January 16, 2024
Afrotopia: New Year Reflection Workshop
Afrotopia: New Year Reflection Workshop

Summary

This conversation explores the concept of Afrotopia and the mission of Ijeruka. Anwulika Okonjo encourages reflection on pain, grief, and resistance as a necessary step towards embracing a vision of a better future. The importance of self-inquiry, values, and personal growth is emphasized. The conversation also delves into the roles individuals play in the social change ecosystem and the aspirations for community growth. The session concludes with a call to embrace collective knowledge and wisdom.

Takeaways

Reflect on pain, grief, and resistance as a necessary step towards embracing a vision of a better future.
Engage in self-inquiry and explore personal values and beliefs.
Recognize the roles individuals play in the social change ecosystem and consider aspirations for community growth.
Embrace collective knowledge and wisdom as a foundation for building a better future.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction to Ijeruka and Afrotopia
  • 06:20 Reflecting on Pain and Grief
  • 15:45 Embracing Afrotopia
  • 19:16 Exploring Identity and Values
  • 22:13 Guiding Values and Beliefs
  • 24:37 Aligning Experiences with Purpose
  • 25:36 Roles in the Social Change Ecosystem
  • 29:48 Aspirations for the Community
  • 34:21 Building Community and Embracing Knowledge
  • 39:59 Conclusion and Next Steps

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ABOUT THE contributor
Anwulika Okonjo
Anwulika Okonjo is the founder and director of Ijeruka.
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