Making Black History: A New Genesis
Students at Morehouse College and the Atlanta University Center are changing their world by doing something different during the Africa Awareness Week, Feb 6th - 12th 2005.
(PRWEB) January 28, 2005
During Africa Awareness Week February 6th -12th, Morehouse is sponsoring panel discussions and seminars focusing on The African Diaspora: Bridging the Gaps between African people, Man & Woman, Caribbean/Latin America, U. S. & Africa.
True history of African People in the Americas, Health & Sustainability will be the primary topics. Students will train for a New G. E.N. E.S. I.S., a tree planting project in hurricane devastated Haiti for summer 2005. Hands on learning about herbs & medicinal plants, from the greenhouse & field to the table, will be launched. The Miracle Tree of Life, Moringa oleifera, will be the first tree planted. The leaves of this tree are a perfect food for humans, treating many devastating diseases; the seeds purify water.
Ambassador Andrew Young will speak Wednesday at 3:00 PM on a panel with Dr. A. Kweku Andoh, Ghanaian ethno-botanist, who will be directing the tree planting project to Haiti. Other speakers include Afro-Mexicans from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Week long events culminate in a Hip-Hop Concert, Saturday, February 12th to raise money for students travel to Haiti.
The entire Atlanta Community is invited to share in this history making week. All youth and adults who want to participate in this weekÂs celebrations & tree planting project should contact: Dr. Cynthia Hewitt: 404 681-2800, ext. 2043 or 6040
Website: www. morehouse. edu/AfricaAwarenessWeek (http://www. morehouse. edu/AfricaAwarenessWeek )