Video/Teleconference for COSEBOC MEMBERS: Kamau Ptah

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Kamau Ptah

Important Note: Starting with Kamau Ptah's video-conference, the rest of the series will be an exclusive benefit of membership. COSEBOC members may also request audio recording. If you are not a COSEBOC Member, please click here to join or renew your COSEBOC Membership today! 

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4pm EST, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce Kamau Ptah, our 3rd speaker in our 2018-19 educational teleconference series, Conversations with Deep Thinkers. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color.


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Conversations with Deep Thinkers is a powerful forum for learning and inquiry. In these one-hour teleconference calls, Ron Walker engages prominent leaders in an inquiry that is focused on COSEBOC's 2019 theme: Boys & Young Men of Color: Ready to Learn, Honored to Serve, Destined to Lead. These conversations are followed by a Q&A inviting audience participation. These calls are for COSEBOC Members Only. Registration is required. A follow-up audio recording will be provided free for COSEBOC members.

Video/Teleconference: Kamau Ptah



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Kamau Ptah, COSEBOC Rite of Passage Design and Facilitation Specialist

Husband, father, educational leader, teacher, traveler, drummer, writer, student of indigenous wisdom teachings and healing modalities are several terms that have been appropriately assigned to characterize Kamau Ptah.

For 27 years, Kamau has been a custodian and a practitioner of the rites of passage system of transformative teaching and learning.  Earning his BA from Hampton University in History/Social Science and Education and his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Cambridge College; Kamau currently serves as a nationally renowned educational consultant, who specializes in rites of passage, transformational disciplines and restorative practices.   Kamau is the founder and Executive Director of Akoben Enterprise, which is an educational consultancy that partners with learning institutions, organizations and communities to provide culturally relevant practices centered on rites of passage, restorative practices, social and emotional learning, transformational disciplines, affirmative development, academic motivation and identity formation. Through a network of elders, healers, artists, cultural custodians, educators, business people and leaders, the work of Akoben Enterprise is a commitment of service to the ideals of identity restoration through transformational disciplines and the rites of passage practice.

Kamau was also a co-founder of the Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship for Young Men (the first all-male school in New York City since the 1960s and the first that established a rites of practice within a public school setting).  Additionally, he was the co-founder of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color’s Sankofa Passages program, which infused the rites of passage practice within 7 schools in the city of Philadelphia.  

Through the study and facilitation of rites of passage experiences and indigenous spiritual technologies, Kamau has established a creative style of leadership that is appropriate for stimulating the holistic development of educators and youngsters, hence awakening the sensibilities and intelligences to address the current challenges in educating and socializing our future.

We anticipate a spirited, lively and informative conversation in which Ron Walker will engage Kamau with questions related to Boys & Young Men of Color: Ready to Learn, Honored to Serve, Destined to Lead.


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