Feb 1-7, 2023 | ONLINE
Free 7-day summit
Bringing Together Thought Leaders to Engage in Conversations of Liberation, Inspiration and Transformation
Not only did the dawn of human life as we know it arise in Afrika, the continent is the home of great civilizations and cultures and also much traditional and modern wisdom, not to mention freedom struggles that have changed our world.
I am very glad to see the advent of this Summit, inspired by the work of my friend and colleague Vimalasara Mason-John, and bringing together an inspiring roster of teachers, truth-speakers, and guides.
Gabor Maté M.D.
Author, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Who can Benefit from the Summit?
Here’s Some of What You’ll Experience…
Why the K in Afrika?
While British and Portuguese colonialists spelled Afrika with a C, in Swahili and other indigenous Afrikan languages it has always been spelled with a K. In the spirit of bringing you authentic Afrikan wisdom, we are spelling it with a K.
35+ Leading Experts to Guide You
Learn from visionaries, leaders, scholars, educators, theologians, artists, activists, trauma experts, and more.
Practical Skills and Practices You Can Use Now
Learn practical tools and practices for cultivating more happiness, joy, inspiration, healing, pride, connection, and love for humanity.
Free Access to Each Session for 48 Hours
You can enjoy each day’s presentations any time of day or night for 48 hours. Watch all 35+ sessions from your computer, phone or tablet. Bring the Afrikan Wisdom Summit with you anywhere.
35+ Experts to Guide You
Kenneth Hardy, PhD
Director of Eikenberg Institute for Relationships, Professor, Trauma Specialist, Author
Human Rights Activist, Patron of the Tutu Foundation UK, Author of Everyday Ubuntu
Justin Michael Williams
Transformational Speaker, Recording Artist, Author of Stay Woke
Activist, Founder of Me Too International, 2017 TIME Person of the Year
Hip Hop Electronic Music Artist, Meditation Teacher
Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
Political Activist, Co-founder of UK Black Pride, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope
Bayo Akomolafe, PhD
Author, Philosopher, Writer, Activist, Professor of Psychology
Afua Cooper, PhD
Historian, Author, Poet, named on Canada’s Maclean’s Power List
Author of the bestselling book Jambalaya, Spirit Leader, Arts Activist, Teacher
Syrus Marcus Ware, PhD
Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, Abolitionist, Visual Artist
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Dharma and Mindfulness Teacher, Former Buddhist Nun, Author of We Were Made for These Times
Photographer with permanent collections in the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum
Eldra Jackson III
Co-Executive Director of Inside Circle, Father, Spiritual Warrior
Founder and CEO Black Therapists Rock, Writer, Entrepreneur
Counselor, Psychoeducator, and Interdisciplinary Artist
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, ThD
Author, Assistant Professor, Co-founder of the Center of the Heart
Devi Ward Erickson
Author, Founder of the Institute of Authentic Tantric Education, Certified Sexologist, Tantra Healer
Human Rights Lawyer, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Notre Dame Law
Founder and Managing Director of Challenge Consultancy, Writer, Keynote Speaker
Veta Goler, PhD
Doctor of African American Studies, Dance Historian, Choreographer, Performer
Co-founder and Executive Director Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Yoga Therapist, Wellness Educator
Rev. Matthew Wesley Williams
Interim President of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Ordained Elder Presbyterian Church
Teacher, Dancer, Visionary of sacred ancestral traditions
Roger Griffith, MBE
Writer, Producer, Educator, Social Activist
Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD
Cultural Activist, Gender Specialist, Writer, Editor in Chief
Storyteller, Author, Founder of Narrative Mindfulness
Social Change Mother, Cultural Artist, Political Educator
Researcher, Urban Warrior, Truck Driver
Will Coleman, PhD
Theologian, Master of Divinity, Practitioner of African-American spiritualities
Political Scientist, Editor, Producer
Former Congressman, Cacao Grower, Restauranteur
Entrepreneur, Founder of the CurlyTreats Festival
Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Author
Transpersonal Counselor, Elder in the Dagara Tradition of West Africa, Reiki Master
Educator, Teacher, Parent
Father, Ex-Political Prisoner, Yoruba Practitioner
Writer, Researcher of Afrikan Studies
Professor Emerita, Writer, Internationally renowned Spiritual Dancer
Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John
Afrikan Wisdom Summit Co-Founder, Curator and Co-Host; Editor of the book Afrikan Wisdom; Public Speaker
Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Founder/CEO Empowerment Holdings, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, President of International Mindfulness Teachers Association
Free Access to Each Session for 48 Hours
Watch all 35+ sessions from your computer, phone or tablet. Bring the Summit with you anywhere.
Day 1: Wisdom in the Afrikan Diaspora
Day 2: Wisdom of Religious and Spiritual Traditions
Day 3: Wisdom of Our Ancestors
Day 4: Wisdom of the Arts
Day 5: Wisdom of Black Liberation Movements
Day 6: Wisdom of the Body and Healing Trauma
Day 7: Wisdom of Raising the Next Black Generation
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Editor of the Anthology, Afrikan Wisdom
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Afrikan Wisdom Summit is focusing on the rich wisdom that has been passed down from generation to generation. The birth of this summit came from the anthology, Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Dr. Valerie Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and published in 2021 by North Atlantic Books.
Valerie wanted to ensure that the theme of Afrikan Wisdom is not overshadowed by the intergenerational trauma that is so often focused on. She approached Wisdom for Life founder Eric Forbis to help bring Afrikan Wisdom to a wider audience.
Together they co-founded the Afrikan Wisdom Summit as equal business partners. The intention is that this will become an annual event bringing together thought leaders and experts to explore a wide variety of Afrikan Wisdom.