2021 6th Annual Black Sustainability Summit 2021 6th Annual Black Sustainability Summit

Education & Cultural Preservation

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Quest for Financial Sustainability - The Case of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens (Pre-recorded)
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Tikondwe Freedom Gardens

Brother Patrick of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens, will cover the challenges of achieving financial sustainability for small scale sustainable agriculture practitioners in Africa. 

Attendees will learn:

1) Sustainability is truly possible, and

2) Although the cost of implementation is high and achieving financial independence and viability is a challenge, organic growth is a key factor in achieving and maintaining financial viability.


QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Healing Through Foraging (Pre-recorded)
Journei Bimwala
Journei Bimwala
EachOneCarryOne Corp

Sis Journei of EachOneCarryOne Corp hails from the Congo and will share about our foraging history as people of African descent, why we need to reclaim it and how to start foraging. 

Participants will learn: 

1) How to identify five medicinal plants, 

2) How to make a digestive bitter, 

3) The importance of being out in nature, and 

4) How to be in tune with nature.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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An Introduction to Afrikan Indigenous Education as Model Apprenticeship Systems (Pre-recorded)
Dr. Afia S. Zakiya
Dr. Afia S. Zakiya
AIDIKI -AYA International Development & Indigenous Knowledge Institute-Ghana, Founder/Executive Director

Sister Afia Zakiya of AIDIKI will introduce several indigenous Afrikan apprenticeship models and compares their evolution over time. Since the time of ancient KMT, Afrikan people have been shaping the education and training of our youth and societies using apprenticeship systems. 

Such knowledge should ground contemporary knowledge of how effective apprenticeship systems could be developed to promote water and other infrastructure careers for today's youth and young adults. More importantly such knowledge can motivate Afrikans to believe they can continue to create Afrikan centered workforce development models relevant for ecologically sound and culturally relevant green and sustainable jobs for today and the future based on Afrikan historical, philosophical and educational pedagogy. 

Tune in to learn the Afrikan origin of apprenticeships and why Afrikan indigenous education is essential to study.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Vital Tools For Homeschooling, Even If Your Children Are In Public School (Pre-recorded)
Queen Taese
Queen Taese
Liberated Minds Black Homeschool and Education Institute, Master Educator

This presentation will share core principles and tools for Afrikan Sovereignty Education for our children, whether they are in public school or private school. 

Learn:    

1) How to be in the driver's seat of your children's education 

2) How to use their life as their curriculum, and 

3) How to create educational opportunities for your children


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Teaching Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum and Cultural Relevancy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (Pre-recorded)
Chizarra Dashiell
Chizarra Dashiell
Grow & Give Learning Corporation
Leroy Smith
Leroy Smith
Realized Solutions, LLC, CEO

Sister Chizarra and Brother Leroy of Grow & Give Learning Corporation will co-present and share knowledge on:


1. Applied behavior analysis,

2. Social Emotional Learning, 

3.  The Importance of culturally relevant curriculum, and 

4. How to use it in your home with behavior management tips


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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The Igbo Diaspora & The Bantu Federation That Will Save Black Africa (Pre-recorded)
Confidence7 Chizoro Okeke
Confidence7 Chizoro Okeke
Egbe Abantu Cieng Limbog (EACL)

Brother Chizoro of Egbe Abantu will discuss ongoing work to organize the 4 major tribes of Black Africa as well as integrating the Holocaust Diaspora as not only family but an invaluable resource, Calvary and reconnaissance. It will also discuss the need for maroon societies/tribal nations to advance a successful, logical, sustainable case for Reparations. 

Walk away having learned:

1) How Africans in Africa are united by rivers and history to form 4 mega states

2) The need to organize tribal nations/royal societies/maroon societies to achieve a sustainable form of Reparations, and 

3) How the identity of Bantu is more revolutionary term for our race than others such as Negro, African, Ethiopian etc.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present on Sprouting, Juicing, Fermenting, Dehydration Increases Nutrition and Assimilation of our foods. Learn how to minimize our participation in the food grid by cultivating and then preparing our foods for maximum absorption and nutrition. 

