Calendar

Dec
20
Wed
2017 Kwanzaa Planning Meetings @ Baobab Cultural Center
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Our meetings are every Wednesdays, with a few exceptions. Join us in making Kwanzaa an inspiring and uplifting affair. Everyone is welcome!!!!

African World History Class @ Baobab Cultural Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

AFRICAN WORLD HISTORY CLASS –

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm. Instructor/Facilitator Michael Campbell.

Africa World History Class @ The Baobab

Elder Campbell serves as co-founder and CEO of North Star Rites of Passage LLC, (NSROP) a Youth Development Consulting firm that provides culturally responsive workshops & training for youth and youth workers: Including African-centered Rites of Passage for youth and adults, and Strengthening the Black Family parenting classes. He is also an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College, teaching African American Studies, and The African American Family. He holds an MA in Africana studies from SUNY Albany, and a BS in Criminal Justice from RIT.

In addition to his work, Elder Campbell is a committed community servant, and participates in many efforts that support families and youth in the African American community.
He has been married to his wife Jackie for 34 years, their blended family includes 6 children and 12 grandchildren.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

This is an overview of the history, experience and initiative of people of African descent throughout the world that will use a participatory format to engage participants in thought provoking discussion. This will be advanced using video, lecture, and open discussion. Participants will be introduced to the entire history of people of African descent. The class uses the historical experiences of African peoples to highlight the cultural values we share. We will examine the African peoples in Africa and the Diaspora, particularly in the United States, covering the classical African history, pre-dynastic, dynastic, the Western Sudanic Empires, the period of enslavement, reconstruction, Civil Rights, up to the election of President Barack Obama.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
This course will primarily be a combination of mini-lectures and class discussions. Class discussions will be enhanced by viewing of films, television show clips, videos and documentaries. We will access technology in a variety of ways in order to enhance the learning environment.

FORMAT CHANGES:

1ST and 2ND TUES of month– ADULT AFRICANA STUDIES CLASS

3rd TUES of month we will offer Intro to Africana Studies for youth; ages 7 to 18.

4th TUES of month On the fourth Tuesday we will offer something related to Black Women’s issues in the diaspora, the first class will discuss the works of Dorothy Roberts “Killing the Black Body” dealing with the reproductive rights of African women in the diaspora.

5th TUES of month (when applicable) will be dedicated to current political or social issues in the world impacting Africans in the diaspora. LIKE POLITICAL ELECTIONS IMPACTING AFRICANS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR.

DESIRED COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

The development of skills necessary to think critically about the history of and the issues currently impacting the life outcomes of Africans throughout the diaspora

•   Ability to identify and describe the various theoretical perspectives that have been applied to the

     understanding of African people
•   Develop an accurate understanding of the ancient Africans civilizations that populated Kemet, aka

     Egypt
•   Learn the contributions that Africans made to civilization, and human development and governance.
•   Understand the origin of the African spiritual principles that were the forerunner to major religious

     systems
•   Understand the origins of the Atlantic system of enslavement, White supremacy, and institutional racism
•   Examine the foundations and forms of African resistance to enslavement and colonization
•   Examine theories & practices for the liberation of Africans globally

Michael D. CampbellThe North Star Project LLCP.O. Box 31275Rochester, N.Y. 14603www.thenorthstarproject.com

FairPour Weekly Open Mic
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FairPour Weekly Open Mic @ Fairport | New York | United States

[We contine our weekly open mic this week on Thanksgiving Eve!]

Meet up with friends who are home for the holiday, and maybe sing them “that new song you’ve been working on”. Want a super chill hang with some super chill people? This is the place. Sing your songs, bring the noise.

$2 off Draught Beer
$1 off Cans
$1 off Wine

Dec
21
Thu
Vegan Meet and Mingle Dinner @ 540WMain
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This family style all 
vegan-gluten free dinner at 540WMain Community Learning Academy
 
Dress to impress and give thanks with community friends, partners and families. Dinner is open to children. Live music, family, fun, and networking. 
 
Single Adult price $27/person 
College Student price: $22/person 
Proof of ID require
Couple price: $50/ couple 
Child price: $15 ages (5-11)
Children 4 and under free 
 
Advanced registration required, as seating is limited 
E-mail questions to: info540westmain@gmail.com
For more information on other events at 540WMain, visit: www.540westmain.org
 
All classes/events require cancellation at least 48 hours before the date of the class or event. If not then course fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied to a future class or event.
 
Late Policy
Seat will be held 30 minutes after start of class/event

Dec
23
Sat
Yoga 4 a Good Hood: Saturday Classes @ Yoga 4 a Good Hood
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yoga 4 a Good Hood: Saturday Classes @ Yoga 4 a Good Hood | Rochester | New York | United States

Join us as we flow together in community. All classes are donation based with props and mats provided. No registration required.

Dec
25
Mon
Yoga 4 a Good Hood: Monday Classes @ Yoga 4 a Good Hood
Dec 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Yoga 4 a Good Hood: Monday Classes @ Yoga 4 a Good Hood | Rochester | New York | United States

Join us as we flow together in community. All classes are donation based with props and mats provided. No registration required.

Dec
27
Wed
2017 Kwanzaa Planning Meetings @ Baobab Cultural Center
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Our meetings are every Wednesdays, with a few exceptions. Join us in making Kwanzaa an inspiring and uplifting affair. Everyone is welcome!!!!

45’s Got Talent Open Mic @ School 45
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
45's Got Talent Open Mic @ School 45  | Rochester | New York | United States

“45”s GOT TALENT” OPEN MIC NIGHT
“Express Yourself”
The last Wednesday of Every Month!!!
@ Mary McLeod Bethune /#45 Community
School, 1445 Clifford Ave, 14621
6pm-7:30pm

FREE Admission and Family-Friendly

Calling all singers, musicians, poets, rappers,
dancers, lyricists and everything in between!
*Open to 45 school students, staff, parents & the community

Hosted by Lu Highsmith
LIVE PAINTING BY LUIS ZARATE on kick-off night, November 29th
*painting to be raffled-off that night!!!!

Call Ms. Lu at 325-6945, ext 1312 to register to perform

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