; the children. The focus of this ceremony is to begin to show how intentionally cultivating the hearts and minds of ourselves will change how our children relate to themselves and one another as a unified African Presence; Blackness. We will live better lives when we undewrstand Black is community, beauty and excellence demonstrated through each of us. We are the truth we see in the mirror. 

This Truth Telling and Community Healing Ceremony is open only to Black and African People to examine how we begin to heal as a community. As we begin to listen to one another as a community we will begin to hear and understand our roles as community members to respond to the call of the ancestors to work towards community healing. This ceremonial space is being created to address the deep longing within the Black Community to be heard in order for healing to take place. 

The Culture, Family and Learning Workgroup of the Trauma Recovery Project realize there is a deep woundedness within our community as a result of the generations of social brutality we have endured. We recognize the strength it has taken for us to survive the death and torture of living within the United States. The goal of this session is to begin to examine what is needed to move forward as a community. 

The aim each of these ceremonies is to understand how culture is a resource when facing racialization and cultural disconnection. The mission is to learn lessons from the experiences we share in letting go of the residuals of paralyzing pain that comes with racialization as we move to learn to embrace and understand culture. 

The vision for this work is to take our community from a place of violence to a place of peace. We realize as a collective that transformation is an inside out process as we discover how to live in peace; we must have peace together in order to have peace in our communities. We believe culture is resource that will allow for peace to be realized.


 

For more information contact Minkara Tezet at minkara.tezet@ppcwc.org

This ceremony is hosted by Cultural Wellness Center and the Culture, Family, & Learning Workgroup of the Trauma Recovery Project


We hope to see you there!

 


 

Have questions about Truth Telling and Community Healing: Reawakening The African Spirit? Contact University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

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University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Ave N.
Minneapolis , MN 55411

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)


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