The Wisdom Wednesday lecture series aims to draw on the deep well of African history, culture & wisdom in order to engage in Sankofa (the act of remembering what was lost) for the benefit of current and future generations.

We host various presenters on topics related to African history, culture and personal development, and wholistic health. We also host lectures and book signings by various prominent authors. The purpose of Wisdom Wednesdays is to create an environment where participants gain knowledge and insights that will allow them to improve their lives and commit themselves to transforming their communities for the better.

Wisdom Wednesday lectures occur every 3rd Wednesday of the month, usually at the Thurgood Marshall Building located at 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. At this time, all Wisdom Wednesday lectures will be held online. See below for registration.

The program is free and open to the public and runs from 7pm to 9pm.

2021 Schedule

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All events are free and held from 7pm—9pm via Zoom Webinar and livestreamed from Facebook on the IKG Cultural Resource page.

January 20th   Je-Ru Love “Black Avatars, Meditation and Soul Wealth ”

February 17th  Dr. Sheila Walker “Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora “

March 17th   Dr. Koko Rasayon “Identity and Brain Health During the Pandemic “

April 21st      Wekesa Madzimoyo “The Ngolo Movement ”

May 19th       Cherryl Neill Humphries “Your Personal Numerology”

June 16th      Dr. Jeff Menzise “Reclaiming Our Stolen Legacy: Revisiting George G.M. James in Light of Prince Hall Freemasonry”

July 21st        Bro. Yhwh “Scientific Literacy in the Age Of Reason: How You Find The Knowledge Of Yourself “

August 18th  M’Bwebe Ishangi “A Pot to Piss In: Intergenerational Wealth Planning for Black People “

September 15th Anthony T. Browder “Report: The ASA Restoration Project”

October 20th     Friends of the Congo Breaking the Silence Week

November 17th  Claudette Joy Spence “A Sustainable Joy Collection “

December 15th  Eze Okoye “Recapturing our Ancestral Memory: The Winter Solstice and African Medicine, Magic, and Meditation ”