Dr. Artika Tyner
April 20, 2018
Dear Community Partner:
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to support the 2018 Ujamaa Place trip to Ghana. This educational learning experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Ujamaa men. It will positively impact the Ujamaa men’s worldview by enabling them to develop cultural knowledge, reconnect to their roots, expand their global awareness, and build confidence for their personal growth. This aligns directly with Ujamaa Place’s Theory of Transformation since the Ujamaa men will embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. These are the essential elements of leadership development and civic engagement. Hence, this learning journey will yield residual benefits for the entire community as Ujamaa men gain a renewed sense of confidence and purpose.
I can personally attest to the transformative power of a trip to Ghana. Since my first trip in 2016, I have returned on multiple occasions and proudly call Ghana: “my second home.” Ujamaa men will visit historic sites which will include: Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles, Independence Square, Dr. W. E. B. Dubois Museum and the Parliament House. They will also spend time in Senchi-Ferry where they will visit local government offices, the palace, museum, and Queen mother. The culmination of these experiences will help to dispel the myths about the continent of Africa and serve as a source of pride for Ujamaa Men since they are a part of the richness of the African Diaspora.
I hope you will partner with us in making this trip a lived reality by donating today. You will plant a seed in the life of an Ujamaa man which will yield a harvest of justice and peace.
Dr. Artika Tyner
Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Ujamaa Place, Board Member