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1 The KWANZAA Gallery Frank M. Johnson The Kwanzaa Gallery, Inc.

2 INTRODUCTION l The Kwanzaa Gallery is a not for profit organization dedicated to the education and enlightenment of a generation of African Americans fully knowledgeable of their cultural heritage and inherit responsibilities of knowledge. l The Kwanzaa Gallery instills Rite of Passage Training to equip our race for life and living.

3 Introduction l The Kwanzaa Gallery provides organization, group and individual training and consultation to enhance effectiveness, teamwork and efficiency. l The Kwanzaa Gallery, to minimize training costs, is supported primarily by the benefit derived from the products and services we provide and the contributions of participants.

4 Affiliations…... l Member Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Chapter l Member Augusta Summit of African American Business Enterprises l Affiliate Metro Chamber of Commerce l Member CSRA African American Association

5 Topics of Discussion l Services Provided l Courses Offered l Programs Supported l Activities Scheduled l Spiritual Laws l Community Development l Cultural Development l Youth Development

6 Products and Services Provided l Cultural Education and Training l Organizational, Group & Personal Consultation for Effectiveness l Annual Cultural Celebrations l The Music Gallery l The Fashion Gallery l “Pretty Like Me” Dolls

7 Courses Offered l The Knights of Christ Training Course l The African American Rite of Passage Course l The African American Contemporary Leadership Course l Race Relations and Awareness Course l Human Relations Development Course

8 Courses (continued) l Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination Course l Interpersonal Communications Course l Professional Development Course l Assertion Training Course l New Creation Development Course l The Power of Achievement Course

9 General Concept of Training Joint Planning Organizational Assessment Analyze Select Critical Tasks Provide Performance Tests/ Training Material Conduct/Train to Meet Standards Evaluation: Effectiveness of Training Key Initial Action/ Response

10 Programs Supported l ASAABE “Black ICE” Program l ABCC Economic Empowerment Program l The Successful Discipline Program l The CSRA African American Association l Mentoring l BABC Anti-Black Crime and Violence Prevention Program l Cultural Pluralism

11 REGIONAL OCCUPATION PROGRAM CENTER Counseling Classroom Storage Restrooms Welding Machine Technology Electricity & Drafting Rooms Carpentry Room Main Office Health Service Center Environmental Controls Automotive Computer Electronics Construction Technology Human Services / Personal Care

12 Affiliation: National Rite of Passage Institute

13 UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUAL LAWS l THE LAW OF LIFE IN CHRIST l THE LAW OF MIND l THE LAW OF FAITH l THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT l THE LAW OF ATTRACTION l THE LAW OF PROSPERITY l THE LAW OF CIRCULATION l THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH

14 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT l UMOJA - Increase Unity And Cohesion l KUJICHAGULIA -Encourage Self Determination l UJIMA - Promote Collective Work Responsibility l UJAMAA - Interdependent Economics l NIA - Rededication Purpose, Goals, Objectives l KUUMBA - Celebrate Creativity l IMANI - Faith Applied Is Faith That Works

15 AUGUSTA AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER Cultural Community Center Heritage Academy Rite of Passage Training Comp Center BusinessBusiness CenterCenter Library NPOsNPOs NPOsNPOs Auto Repair Training Appliance Repair Training Home Repair Training Shopping Center Credit Union

16 AUGUSTA AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER Cultural Community Center Heritage Academy Rite of Passage Training Comp Center BusinessBusiness CenterCenter Library NPOsNPOs NPOsNPOs Auto Repair Training Appliance Repair Training Home Repair Training Shopping Center Credit Union

17 CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT l Celebrating Culture And Heritage l Learning And Honoring Our History l Community Based Affirmative Actions l Plan For Afro-American Future l Self-awareness And Realization l Divine Creation With Divine Inheritance

18 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT l Providing Hope For The Future l Showing Care And Concern For Today l Creating Opportunity l Demonstrate Leadership l Exemplify Group Capability And Competence l Viability Of Legitimate Alternatives l Assertive Vs..... Reactive Problem Solving

19 What This Means l To make the dream come true, and make the vision real, the dreamer must first awaken….and the go to work l Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (1863–1952)

20 NEXT STEPS q Register And Assist With Courses Of Interest q Join Associations/Clubs Which Practice Development In These Areas q Be Proactive And Progressive q Work To Improve All Aspects Of The Quality Of African American Life And Living q Set The Example Of Excellence For Other People, Groups, Races And Cultures q Send us your feedback at or visit us at


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