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Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group

"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"

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KOTC Logo (C) 1996 Columbus Knox 

KOTC ANNUAL STORYTELLING PROGRAMS

SANKOFA WORKSHOPS

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Sankofa is a Adinkra symbol on the importance of learning from the past.

Our workshops assist new storyteller to learn the griot/jaliya storytelling traditions. How to effectively present stories relevant to our cultures, past, present and future.

2018: Asante Sana! to Master Storyteller & Educator, Dr. Linda Humes who facilitated  "African American  Storytelling: A Culturally Relevant Tool for Building Community and  Academic Achievement for Urban Public Schools"

LOVE NIGHT

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The Nyame dua Adinkra symbol reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a man and a woman. 

Our KOTC fundraising storytelling performance of adult stories is where we gather to celebrate the positive values of LOVE in our homes and communities.


LOVE NIGHT 2018

In Collaboration with

THE CENTER OF PEACE

Presents

LOVE NIGHT CONCERT 2018

AUGUST 4, 2018 - Saturday

"LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE"

Tribute to Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Arts & Culture


FAMILY DAY

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KOTC highlights family oriented stories with performances by our professional, new tellers and our youth segment, 

The Watoto of Joy.

~ PAST THEMES ~ 

  • "Ain't It Funny...Stories, Songs & LOL4Real!
  •  Mama Don't 'llow, Daddy Don't 'llow
  • The Animals Could Talk
  • Aesop, The African
  • Voices Of Freedom
  • Bro' Anansi Stories Oh my!
  • Down On The Farm With Granny Goose


MORE ON 2019 FAMILY DAY

KWANZAA

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December 26th to January 1st

KOTC holds a public celebration on the principals founded by

 Dr. Ron Karenga


  • Umoja : Unity
  • Kujichagulia  : Self-Determination
  • Ujima : Collective Work and Responsibility 
  • Ujamaa : Cooperative Economics
  • Nia  : Purpose
  • Kuumba : Creativity 
  • Imani : Faith

HER STORY MONTH

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MARCH

We circle up to tell stories of the powerful woman who have touched our lives in tribute to National Woman's Month. 

Join us!

MARCH 2018

KOTC's own BARBARA EASELY- COX graced the EMILY ROLLINS guest chair. 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is rich with history on woman of color. This is a annual recognition with workshops, lectures, and performances.

THE POWER OF

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APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH


KOTC poets invites local poets from far and near to join us at our Creative Community Story Circle & Monthly Meeting to drop a rhyme in these last days & times.

In our historical segment, we  share the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Nikki Giovanni and other icon's of spoken word.

"As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, 

it doesn't matter what format it is."   LeVar Burton


Performance ? Workshop ? Event ?

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AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. 

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. 

"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." 

(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

With YOU : KOTC grows!

KOTC is a non-profit organization. Your generous tax-deductible donations will fund our mission. 


Your support will also allow us to bring quality arts-in-education programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area.


KOTC accept checks or money orders via  KOTC  P. O. Box 15083, Phila. PA 19130.


ALSO, for your convenience feel free to securely submit your credit or debit card for membership payments or a donation by clicking on the PAY PAL button below. 

Asante Sana! - Thank you!

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