Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
In April, we attended the Sankofa Spirit Fundraiser at the APEX Museum.
Ancient Kemetic Timeline at the APEX Museum in Honor of Dr. Asa Hilliard III
Sankofa Spirit's Passport 2 Adventure is an educational travel program designed for youth to discover the cultural connections between Africa and the African Diaspora.
After completion of the program students will then qualify to participate in the study tour the following summer. This past year the children studied the rich history of Africans in the country of Brazil. The children who completed the program this year, will be on their way to Brazil within the next few weeks!
Mike, my mom and Brian Kofi watching a film of life in Bahia, Brazil
Delicious Brazilian food was served.
Children and Women do Capoeira, too!
The entertainment highlights of the evening were the Capoeira demonstrations.
In the fall a new and returning students will study the history of Africans in Mexico. They will travel to Mexico in July 2010.
Passport 2 Adventure's five year travel plan includes: Ghana, West Africa (2008), Brazil (2009), Mexico (2010), Barbados (2011) and France (2012).
In 2004 Sankofa Spirit created its film series, Movies with a Mission to counter the myths and negative images of people of African descent so often promoted by Hollywood. Movies with a Mission are free monthly films from and about Africa and the African Diaspora that seek to inform and inspire dialogue.
I started volunteering with this series a few months ago and invite you to join us on the first Thursday of the month! Free movies from across the Diaspora are shown on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm at the APEX Museum.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
No more homework, projects, dioramas, fundraisers, lunch money, book reports, tardy slips...
I think I am happier about it than my children :o)
Happy Mommy! School is OUT!
My 'tweenager' is a fifth grade graduate! Seems like I was in labor with him just yesterday.
Middle school here I come!
He is 5 feet 1 inch tall. There is a moratorium on any additional growth for the next 5 years.
But his doctor told me that if he stays on trajectory, he will be about 6 feet 4 inches tall.
His brother won a citizenship award. He will be about 6 feet 4 inches as well. But the doctor says he will probably weigh more than his brother.
Baby brother Kofi: A good citizen