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York U ROP session

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Rites Of Passage

on 8 February 2018

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Transcript of York U ROP session

What is Rites of Passage?
... a ceremony or event marking a transition or an important stage in someone's life.
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African-centered Rites of Passage
ADINKRA SYMBOLS
... visual symbols that represent specific ideas or concepts.
AKAN DAY NAME
WHAT IS YOUR AKAN DAY NAME
Monday: Nurturing in nature, dependable and organized, and protective of their families.
Tuesday: Problem solver and planner of the family. They are structured in nature, neutral in all matters and never take sides.
Wednesday: Fully in control of every situation, does not want to be told what to do, knows it all, is spontaneous, vibrant and cordial.
Thursday: Quiet in nature and incredibly observant. They are generally listeners, not talkers, and analyzes situations very well.
Friday: Leader, not a follower. They are temperamental but have big hearts. Generally the instigator of everything.
Saturday: Likes to take control of family situations. They run the show and make the rules, but will go out of their way for others any time.
Sunday: General leader, sensitive to family situations and warm member of the family. They tend to be shy and like to keep to themselves, but are very aware of their surroundings and usually are the secret keepers of the family.
Use perpetual calendar to find born day
Compare to Akan day name chart
Feedback
WHAT IS YOUR ELEMENT AND COLOUR?
Use last digit of born year to compare to chart
Find element, colour, etc
Feedback
THANK YOU
Words
Ideas
Symbols
Ceremonies
Akan Day name chart
Year chart
Connection to history
Our stories
Cultural compass
Identity
Healing
self-determination
Transition
Nguzo nane
Critical thinking
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