Afrikan Family Dialogue [April]
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:00pm
Ebukhosini Solutions444 Marshall Street, Belgravia
Johannesburg, 2094
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Date: Sunday 30 April
Time: 1pm
Theme: Violence and Silence in the Afrikan Family
Presenter: Baba Buntu
Entrance: R50

Venue: eBukhosini Solutions
Address: 444 Marshall Street (corner Boom Street)
Location: Jeppestown/Belgravia. 15 min. walk from Maboneng. (See directions further down)
Map: See «Contact Us»-section on our web-page www.ebukhosinisolutions.co.za
Info: 074 690 4012 / info@ebukhosinisolutions.co.za

WELCOME TO AFRIKAN FAMILY DIALOGUE
eBukhosini Solutions welcomes the Afrikan Family to another AFRIKAN FAMILY DIALOGUE. This is part of a monthly series of get-togethers with honest talk, solution-oriented dialogue and Pan-Afrikan inspiration. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. The entrance fee is R50 per person. Children up to 12 can come for free.

About the THEME
We keep saying that the Family represents the foundation of Afrikan Culture. That Family is a space of protection, learning, relating and becoming. But, what happens when the experience of the Afrikan Family includes many lessons in pain, abandonment, separation, betrayal, secrecy, bewitchment, lies and unspoken realities? As a people who have been attacked brutally by external invasions historically, we also need to ask ourselves how did many of us become involved in hurting our own family members?

In addition to incidents of physical violence, rape and abuse, we also know that in many families there are psychological and spiritual wars. Parents who torment children. Partners who constantly argue. Family members who put out nasty rumors. Even silence can be violent; the love that is never given, the absence of validation, the ice-cold “silent treatment”, the family member who is always excluded and looked down upon.

In these times when we talk so much about decolonization, transformation and building new foundations, should we not also take a close look at the Afrikan Family? What do we do about the violence and silence that causes so much darkness in our families? How do we achieve restorative justice for wrongdoings committed? How do we heal and start afresh? Can and should we forgive? What about the next generation; how do we teach them to form stable, strong and honorable Afrikan relationships and families?

This time, the theme will be highlighted through an interactive conversation facilitated by Baba Buntu. You are encouraged to share your experience and give advice. The objective will be for everyone to leave with new tools, more motivation and a commitment to transform – both themselves and the families they are part of.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Baba Buntu is an Activist Scholar and Founding Director of eBukhosini Solutions; a community based company in Johannesburg, specializing in Afrikan-Centered Education. As a Pan-Afrikan educator, writer, mentor and practitioner, Baba Buntu has more than 30 years of experience in developing and contributing to community programs – in which the focus is to engage the Afrikan Family in decolonial transformation.

About EBUKHOSINI SOLUTIONS
Ebukhosini is a home/office/family-place – set up to inspire the Afrikan Family. The Afrikan Family Dialogue is an informal, monthly event where you can share, learn and grow deeper in your commitment to Afrikan transformation. After the presentation and dialogue, it also becomes a great place for networking. Bring your family!

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DIRECTIONS TO EBUKHOSINI SOLUTIONS

Address: 444 Marshall Street (corner Boom Street).

Location: Belgravia, downtown Johannesburg, close to Jeppestown, Malvern and Kensington, 15 min walk from Maboneng

To get there (by car): From Gandhi Square, follow Main Street past Maboneng. Turn right on Boom Str. We are next to the Dominican Catholic School entrance. Parking for cars on Boom Street.

Public transport: Take taxi towards Malvern/Kensington (the ones that follow Jules Street!). Get off at Long Street. Walk left into Long Street, turn right into Marshall. See 444 Marshall by corner Boom Street.
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BLACK MENs Lekgotla [Kagiso]
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 8:30pm
Kagiso Community Hall, Ext. 12
SHABAKA – MEN OF AFRIKA invites all Afrikan (Black) men to another BLACK MEN’s LEKGOTLA. The venue is Kagiso Community Hall, Extension 12. The theme for this practical and interactive seminar is: BEING SOLUTIONS.

Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
Time: 10.30 for 11am
Venue: Ext. 12 Community Hall
Address: 17448 Geba Street
Area: Kagiso, Mogale City
Info: 081 748 3498 / 074 690 4012
Bring: Notebook, pen and R30 (to buy communal lunch)

Theme: BEING SOLUTIONS
As Black Men we are often seen as a problem. We are linked to violence, poverty, crime and laziness. Why is this so? Do we see ourselves as a problem? Are we all useless fathers, abusive partners, cheating husbands and lazy providers? Can we see Afrikan men as…. BEING SOLUTIONS? And, if so, what do we have to DO for this to be reality?

Program: Presentations, discussions, solutions and inspirational Brotherhood

BLACK MEN’s LEKGOTLA; A space for Brothers to reflect, share, grow and change. The “lekgotla” (which means “inclusive meeting of importance”) is an informal and inspirational seminar with presentations, reflections, exercises and discussions for Afrikan/Black men of all age groups.

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SHABAKA – MEN OF AFRIKA is an initiative for and by Afrikan men for empowerment and growth. The program, which started in 2010, seeks to build a movement for Afrikan men who will contribute to a healthy, strong and revived Afrikan Family which can draw from its cultural past and be relevant to the needs of contemporary Afrikan communities. Activities for 2017 include seminars and activities in various communities, mentorship, “Men on The Mountain” and training workshops for Black men.

CONTACT SHABAKA
Tel: 074 690 4012
E-mail: info@ebukhosinisolutions.co.za
Web: www.ebukhosinisolutions.co.za
Facebook: SHABAKA – Men of Afrika

BLACK MEN’s LEKGOTLA is one of the activities presented by SHABAKA – MEN OF AFRIKA. This is a space for Brothers to come together and listen to each other, learn from each other and give each other advice from a practical, Afrikan perspective.
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MEN on the Mountain
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 6:00pm
Ebukhosini Solutions444 Marshall Street, Belgravia
Johannesburg, 2094
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CALLING AFRIKAN MEN to:
MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN

SHABAKA – MEN OF AFRIKA is inviting you to MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN in Johannesburg, Saturday 13 May 2017.

MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN is an all-day session for Afrikan Men (18+), where we go deep into topics of Black Male Self Development, sexuality, reproduction, marriage and relationships from an Afrikan Male perspective. Basically, there are no taboos!

MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN takes place outside in nature, is based on Afrikan-Centred views and is for Afrikan Men who seek to understand themselves and how to build a powerful relationship with an Afrikan woman and stay devoted to the empowerment of Afrikan Families/Communities. The session is facilitated by Baba Buntu and coordinated by Warrior Men from SHABAKA.

All participants MUST pre-register, so if you are interested please inbox/SMS or mail your email address, name and age – and you will receive a personal invitation with more details. Note that the session is NOT religious or political, and therefore suitable for ALL Black men who are open to Pan-Afrikan ideas.

Info: 074 690 4012 / info@ebukhosinisolutions.co.za

Best regards
SHABAKA – MEN OF AFRIKA / eBukhosini Solutions
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