Sept. 29: Laɣim Tehi Tuma: Inquiries into Black Study/ies
Center for Peace and Global Citizenship 20th Anniversary event. Register by September 23.
Tuesday, September 29
12-1:30 p.m. EDT
RSVP required - deadline extended to Friday, September 25
Zoom link will be sent to registrants
Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) 2020 Fellows Lauren Lattimore (BMC ‘21), Lisa Adanye (BMC ‘23), and Ibrahim Zengbang Muta-Ali (UDS ‘21) will share a combined reflection of their experiences with their internships, Dagomba language and cultural learning, and work together on LTT’s Research Committee. They will also share vignettes of their individual inquiry projects, followed by small group discussions based on the topics they researched (histories of enslavement camps in Ghana, migration from rural to urban areas in Ghana, and familial artifacts). The Fellows will then facilitate a larger discussion on the current political and personal relevance of Black Study/ies and how to protect it from career and media commodification.
Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) is a summer action research fellowship program with the community of Dalun, Ghana which is focused on understanding and rethinking both formal and informal education in the context of postcolonial societies. It is a community-based and self-directed programme that operates through language learning, internships, study, research, and reflection to create a platform for collaborative thinking and positive change.
- Collaborative thinking for empowered life that intervenes in colonial pasts and works for just and thriving futures
- Exploring the implications for education in realizing the significance of global Black liberation and Pan-Africanism
The mission of Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) is to create a platform for collaborative thinking that co-creates education through study, intercultural exchange, internships within community-based partnerships, and engaging Black study/ies in ways that open questions about what education is and can be, as an intervention in colonial pasts and movement towards just and thriving futures.
- To create a platform for people with diverse experiences and perspectives from within Ghana, the Continent of Africa, and the Diaspora to think together for common good
- To model innovative learning and facilitation skills that connect global and intercultural learning with African history and Black Studies for undergraduate fellows to inform their personal and professional growth
- To formalize and centralize Black students, Black Study, and Studies of Blackness in a global context
- To support education initiatives in rural northern Ghana
- To celebrate and sustain cultural and linguistic diversity for all
Learn more about the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the series of events dedicated to reconnecting, celebrating, and visioning as part of our 20th year.