Advancing Black Youth Justice and Healing through Contemplative Practices and African Spiritual Wisdom
Keywords:Engaged Pedagogy, African Culture, Critical Pedagogy
Enduring constructs of inequity seem to perpetually devalue Black youth, casting them as insignificant and disposable. Critical contemplative pedagogy can help us disrupt the damaging narratives and systems that impede youth thriving, while also awakening us to a deeper knowing of justice. In this reflective essay, I offer a reimagining of Black youth through the use of contemplative practices and West African cultural wisdom.
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