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 Sawubona Online

Sawubona Online is a virtual series about Friendship with everyone through learning about each other, with a foundation on African History. This space is for Black and non-Black people to truly develop a relationship with each another. The virtual program will feature activities like story telling, African history workshops, panel discussions, rhythm circles, and more. The goal of these activities is to practice and cultivate trust, peace, and friendship.

Learning objectives
  • You will better understand the rich complexities of the social, political, economic, environmental, and cultural life in the African continent

  • You will learn little known historical facts that will give you a deeper understanding of world history and challenge your current understanding of the world’s dynamics 

  • You will develop a more positive racial and ethnic appreciation, which will positively influence your relationship with and perception of Black people

  • You will be able to participate in a conversation about Africa more authentically

  • And more…

Features & Benefits
  • Storytelling by African Griots, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers

  • Rhythm circles led by professional African artists 

  • Live and recorded group discussions about African issues & concepts 

  • Traditional knowledge, spirituality, and ancestral values

  • And more…

  • Pre recorded teachings and discussions by African Academics 

  • Articles about African issues & concepts 

  • E-books, videos and other online content (i.e. audio, infographics, etc.)

  • African Language Learning center

  • AFS Artists, Elders and Knowledge keepers


What Our members Say

The African Friendship Society is a community like no other for me. The sisterhood that I have found here is unique and special. My personal life can be extremely busy and so I am not able to be at all the events and I really feel like I miss out. But any time I can join I am welcomed with open arms and I have an opportunity to feel replenished, understood and fully accepted.

~ Janelle Reid

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