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The HC Live & Direct - Emancipatory Education vs School Based Prevention

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Join The Harambee Connection as the Voice of Umoja, with Discussions for Empowerment and Liberation engaging in African Conscious Thought and Spirituality and Action. This program addresses the realities and differences of schooling vs education and the overall effect within the African American Communities. Justifying the grounds for African Centered Education amidst a system established in the continuance of psychological and social oppression. Emancipatory African Centered model of Education is defined as one that explicitly addresses social oppression, within a historical context; one that acknowledges students as agents for social change; and affirms African Cultural resources for healing and social transformation. A central feature of African Centered models of education is countering the Maafa (disaster), through reconnecting students with African and African American History,traditions, values, and principles. Educators such as Carter G Woodson and Benjamin E Mays defined education as a healing and empowering resource preparing the student for social action against injustice. Dr Clarke stated that "education has but one honorable purpose, everything else is a waste of time... that is to train the student to be a proper handler of power." "Every form of true education trains the student in self reliance."

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