Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. – Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Topic: Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code

Cultural Credit Eligible Event

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Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. for the second week of a 7-week student co-facilitated webinar series, Beyond Woke: Ubuntu as a Moral Code.

This Wednesday we will unpack:

Lesson 3: “Put Yourself in the Shoes of Others.” This lesson opens with a quote by Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird:”

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Lesson 4: “Choose to See the Wider Perspective.” In this lesson, we find the following quote by Nelson Mandela:

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

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.