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Roots and Stars: The Rite Path ...


Join us as we explore an ancient system of time traveling and soul adventuring: the Rite of Passage. In this special conversation we will examine traditional rites repurposed for cosmopolitan realities. We will also envision rites that will propel new generations of explorers into knowledge of their highest ancestral selves and into their place in the vanguard of their community's continued evolution.

Presenters Atilah Kadijah Yaa Odedefaa Manyansa and Kamau Ptah lead this journey to retain and refine our values and systems of development. Atilah Kadijah represents Senegal's Eedyi tradition and the Dyebanyani Initiated Women's Society. Kamau Ptah speaks to his work employing Rites of Passage principles as an Educator of young men at the Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship.

6:30pm: Discussion begins
8:00pm: Interactive song workshop begins

Roots and Stars is CCCADI's salon series dedicating to illuminating black spiritual genius and the soul of the black world as expressed in art, the sacred, philosophy, and the ritual of daily life. This year’s Roots and Stars series is presented in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture