Please join us at our next HUMANITAS: The Africana Ethical Society meeting on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on Invented Traditions and the Africana Experience.

Presenter Courtney Emmitt and professors Brittany O’Neal and Kole Odutola will address the fact that most traditions are, to some extent, invented, and empires and their invented traditions have been instruments of colonialization, genocide, and destruction.

Since it is Black History Month, we will try to re-center Africa as the Cradle of human civilization as we engage in continuous intellectual and political struggles over invented traditions. Special attention will be given to the current controversies over what traditions are worthy of elevation in academic institutions and political discourse.

We will discuss what needs to be done in the current situation and the future. In our usual follow-up discussion, we welcome the exchange of ideas.

Your presence, thoughts, and perspectives are of the utmost importance.

HUMANITAS: The Africana Ethical Society is a naturalistic organization committed to deconstructing metaphysical and pseudo-scientific misconceptions regarding the human experience and affirming that humanistic ethical values can be found in Africana traditions and the struggles of Africana peoples.