VIRTUAL: African Spirituality in London
08 August 2021, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Showcase of elements of ancient African spirituality, white media stereotypes and how and where to practice pre-European invasion rituals
This event is free.
Sarah Parker Remond Centre / Black History Walksk.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an online event. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before the start by Black History Walks.
Above image from Iola Williams.
In the last ten years, there has been an increase in interest in and practice of African spirituality in London. Dr Asantewa initiated annual spiritual pilgrimages to honour the river deity Osun in South London, connecting with the annual Osogbo Festival in Nigeria. In this illustrated online talk Dr Asantewa will take us through:
- Elements of ancient African spirituality and its survival
- Media mis-representation of indigenous African practices
- The role of women in African spiritual systems
- Faith as armour against white supremacy
- Cultural imperialism and its impact on African spirituality
- How to open to spirit and ritual practices
About the speaker
Dr Michelle Asantewa is the editor and publisher of In Search of Mami Wata, an anthology of narratives and images of African Water spirits. She is also course leader on Black History Walks 12-week course, African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual.