COLONIALISM REPARATION - “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi" = "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten"

Intro
  1. Since many decades, more and more come - from their own fields of specialty to the conclusion that somewhere by 2100 humanity has a very high risk to run into a wall.  We need as many people on board to prevent this.  So we need to remove all barriers that prevent all from coming together.  One of these barriers is hatred among peoples, unsolved issues from the past, s.a. wrongdoings during colonialism - a period that is within living memory.  Acknowledgement, public apologies, are universally accepted to be the corner-stones for a start of forgiveness, repairs and forgiveness and coming together again to built something better together.  Mom's - parents know this for a long time.  Read our wikipedia article on 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_apology
  2. Let's stop dancing around this topic and start dealing with it.  There are 28 countries member to the EU, about 8 of them have been colonialists: Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, the Vatican, Italy, The Netherlands. So 20 of the 28 were not colonialists.  Some of the former Eastern Block European countries have quite recently escaped from living under totalitarian regimes themselves, a kind of colonialism by the USSR-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  Is it smart to put all the EU states in the same sack as these former colonialists? Or do we loose allies? Even within the Colonial powers, were there victim groups themselves?  Let these colonial powers clean up their act, acknowledge, own it, repair it so we can all move to the next stage! We want to do business with Africans, but too often of the time this issue of colonialism is standing in the way.
  3. Join our discussion on "What is the interest of White people to participate in the 
    1. 2011-2020 Third (!) International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism #colonialism, 
    2. 2015 - 25 International Decade for People African Descent, #africandescent 
    3. the 2015 EU Year for Development? #EYD2015"
    4. Short answer: The feelings of hatred, fascism, frustration, and the feeling that the time for patience has been used up in all camps, makes that the minds are not open enough so they can overcome all the hurdles until one has found sustainable teams, listen to each other, what everybody can bring to the table, work out a plan to bring things to the next level.  The European Union is 28 member states and 8 of them have a colonial past: France, UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands.  Over generalisations that "all whites are coloniser", puts 20 of the 28 EU member states in a "bag" where they don't belong.  On top of this injustice, many of these 20 just come from under dictatorial regimes themselves.   They are very sensitive to domination and injustice issues.  By choosing more specific words, we can find allies on all sides: non-whites and non-blacks.  It is in everybody's' interest to remove hurdles to recognition, ownership, forgiveness, repairs and collaboration in shining light to crooks, criminals, corruption, bad practices on both sides, so they make place for good people and practices.  After all it is our world - our planet - our future - our culture - our dignity.  There are so many beautiful, inspiring things to be done. Many things have been invented like 3-4 times. It is past-bedtime to start implementing them and enjoy the benefits.  Meanwhile many groups are just sitting there, angry - rightfully so, with their backs to the other groups.  We are mature enough to address the issues face on.  There are groups who know how and how lead the way.  We are one of these groups.  The world needs all of us, you, me to be able to succeed.  Everything that stand in the way of this collaboration must be removed.
  4. "There is still too much discord, hatred, division, conflict and violence in our world here at the beginning of the 21st century. A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. … It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. ...". More: http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/inhiswords.shtml
  5. "When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets and blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony ... and at the same time of hope and freedom." - Herbie Hancock More: http://www.un.org/en/events/jazzday/
  6. Contact us to be an animator, partner in your events / strategies on peace building.

‎‎‎(Beach)‎‎‎ Flag UN 2011–2020 Third ‎‎‎(!)‎‎‎ International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism


 Something special happened today: one of the artworks I've made has been selected participate in the parlamentarium brussels exhibition brokenships - today we went over to hand it in at this UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development ! Touché ! :) The work is named "burned ships, broken dreams". It's a wig shaped piece of wood cut from a broken ship that washed ashore carrying no more boat refugees.  The art object is embedded in an art project, invite us to make one or more and fundraise for your projects that help people in ways so they don't feel they have to use these too dangerous means to pursue their dreams, use it to inspire to open doors to dreams.
“Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates as: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten". More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankofa

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We assume you've followed our initiation workshop with our Modi NTAMBWE at the Leadership development Institute ? If not Modi NTAMBWE - Leadership Development Institute - How does this Virtuel Office work? Workshop with little video's.
Picture: Sven AERTS and Blue Helmet Lt. Dr. VOGEL UNFOR - Sarajevo during the World Youth Peace Summit. One of a series of events on Peace Restauration during the Balkan Civil Wars.
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