Ubuntu translates into English as “I am because we are.” It is a word that describes the ancestral, current and future hopes for the black diaspora as community. The Ubuntu Men program creates a unique and much-needed space where black men can share stories, pass on legacy, and heal. Recognizing that we are all connected despite geographical or language and cultural differences, this program acknowledges the need to re-member and preserve stories and lived experiences to pass this wisdom on to next generations.
Come engage in a process of sharing, creation and reflection. Listen, learn, and speak from the heart about breaking through the divides created by societal pressures, and share strategies for strengthening relationships in your community and in your home.
Program Cost: $375 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $295 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Mohamed Yaffa uses the ASPIRE model in educating staff in his role with the Diversity and Social Inclusion Program with the Capital Health District Authority – whose focus is on reducing health inequities for marginalized populations in the district. He coordinated cultural and family violence prevention programs for Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) for six years, facilitating the bridging of cultural gaps for new comers to Canada, awareness raising and skill development for private and public sector service providers.
Mohamed has been part of the Tatamagouche Centre Program Resource Group (PRG) since 2002 and has applied the ASPIRE model for educational programming for over 10 years. Mohamed has been involved in many social justice, bridge-building and inter-faith initiatives in Nova Scotia, bringing a multi-cultural perspective to the work.