“ I commit my body, mind, and Spirit to the protection, defense and security of our community and culture. I dedicate my life to the redemption of Mother Africa and the Liberation of her scattered Black children.
I accept for myself and my descendants the teachings of Universal African Nationalism, and I promise I will learn the purpose and knowledge of self as African People in order that the cause of our struggle will neither falter nor fail until all. We are free and united through Love, Truth , Freedom and Justice, one aim one destiny.” – Sankofa Saturdays , Founder of Urban GeoPonics Diallo Sekou
The first installation of Sankofa Saturdays was a resounding success!!! The program is currently being piloted at Clanzel Brown Park as one of its premiere ,“Saturday Night Lights” , grassroot community initiatives this summer . The Kemetic Empire/ Urban-GeoPonics firmly believes in teaching youth and strengthening their emotional maturity/judgment, leadership abilities, adaptability, communication skills, enthusiasm and energy, self-confidence, respect for elders/authority, and others, but especially themselves. A cultural education centered initiative where (with other local artists and culture bearers) students will learn from local youth advocates that have committed themselves to creating change in the Sankofa Region . Students from the ages of 6-17 years old will work on to insure the preservation and documentation of our rich heritage. These next 7 weeks Urban GeoPonics will explore the 7 principles of Kwanzaa through activities centered around these fundamental concepts of an African centered- perspective lifestyle. Saturday Umoja was the focal principal explored teaching kids That through Unity we will strive for maintain our family, community, nation and race . Some activities include “The Human Ankh”, Emperors /Empress Chess club, and conversations with our Daughters.
Programming will last from 7- 10 pm
June 25th to August 6th
Clanzel Brown Park
Sankofa Saturday’s goal is to create a holistic learning environment where child gain a world perspective on our community, family ,social economics and life management. This project will allow our youth to go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.
The Sankofa Saturday Curriculum will be available to the public at the end of the year.