Redefining African American: What’s at Stake?
Through formal presentations, audiovisual demonstrations, and group conversations, participants engage in dialogues that promote increased understanding of the ties that link people of African descent residing in the Americas.
This symposium raises consciousness about the underlying reality of our African ancestry and bridges gaps of understanding in issues of cultural identity. It fosters new dialogue and ideas that promote African reclamation and cooperative work in the community at-large.
CCCADI’s Women of Power Conference invites notable women of African descent from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the United States to exchange information that defines their own particular experiences in their countries and communities. Creating a sense of shared experience, these events promote cross-cultural conversation among participants as well as interactive dialogue with audiences that include students, professionals and community members. The voices of women of African descent have too often been marginalized in the global discourse. Through roundtable discussions, panel/conference formations 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
Roots and Stars is a salon series that examines ancient African traditions, New World religious customs, and contemporary spiritual practices in order to understand the foundation and evolution of spiritual teachings 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.
CAUWW provides those interested in working within the community arts field with courses taught by renowned experts in the arts, public policy, and best practices, who have made significant contributions to diverse marginalized communities. The month-long summer intensive course 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 of community arts, and the role of founding artists and cultural workers in establishing community-based programs and organizations. Students will meet and work with policymakers, scholars, community arts advocates, artists and cultural workers to collectively develop strategies for contributing to their communities and for assuring equity at all levels of society.
CAUWW is committed to honoring the cultural histories, traditions, and transformations that inform the aesthetic expressions of diverse of communities of color. Its fundamental theoretical approach and praxis value the global spectrum of cultural experiences and aim to promote cultural equity.