Walk away knowing:

1) How to sprout in soil at home, 

2) How to juice what you have grown for maximum nutrition, 

3) How and why fermentation is essential to your healthy gut, and 

4) How to forage and harvest semi-tropical fruits and vegetables to lessen your dependence on the food grid.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South (pre-recorded)
Noah McDonald
Noah McDonald
SAAFON - Southeastern African American Farmers' Organic Network, Research and Land Work Coordinator

The presentation will speak about the content of SAAFON's most recent published report: Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South. He will be discussing SAAFON's organizing work amongst its farmer network, interviews with selected legacy farmer members, and a brief outline of strategies to interrupt land loss and facilitate an agrarian revival in the Southeast.    

SAAFON stewards Black agrarianism in a unique way.

Black agrarianism is an ancestral inheritance, a tradition, that is centered on reverence for the land and the practice of kinship.

Black agrarianism exists within an antagonistic political system/situation that has shaped its development. Anti-blackness, capitalism, and patriarchy have sought to assault many of the practices of Black agrarianism.

Black agrarianism is our future. Efforts at individual and community climate adaptation will rely squarely upon the practices and traditions of Black agrarianism.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

Friday, October 15, 2021

- EDT
An Introduction to Afrikan Indigenous Education as Model Apprenticeship Systems (Pre-recorded)
Dr. Afia S. Zakiya
Dr. Afia S. Zakiya
AIDIKI -AYA International Development & Indigenous Knowledge Institute-Ghana, Founder/Executive Director

Sister Afia Zakiya of AIDIKI will introduce several indigenous Afrikan apprenticeship models and compares their evolution over time. Since the time of ancient KMT, Afrikan people have been shaping the education and training of our youth and societies using apprenticeship systems. Such knowledge should ground contemporary knowledge of how effective apprenticeship systems could be developed to promote water and other infrastructure careers for today's youth and young adults. 

More importantly such knowledge can motivate Afrikans to believe they can continue to create Afrikan centered workforce development models relevant for ecologically sound and culturally relevant green and sustainable jobs for today and the future based on Afrikan historical, philosophical and educational pedagogy. 

Tune in to learn the Afrikan origin of apprenticeships and why Afrikan indigenous education is essential to study.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present on Sprouting, Juicing, Fermenting, Dehydration Increases Nutrition and Assimilation of our foods. Learn how to minimize our participation in the food grid by cultivating and then preparing our foods for maximum absorption and nutrition. 

Walk away knowing:

1) How to sprout in soil at home, 

2) How to juice what you have grown for maximum nutrition, 

3) How and why fermentation is essential to your healthy gut, and 

4) How to forage and harvest semi-tropical fruits and vegetables to lessen your dependence on the food grid.

BONUS FEATURE NEXT...

Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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PART 2: Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present an additional offering for attendees...Healthy Choices presentation and Chi Gong in the Garden for internal balance!


CLICK FOR BONUS FEATURE


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Vital Tools For Homeschooling, Even If Your Children Are In Public School (Pre-recorded)
Queen Taese
Queen Taese
Liberated Minds Black Homeschool and Education Institute, Master Educator

This presentation will share core principles and tools for Afrikan Sovereignty Education for our children, whether they are in public school or private school. 

Learn:    

1) How to be in the driver's seat of your children's education 

2) How to use their life as their curriculum, and 

3) How to create educational opportunities for your children


QUESTIONS? CLICK HERE

- EDT
Teaching Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum and Cultural Relevancy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (Pre-recorded)
Chizarra Dashiell
Chizarra Dashiell
Grow & Give Learning Corporation
Leroy Smith
Leroy Smith
Realized Solutions, LLC, CEO

Sister Chizarra and Brother Leroy of Grow & Give Learning Corporation will co-present and share knowledge on:


1. Applied behavior analysis,

2. Social Emotional Learning, 

3.  The Importance of culturally relevant curriculum, and 

4. How to use it in your home with behavior management tips


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South (pre-recorded)
Noah McDonald
Noah McDonald
SAAFON - Southeastern African American Farmers' Organic Network, Research and Land Work Coordinator

The presentation will speak about the content of its most recent published report: Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South. We will be discussing SAAFON's organizing work amongst its farmer network, interviews with selected legacy farmer members, and a brief outline of strategies to interrupt land loss and facilitate an agrarian revival in the Southeast.    SAAFON stewards Black agrarianism in a unique way.

Black agrarianism is an ancestral inheritance, a tradition, that is centered on reverence for the land and the practice of kinship.

Black agrarianism exists within an antagonistic political system/situation that has shaped its development. Anti-blackness, capitalism, and patriarchy have sought to assault many of the practices of Black agrarianism.

Black agrarianism is our future. Efforts at individual and community climate adaptation will rely squarely upon the practices and traditions of Black agrarianism.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Healing Through Foraging (Pre-recorded)
Journei Bimwala
Journei Bimwala
EachOneCarryOne Corp

Sis Journei of EachOneCarryOne Corp hails from the Congo and will share about our foraging history as people of African descent, why we need to reclaim it and how to start foraging. 

Participants will learn: 

1) How to identify five medicinal plants, 

2) How to make a digestive bitter, 

3) The importance of being out in nature, and 

4) How to be in tune with nature.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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#TheWaysofOurAncestorstheREMIX
Busi Peters-Maughan
Busi Peters-Maughan
WHEW Women Healing & Empowering Women, Founder

A discussion that connects the dots between the spiritual ancient ways of our ancestors teachings of being a steward of the land, the negative impacts of the Great Migration in relation to it's impact of our ancestors moving away from being the main cultivators of the land and it's negative association with being in captivity and forced to work on plantations providing free labor, combined with disrespectful word warfare i.e. alternative medicine and housing, Go Green, and sustainability, which doesn't give credit to the ancient cultures whose spiritual belief systems were already entrenched in those ideals and largely interrupted due to the captivity and forced labor.  

Plus, white flight & gentrification, and how that all impacts our communities today, while looking at the horizon for positive solutions that exist as well for us to move forward because of the genetic memory and blue print that our ancestors already left for us.

Tune in to learn: 

1. How to connect the Dots between the concepts and terms "sustainability" and/or "go green", etc. and the hypocrisy of those terms/teachings when referring to Melanin dominant and Indigenous people 

2. Colonization and Captivity roles in disrupting true "sustainability"        

3. Captivity + Colonization - Sustainability = The conditions of Melanin dominant and Indigenous people disconnect from land


Could gentrification be a blessing in disguise??? The answer to gentrification starts with a mental and spiritual reawakening of one’s relationship to “Mother Earth” and self, by living as one with the planet.  Not believing or presuming the earth to be dominated or exploited for economic gain, but instead using clean energy and sustainable living concepts that include affordable eco-friendly strategies and economic freedom.  Sustainability is a holistic way of life that ancient cultures exemplified eons ago, and their descendants continue to do so.  How might one ask?  Answer: through their spiritual belief systems and practices.  


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Living, Healing and Being Sustainable Can Maintain Your Economic Leverage
Nana Dr. Siti Opio
Nana Dr. Siti Opio
University of Mawiyah

Nana Siti of the University of Mawiyah hosts a workshop on how to utilize our knowledge base with others and our skill set; that raises our economic leverage. Learn The Art of Wholistic Healing, how to heal oneself and teach others. Attendees will learn from a grand midwife and naturopath, how to over stand your abilities and skill set, how to identify the resources always surrounding you, how to tap into that reality and Visualization and Manifestation Tools at your disposal. 

This session promises No Rhetoric; Just plain Sustainable Dialogue. 

Walk away with results you can feel (your growth), touch (your economic resources) and hear ( the gratitude from others).


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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KEYNOTE PANEL: YOUTH ACTION in Agriculture, Waste & Water Management in Ghana
Gloria Agyare
Gloria Agyare
GYEM (Ghana Youth Environmental Movement), Programs Officer
Michael Appiah
Michael Appiah
Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO), Climate Lead
Betty Osei Bonsu
Betty Osei Bonsu
Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO), Environmental Consultant
Olawumi Benedict
Olawumi Benedict
GROW West Africa, Founder & CEO
Othniel Boateng
Othniel Boateng
GROW West Africa

To kick off World Food Day, five Ghanian youth, representing three leading Agricultural & Environmental programs in Ghana, share current critical challenges and progressive solutions that they are engaged in, actively restructuring their own future. 

