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Ujamaa Place Is Proud To Join Dr. Artika Tyner On A Journey To Ghana

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During this trip, Ujamaa men will learn about the history of Ghana and how Ghana connects with their cultural roots.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - June 19, 2018 - s4story -- Ujamaa Place is proud to join the 2018 journey to Ghana led by Dr. Artika Tyner, Vice President of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas.  This life-learning experience is an opportunity for Ujamaa men to learn about their ancestral history.  "This summer trip is an integral part of Ujamaa Place's theory of transformation.  "It will positively impact the men's worldview, enable them to develop cultural knowledge, expand their global awareness, and build confidence for their personal growth", said Otis Zanders, President/CEO of Ujamaa Place.

On this trip, the men will learn about community building and engagement in the context of Ghanaian society by interacting with the chiefs and community members in the Senchi traditional area. They will be introduced to the food, music, dance, and language.

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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.

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.

Ujamaa Place wishes to make this an annual experience for Ujamaa Men.  You can support the Ujamaa Place Journey To Africa Education Fund at: http://www.ujamaaplace.org/journey-to-africa.html

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About Ujamaa Place

Ujamaa Place transforms marginalized men through education and training to assist them with gainful employment that keeps them out of prison and in safe housing. Since opening the doors seven years ago, Ujamaa Place has served over 2,000 African American young men – 18 – 27 years old. All of the men coming to Ujamaa need and receive help. Some of the men enroll in Ujamaa's five step Theory of Transformation program, some are referred to appropriate mental and chemical health services, the homeless are sent to partner housing facilities and all receive GED assistance and job skills training. These men are offered hope, support and the love that has been missing in their lives.  For more information, go to: ujamaaplace.org.

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