Reversing the Ma’afa: A Model for Grassroots Organizing
A description of general grassroots organizing, using the specific model of SRDC and its work to establish a grassroots-representative voice for the Afrikan Diaspora. The importance of this effort and others like it for helping us reverse the centuries of damage done to the land, the human rights, the economic self-sustainability, the collective psyche and, as a result, the quality of life of Afrikan people worldwide by the Ma’afa (an ancient Afrikan Twi word for the “Great Disaster” that resulted from the Slave Trade, the overthrow of Afrikan Sovereignty and the resulting plunder of the Afrikan Continent). A plan for using a grassroots-organizing method based on public Town Hall Meetings, Councils of Elders and Elected Representatives at the local, national and international level to advance the effort to Reverse the Ma’afa and bring Afrikan people back to full freedom, self-determination and prosperity to heal ourselves and, as a result, heal the world.
Spokes of the Wheel: Building Coalitions Between Organizations
A discussion of the need for organizations to come together in coalitions based on mutual respect and the combining of the strong points of each. Grassroots representation, business cooperation, popular mass action, diplomacy, education, political strategy, food, culture and self-defense are often areas in which different organizations specialize, but all are needed for a people to advance itself, especially when confronted by a hostile or challenging world. We must view each other’s specific missions as “spokes in the wheel” that will take us to freedom, truth, justice and righteousness, and we must work together to strengthen each others’ spokes instead of our current habit of competing with one another and preventing true unity to occur.
Free ‘Em All: Political Prisoners
A look at many of the most prominent political prisoners and their cases, including an analysis of the essential characteristics that these cases all have in common that should cause anyone to question the “justice” of the Justice System.
Clarifying Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
Workshops that can be developed to explain the roles and responsibilities of different positions, jobs and offices within organizations and to ease the confusion that some people feel in understanding their place in their organization.
Managing Conflict: How We Treat Each Other
How we can learn to better interact with each other, by better understanding our roles, our talents and our personal issues, and thus to manage conflict more effectively. Some team-building exercises and some case studies in managing or mismanaging conflict.
Customer Service: Reaching Out to the People
Some basic customer-service concepts, techniques and exercises for businesses that interact with the public as well as for organizations trying to reach out to the people.
Managing Performance in Your Organization
Basic methods of establishing standards of performance, monitoring and documenting performance, and helping organizational members to improve performance.
Bringing Ma’at to the Community
A discussion of the ancient Afrikan-centered morality code of Ma’at (order, balance and justice), why it is needed in today’s Isfet-dominated (disordered, unbalanced and unjust) society, and some practical ways to begin to practice and promote the principles of Ma’at in our daily lives and for the general public.
The Ma’at Minute
Short (approximately seven minutes each) video features that each describe one of the nine basic principles or generally describe the 42 Declarations of the ancient Afrikan-centered morality code of Ma’at. The Ma’at Minutes are currently being produced and being added to the series. At this point, two Ma’at Minutes have been produced and are available at this Website:
Ma’at Minute 1: Truth
Ma’at Minute 2: Justice