Ujima Rochester/Ujima Atlanta, Inc.

Uplifting Our Youth For The Future

Ujima Rochester/Atlanta’s mission is to provide integrated and multidisciplinary services that respond to the needs of youth and their families through intensive and quality programs that promote pro-social behavior and contributes to public safety. 


OUR LOGO REPRESENTS COLLECTIVE WORK & RESPONSIBILITY, WHICH BRINGS A NATION OF TOGETHERNESS & UNITY THAT UPLIFTS OUR YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE... 

UJIMA ATLANTA, INC. WELCOMES YOUR 


SUPPORT OF OUR 2015 CONFERENCE.


 Registration is now closed-At the door only!

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:

  • “Exploring the Socio-Cultural Trauma within The Family. 

  • The Effects of Socio-Cultural Trauma in The Urban Church. 

  • Healing an Invisible Population: Low-Income African 
American Experiences of Witnessed Intimate Partner Violence 
(IPV) and Clinical Implications.
  • Mental Illness in The Black Community.
  • “Only” The Truth Will Set Us Free: The “Necessity” of Incorporating Cultural Healing into our Education AND HOW TO DO IT!. 

  • COMMUNIVERSITY: Connecting our neighboring COMMunity and our UNIVERSITY center through programs that educate, transform and inspire (AU Center).
  • SANKOFA; Healing The Trauma, Empowering our Children. 

  • Manhood Development Programing for Boys & Men.
  • Pointing Forward: The Path of Radical Healing and A Better World.
  • Healing the Body, Soul, and Spirit Holistically.
  • And Much More..... 


LEADERSHIP SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LSDP)

The LSDP teaches in the framework of providing youth with effective life and social skills, important to self-efficacy, emotional, intelligence, and problem-solving, and fosters flexibility to the decision of use/abuse, violence, and other antisocial behaviors.

Students gain skills with regard to peer conflict resolution, anger management, effective communication, problem solving, and refusal/assertiveness. Students learn to identify negative situations and negative peer pressure. Students will demonstrate positive behavior; problem solving, problem avoidance, refusal, and escape, asking for help from safe and supportive people, feelings management, and impulse control.


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AFRIKAN WORLD HISTORY & CULTURE CLASSES

Ours is a rich and powerful story that we are seldom fully exposed to during our schooling years.  Africans and African-Americans have made significant contributions to what we have come to know as civilization.  All too often however, these contributions are overlooked or addressed superficially in the textbooks utilized in most schools.  Therefore, a thorough understanding of the Afrikan/Afrikan American story is essential to the development of positive self-esteem among our people, particularly our youth.


Classes currently being held in Rochester, NY on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. Location is The Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14607. For more info; www.thebaobab.org.

Classes currently being held in Atlanta, GA (SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY). For more info; 770-765-5424.


SOCIO-CULTURAL TRAUMA HEALING/PTSS Healing Training

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.) is a condition that exists because of multi-generational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery, which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism, which continues to perpetuate injury (DeGruy, 2001-2010).


Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:

  • M: Multi-generational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.


Under such circumstances these are some of the predictable patterns of behavior that tend to occur:

Key Patterns of behavior reflective of P.T.S.S.


Vacant Esteem
Insufficient development of what Dr. DeGruy refers to as primary esteem, along with feelings of hopelessness, depression, and a general self-destructive outlook.


Marked Propensity for Anger and Violence

Extreme feelings of suspicion perceived negative motivations of others. Violence against self, property, and others, including the members of one's own group, i.e. friends, relatives, or acquaintances.


Racist Socialization and (internalized racism) 
Learned Helplessness, literacy deprivation, distorted self-concept, antipathy or aversion for the following:

  • The members of one’s own identified cultural/ethnic group,
  • The mores and customs associated one’s own identified cultural/ethnic heritage,
  • The physical characteristics of one’s own identified cultural/ethnic group.


(Great Internal Personal Development Option)

INWARD JOURNEY AFRICAN AMERICAN COUNCIL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TRAINING ODYSSEY (This is a weekend, overnight training)

Taking the inner-journey, where the healing begins?

This work is about rebuilding ourselves, our communities, and our world. When the slave ships left the shores of Western African, men, women and children, our ancestors, were on board. There is an abundance of researched evidence that strongly suggests that the hurt, pain, and degradation to which our ancestors were subjected, was transferred from generation to generation all the way into the present. Mutated toxicity has evolved into forms of Addictions, Violence, and Disrespect infecting our families and communities.

This training takes you to the next level of inner personal growth and helps your new life journey to begin. Learn what keeps you from being whole. Redefine your mission in life and much more.

This training is designed to free a person’s soul to the genuine possibility of true freedom and the power and response-ability that comes with it. You are certain to face those things that hold you back and oppress your soul. This time it will be different. You will be accompanied by brothers and sisters who have made the Journey and survived and who have come to steward other men and women to the real Promised Land. The land of just being, the original village (Inward Journey African American Council).

**In order to participate at this level of training, aspirants must have participated in the LSDP and PTSS trainings. Adults can go to www.inwardjourney.org for more info **

 

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