Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Topic: Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code

Cultural Credit Eligible Event

Email for Zoom Link:

Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. for the first week of a 7-week student co-facilitated webinar series, Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code. This webinar is based upon the book, “Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way,” by Mungi Ngomane. Ngomane is the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who used the philosophy of Ubuntu to guide the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. We encourage you to follow along with the book as we go through the first 10 lessons.

Using the African philosophy of Ubuntu, we will engage in a dialogue about social change, trauma, healing and unity. Over the next 7 weeks, we will delve into questions of moral power and the strength of the human spirit to reach its full potential. On this journey we will discover that it is not a deepening of individuality that brings self-actualization, but a strong identification with the collective consciousness and the adherence to the moral ideal of the sanctity of human life.

This Wednesday we will engage:

  • Lesson 1: “See Yourself in Other People.” In this lesson we will engage the concepts of “being seen” and in “seeing.”
  • Lesson 2: “Strength Lies in Unity.” This lesson begins with an African proverb, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”