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A Dream of Kikeokàn/Kuponya: Black and Native American Healing

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Rutgers University’s Black Student Union and the Cultural Center Collaborative join together to celebrate Black History Month and honor Native American heritage. The theme, “A Dream of Kuponya/Kikeokàn: Black and Native American Healing” is centered in the healing practices of both the Black and Lenni-Lenape people. Kikeokàn and Kuponya (Lenape and Swahili terms, respectively) both translate to the English word “healing”. Black and indigenous people have experienced structural violence, countless acts of injustices, and trauma in recent history. We come together to center healing so that we may increase our strength and build our capacity to fight for peace and justice in solidarity. The featured keynote speakers, President Jonathan Holloway, Dr. Cornel West, and the Rev. J. R. Norwood will bring awareness to the history of our individual struggles and resiliency of our social justice movements. Event co-sponsored by UMD's Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA).