Re-Defining African American: What’s At Stake?
General Description: Through formal presentations, audiovisual demonstrations and group conversations, the participants engage in dialogues that promote increased understanding of the ties that link African descendants of the Americas and promote further understanding towards collective identification.
This symposium has served to raise consciousness about the underlying reality of our African ancestry, bridge gaps of understanding in issues of cultural identity, been the catalyst in the exploration of towards new dialogue and ideas that promote a larger collaborative efforts towards shifting African reclamation and cooperative work in the community at-large.
CCCADI’s Women of Power Conference is designed to provide a unique opportunity for women of African descent from the Caribbean, Latin America, African and the United States to exchange information that defines their own particular experiences in their own countries and communities. The intercultural conversation among participants and interactive dialogue with audiences that include students, professionals and community members provide common-ground experiences that inform and empower. Women of African descent stories have too often been marginalized within their communities and in the global dialogue. Through roundtable discussions, panel/conference formation and presentations, Women of Power establishes a networking experience that is educational and transformative.
Roots and Stars, Illuminating Black Spiritual Genius and Exploring the Soul of the Black World. . .This salon series examines ancient African traditions, New World religious customs, as well as contemporary spiritual practices to understand the foundation and evolution of spiritual reachings throughout the Black World. Peering through the lenses of ethos, aesthetics, and practice, Roots and Stars uncovers voices of vibrant visionaries and tradition keepers who attest to the breadth of Our contribution to the Global Soulscape.
Intergenerational and interactive cultural encounter programs for the whole family!
These rich hands-on experiences allow active engagement in a creative process or method of cultural production. As such, Center Saturdays impart direct insight to dynamic traditions and exciting artistic innovations. Center Saturdays are thresholds to cultural immersion and to resources that enliven your family’s relationship to the arts and expand access to community engagement.
Village Work: Professional Development for Educators, Caretakers and Counselors, Village Work is a transformational laboratory for the purpose-driven sculptor of minds. In it caregivers design, refine, and share strategies that spark wholistic growth. Village Work workshops enable educators and caregivers to address cultural sensitivity issues, to incorporate the arts into their curriculums and approach, and to use methods for personal rejuvenation so they can remain resourceful, relevant, and ready to meet the challenges of teaching and mentoring. With an emphasis on culture, spirit, and our indwelling genius, each Village Work series is a passage that equips caregivers, elevates our students, and
enriches our communities.
COMMUNITY ARTS CULTURAL ARTS ADVOCACY CERTIFCATE provides those interested in working within the community arts field courses taught by renowned experts culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and best practices that have made positive and significant contributions to diverse marginalized communities. The month long summer intensive course of study focuses on the legacy of the civil rights, cultural equity, social and economic justice movements and their continuing impact.
The courses include a historical analysis of the challenges that motivated the emergence of the field, the role of founding artists and cultural workers in establishing community base programs and organizations. Students will meet and work with policymakers, scholars, community arts advocates, artists and cultural workers to collectively work and develop strategies for contributing to their communities and the broader society to assure equity at all levels of society.
Central to the process is the commitment to embrace and honor the cultural histories; traditions and evolving transformations that inform the aesthetic and artistic expressions of the diversity of communities of color and poor white culturally grounded communities. CAUWW has at its fundamental theoretical approach and praxis values that underlie the global spectrum of cultural experiences that is the core of achieving cultural equity.
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