15 Years Down, 12 Years to Go
This December 10th marks 15 years of CBACS’ flagship initiative, The Metanoia Project (TMP) 2007-2034. It was launched in 2007 with the aim of consciously creating a better future for Descendants of Enslaved Africans (DoEAs) and in doing so transform British culture for the better. The focus of TMP is on us, as DoEAs, achieving this goal since we are the ones historically and spiritually positioned to do so.
The Metanoia Project was launched on December 10th because of its wider significance as International Human Rights Day. At its core The Metanoia Project is about the recognition of our humanity as DoEAs, something that is often overlooked in a racialised world.
This year the theme of Human Rights Day is Dignity, Freedom and Justice For All. Additionally we are in what The UN General Assembly has recognised as The International Decade for People of African Descent.
Citing the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society.
As proclaimed by the General Assembly, the theme for the International Decade is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.”https://www.un.org/en/observances/decade-people-african-descent/programme-activities
This is a reminder and call to action for us to assert our place on the world stage as a group to be recognised. Not just as people of African descent but as Descendants of Enslaved Africans, we have a unique history and even greater destiny that is yet to be fully realised.
Concepts like dignity, freedom and justice sound like seemingly simple parts of life for many people. But for us as DoEAs this is something we have strived for and must one day surpass if we are to achieve our destiny. Going from Descendants of Enslaved Africans to Ascendants of Enslaved Africans.