Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

Akoma ntoaso - the Adinkra symbol of shared effort and obligation

Active and Informed Togetherness

The third principle is Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) which is a commitment to active and informed togetherness on matters of common interest...

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African Freedom is Indivisible

The principle of collective work and responsibility also points to the fact that African freedom is indivisible. [As] long as any African anywhere is oppressed, exploited, enslaved or wounded in any way in her or his humanity, all African people are also...

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Active Cooperation

In the context of a communitarian social order, cooperation is another key aspect of Ujima. It is based on the assumption that what one does to benefit others is at the same time a benefit to him/her...

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The Challenge of Culture and History

Finally, collective work and responsibility can be seen in terms of the challenge of culture and history. Work, both personal and collective, is truly at the center of history and culture...

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