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Benefits of Afrocentricity in the Classroom

August 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Dr. Molefi Kete Asante is coming to the Hill District!

Dr. Asante will talk with the community about the importance of having African and African American culture as part of a Black child’s educational experience.  Come be a part of the conversation and learn what you can do to make sure our children perform at their highest abilities!

  • Afrocentricity is a way of seeing things from the perspective of African Americans.
  • In education this means that teachers provide Black students the opportunity to study different subjects from a perspective that uses Africa and African Americans as its reference point.
  • Students learn about the contributions that people of African descent have made to human history.
  • When Teachers infuse Afrocentricity in the classroom, they will not only encourage African American children and     give them a better understanding of their historical backgrounds, but they also improve their educational achievements and raise their self-esteem.
Enjoy a traditional African reception and celebration! Refreshments will be served. The event is open to all!
Thursday August 20th
The Blakey Program Center
1908 Wylie ave, 15219


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