We Re-Member is a social purpose project whose primary aim is to provide education about the Middle Passage and the residual impacts of slavery to eliminate bias, discrimination, forced assimilation, disproportional representation experienced, and other traumas experienced by descendants of the Middle Passage and by other people of the African Diaspora.
We Re-Member strives to create a world where Black people are franchised, empowered and thrive. In order to create this world we have to address the dismemberment of people based on Black identity, and commit to the re-memberment of people based on this same construct.
We Re-Member is a conduit for descendants of the Middle Passage to learn their history, understand the trauma of slavery, and begin to pursue resources that can help them re-member what has been dis-membered over continuous years of slavery, repression, marginalization, and forced assimilation.
We also aim to educate groups who are not descendants of this experience as we acknowledge a mass education is required to mitigate the negative impacts of Middle Passage, and its aftermath, that continue to manifest throughout America.
We recognize there are a plethora of resources on the harms of racism and systemic trauma. Nevertheless, there is a deficit on information and resources that address how to heal; not just individually, but systemically as well. In this era of transparent white supremacy and rising fascism, we must begin the process of transforming national curriculums to promote the healing and understanding of slavery in order to undo the systemic racism caused by slavery.
We pursue our aforementioned vision and mission by educating program participants on the Middle Passage through a combination of tools which include our documentary, blogs and discussions, facilitated discussions, technical assistance and our experiential learning opportunities.