Panelist on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with
BRIDGET INUMIDUN OBIKOYA Founder of Kukumo
FROM UNSCHOOL AND HOMESCHOOL: CULTURALLY-RICH CURRICULUM AND ENVIRONMENT
Have you ever said or heard someone say, “If only we were taught [blank] in school” or “They do teach you THAT in school” or all the variations in between? If so, then you’re among most of us who expected our schools to teach us historically-accurate and culturally-rich lessons and have been left wanting due to lack thereof. Well, we should no longer expect schools to provide our children with the information we didn’t receive nor should we hope they pick it up by simply removing them from some school environments. There are a multitude of ways in which children can receive lessons and education outside of the classroom without having to contend with the political battles that ensue in schools. First, we must acknowledge a few truths about what the educational system in this country is designed to do. Second, we must understand how we contribute to this system and third, recognize ways in which we can empower ourselves by knowing our own history and culture. The panel discussion will consist of 2 – 3 panelists sharing their experiences about how culture and history have been infused into their family structure and take questions from the audience regarding the process by which the panelists and others have achieved their goals.
On January 27, 2018 at the 17th Annual African American Cultural Celebration!
The Free Union Legacy, Preservation Piney Woods Project.
African American Cultural Celebration
CELEBRATE History, Enterprise, and Film
Host: Earl Ijames, curator, North Carolina Museum of History
Longleaf Classroom, SECU Education Center, Level R, 1:15–2 p.m. Preserving Wealth for the Next Generation: African American Historic Places and Communities
Panel Host: LaVonda Daniels
Ruby Lee Thigpen Whitehurst, owner, U5 Films LLC, and producer/screenwriter, Two Nations, a story of the friendship that existed between enslaved peoples and American Indians in the 1600s; Charles and Tammy Shepherd, visionary and founder, Maroon Garden, Piney Woods descendants; LaChaun Banks, associate director, NCGrowth; and Danielle Purifoy, lawyer, environmental social scientist, and doctoral student in environmental policy at Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Sisters & Daughters & Nieces
Coming soon… A series of children’s picture books about our Piney Woods Heritage.
A Secret Place A Hiding Place
Great Grandfather’s Craft
The Legend of the Indian Kettle
The Marriage Oak
Sharing the “Untold American History Narrative”
Presenters/Speakers for your group.
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Two Nations The Movie