Ancestors in Training is an educational praxis project that was sparked by the following quote:

“We are the ancestors of the future and what we do now will have an impact.” - Yeye Luisah Teish


Ancestors in Training was first offered as a concept at the inaugural edition of the Diasporadicalx Conference in December of 2017.

As interest in the concept grew, the forms it took did.

In 2018, Ancestors in Training expanded as a three part series that ran from July to October in partnership and collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI). In addition, this framework has been taught as an academic course to youth as a part of the Summer Institute of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s Summer Institute.

More updated information on the current expressions of this project can be found here, on the Ancestors in Training website.

Please connect with the project there for current gatherings, intensives and more!

 

2018 PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW


Tuesday, July 17 - Writing the Future
Full Recording | Facilitator bio and session intentions


Thursday, September 13 -The Dancefloor as Sacred Space
Full Recording | Panelist bios and session intentions


Thursday, October 11 - Queering Divinity
Full Recording | Panelists bios and session intentions

Photo credit Kirk Halliburton for the Studio Museum of Harlem

Photo credit Kirk Halliburton for the Studio Museum of Harlem

ARTISTS ON ARTISTS – JOY OUT OF FIRE PRESENTATION

Watch the presentation on the body of work and activation at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture put on by the Studio Museum of Harlem.

Shop Ancestors in Training gear    here at the juice stand   !

Shop Ancestors in Training gear here at the juice stand!

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