Habari Gani?  Ujima!

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration that honors African heritage of the Black Diaspora. We will be highlighting the importance of the seven core principles of Kwanzaa, how you can practice in your families and communities, and share how Parenting for Liberation work embodies the tenets of each principle. 

Today, on the third day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility) which to build & maintain our community together & make our brothers’ & sisters’ problems our problems, & to solve them together.

One way that Parenting for Liberation is honoring our collective work and responsibility, is by shifting to collective parenting, returning to our ancestral roots of interdependence, and practicing the popular African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” We believe that when Black parents unite, we can improve our collective quality of life.  An example of that was our Mothering Ourselves event where we brought together a small group of Black Mamas to practice community care with one another. 

Check out our Mothering Ourselves video

They say “team work makes the dream work” so what is the dream you have for your community? And how can you help?

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR HOW TO PRACTICE “UJIMA”

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