In January, RJN! and WDYTF hosted the first in a series of webinars with special guest, internationally known Afrocentricity theorist, Dr. Molefi Asante.
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante is an activist intellectual who is President of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also serves as the International Organizer for Afrocentricity International. Asante is a Guest Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa. Asante has published 83 books, among the most recent are Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation, Revolutionary Pedagogy, The History of Africa; African Pyramids of Knowledge; Facing South to Africa, and, As I Run Toward Africa. Asante has published more than 500 articles and is considered the most published African American scholar as well as one of the most distinguished authors in the African world. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most widely cited African scholars. Asante has been recognized as one of the most influential leaders in education.
In the webinar, Dr. Asante covered a variety of topics relating to culturally relevant curriculum, his history in working in the field, and talked about his most recent work evolutionary Pedagogy, which is a guide for classroom teachers.
The webinar can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/DignityInSchools