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NBYO x ADA New Orleans Domestic Diaspora Reunion

Diaspora Reunions abroad and domestically with The African Diaspora Alliance shifts the traditional paradigm of how learning takes place. This is done through a collective learning model which disrupts the binary and hierarchical relationship that often exists between students and teachers in the classroom. The pedagogical approach of our programs emphasizes youth leadership development and self-actualization. Our program nourishes critical thinking skills which fortifies students’ ability to raise questions about their environment and encourages them to organize around important issues in their community. Our agendas equip students with a historical lens to contextualize their present day realities.

TRAVEL PACK

Each student will receive our custom Diaspora Travel pack which will coordinate with various activities throughout the study abroad agenda. Examples of items in the box include Summer 2021 Study Abroad T-Shirt, African Diaspora World Map , Art Supplies, and more!

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Throughout our agenda we will touch on topics such as:

Ancient African Kingdoms

Slavery and Colonialism

Histories of Rebellion and Resistance in the Americas (Haiti, Maroon Societies, Dance and Hair as Resistance)

Histories of Rebellion and Resistance (Theatre, Drums, and Herbs/"Root work" as essentials to Rebellion and Resistance )

Black Liberation in the Diaspora ( BLA, BPP, Republic of New Africa)

African Diaspora and Institutionalized Racism in the Americas

African Dance and Drum as Resistance

Natural Hair as Resistance

Urban Agriculture, permaculture, seed preservation, and food security networks

Outcomes

Develop critical thinking skills that will raise questions about their environment

Addresses important issues in their community

Develop introductory skills in African dance, drum, herbalism, and urban agriculture

Cultivate leadership skills

Understand the historical legacy and contemporary manifestations of transnational solidarity in the African Diaspora

Develop skills for community organizing

NEW ORLEANS ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrive MSY International Airport

Check-in to Air BNB

Congo Square

Lunch

Detox International - Dinner, Art Museum, and Drum Circle

DAY 2

Breakfast

Musical exchange and Meeting w/ various Indigenous groups who have maintained their traditions into the 21st century

Lunch

Studio B Tour w/ Writing and Art Project

Dinner

Day 3

Breakfast

Second Line Tour of the City - Music, meet and greet with prominent business owners in the community, and historical uncovering of New Orleans. Some stops on the tour include:

Community Book Store

Ase Cultural Arts Center

Bayou Road- I AM THAT I AM

Dinner

Day 4

Breakfast

Ancestral Body Memory Dance Class

Lunch

Whitney Plantation

Dinner

Day 5

Breakfast

City Bike Tour

Departure

Included

Housing Accomodations

5 Days of guided activities

Roundtrip flights from Baltimore to New Orleans

Transportation to all activites

Custom ADA Student Travel Pack with educational materials to assisted with students understanding of the African Diaspora