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The Amos C. Brown Student Fellowship to Ghana Program is Accepting Applicants




From the NAACP website:



PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Amos C. Brown Student Fellowship to Ghana is the first program of its kind to be powered by the NAACP, in collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The fully funded 10-day excursion, from July 31- August 10, will take a selected number of multicultural college students, young adults, and seminarians between the ages of 18 and 25 from the United States to Ghana for an experiential learning opportunity, at no cost to the students. While there, they will be immersed in Ghanaian culture, learn about the Atlantic Slave Trade, and receive deep insights into their ancestral lineage. At the end of this journey, participants will be able to work together to be agents of change across the United States.

During this Fellowship, participants will:

  • Build bridges with Ghanaian counterparts, as well as understand and respect the history of Ghana as the oldest independent African state.

  • Gain experience about the Atlantic Slave Trade.

  • Be ambassadors for social and racial justice.

  • Learn about civil rights leaders who engaged in the pan-African movement and how this movement has relevance in current racial and social issues within the U.S.

  • Leave the program with an understanding of the Latter-Day Saints members who supported and participated in the Abolitionist movement.

Guided by the student outcomes, we are providing an experiential learning opportunity that will return participants to their perspective communities better equipped to become social justice leaders.





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