Amoke Kubat, founder of YO MAMA and YO MAMA’S HOUSE Cooperative, facilitated a conversation about reclaiming an Afrocentric relationship to the water and land.
The enslaved African was neither a settler, colonialist, immigrant or refugee. Yet our Ancestors’ free and forced labor from fields to rivers to the building institutions created diverse complex relationships to water, land and other natural environments.
Langston Hughes’ poem “Negroes Speaks of Rivers Rivers” reminds us that people of African descent have had long standing relationships to water.
“I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins”.