“Creating a Collective Vision for Educating Children of African Descent” 

Located at South Shore K – 8 9am – 3pm, March 22nd

Join black connectors from around the greater Seattle area to address the most important topic of our time — “Ensuring the success of African American and Diasporan African children and their education.”

Hear from National Plenary Speaker, Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University—Long Beach.Take part in a plenary panel of expert presenters, roundtable discussions,  sharing of best practices, information, networking and more…

Principals, educators, advocates, nonprofits, parent, civic, business & community leaders are encouraged to attend.

Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch and Childcare will be provided.

 

More About Our Plenary Speaker: 

 

“Education for Life and Learning:

An Ethical Conception of Its Purpose and Practice” 

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University—Long Beach. He holds two Ph.D.’s, one in political science (United States International University) and another in social ethics (University of Southern California), as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Durban, South Africa. Dr. Karenga is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and books — including, Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics; Selections From The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt; The Book of Coming Forth By Day: The Ethics of the Declarations of Innocence; Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings; and Introduction to Black Studies. Dr. Karenga is the creator of the pan-African cultural holiday Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) and author of the authoritative text titled Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.

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