Participants will learn: 

1) Current issues in Ghana/West Africa dealing with food production/distribution, waste management surrounding plastic, and water scarcity/supply; 

2) Multiple Youth-based initiatives launched to help deal with these societal/community issues, and 

3) Participants will undoubtedly be inspired by the tremendous amount of passion, intelligence and organizational skills from these young men and women.


PANELISTS:

Othniel Boateng & Olawumi Benedict, GROW WEST AFRICA  

Topic: West African Farming Issues and Solutions

GROW WEST AFRICA is a youth-driven NGO dedicated to building capacity to protect the environment & support sustainable community-based development. 


Betty Bonsu, GAYO  (Green Africa Youth Organization)

Topic: Zero Waste Accra

GAYO is building a generation wide movement of young people to shift power in Ghana and solve the environmental crisis.


Michael Appiah, GAYO  (Green Africa Youth Organization)

Topic: Youth Activism in Climate Control

GAYO is building a generation wide movement of young people to shift power in Ghana and solve the environmental crisis.


Gloria Agyare, GYEM (Ghana Youth Environmental Movement)

Gyɛnsu Water Project and Green Club in Schools 

The Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) is a leading youth-led environmental policy advocacy and non-violent campaign group in Ghana.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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But We Make it Fertile: Afrikan Ways of Building Healthy Black Soils
Mason Olonade
Mason Olonade
Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast

Brother Mason of Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast presents on the most natural farming practices are born out of the culture of a given ethnic group. For example, contemporary composting methods are from Britain by way of India. The fermented solutions of Korean Natural Farming were inspired by the garden boosting effects of leftover kimchi juice. 

When we build healthy black soils, what cultural information do we have to guide us? How does this cultural information translate into agricultural technique? Instead of turning compost piles, how can we leverage life to transform our wastes into natural resources? 

Attendees will learn: 

1) Brief histories of well known natural farming practices, 

2) Early formulations of the Tenets of Eko Nipa Iroko, and 

3) How to create more life to create healthy black soil.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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To Educate A People: Solutions
Mwalimu Baruti
Mwalimu Baruti
Akoben Institute, Founder

Join Baba Baruti for a discussion about independent solutions to educating Afrikan children/youth and adults. Learn that independently educating ourselves is a real possibility and walk away with: 

1. Alternatives to state controlled institutions continue to exist for us and are based on logical, timeless models

2. Confidence that they can do this themselves


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Community Grassroots; Community Ecosystem
KMT / Ian Solomon-Kawall
KMT / Ian Solomon-Kawall
May Project Gardens & Hip-Hop Gardens, Founder

Brother KMT of May Project Gardens & Hip-Hop Gardens joins us from the UK to provide an overview of a 15 year Grassroots community ecosystem, social house and hub. His work with May Project Gardens teaches people how to live more affordably and reconnects people with nature for a social-economic change. Tune in to learn more about the most transformative youth program in the UK, fundraising and outreach and how he has used hip-hop music to raise awareness around issues of environmentalism. 

Attendees will hear how music creates social action through participatory arts and the use of a permaculture methodology to train businesses and charities on how to be more resilient. 


Additional take-aways for attendees are: 

1) Understanding how environmentalism plays a role in a community and how communities can be very systematic in their approach, 

2) Demonstrations on how the community can establish itself without contemporary financing and resources, and 

3) Why reconnecting to nature can allow communities to be resilient in the future.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Sacred Plant Medicine, Holistic Health & Self Worth

This presentation is on the Healing and Transformational benefits of Psilocybin Mushrooms as well as redefining and reclaiming "Family Medicine". 

Attendees will learn about: 

1) Benefits of Sacred Plant Medicines 

2) How Mushrooms can increase your sense of Self Worth and Value, and 

3) Why Psilocybin Therapy is needed in households and communities of color.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Live Q&A (for all pre-recorded presenters/presentations)

As you watched the pre-recorded presentations on Oct. 14 & 15, many of you submitted questions you may have for the presenters. These questions will be answered by presenters following the summit OR Live during this session. 

Tune in to speak directly to some of the presenters who pre-recorded their presentation so you could spend time digesting the content at your own pace and convenience. Here is the opportunity to ask your questions live. 


If you still find you cannot make it, no worries - send in your question for ALL presenters here: https://forms.gle/X9w8AcZ7RV7x2Chg6