DECEMBER 11TH-16TH, 2023!


The Center for Healing and Liberation offers a project that brings together three visionary Black leaders-Resmaa Menakem, Bayo Akomolafe and Orland Bishop. In 2023, Resmaa, Bayo and Orland began sharing space and convening at community gatherings in which they guide a collective inquiry into what it means to be part of the liberation in our world.

To dream our futures into being, we need emancipatory spaces of healing, exploration and discovery. The Three Black Men project traces the Transatlantic slave route in reverse, with public events in cities on each man’s home continent resides.

The journey began in June 2023 in Los Angeles, USA moved in August 2023 to Salvador, Brazil, and is now on its way to Accra, Ghana for a series of experiences aimed at the black community, with conversation looking deeply into Trauma, Ritual and the Promise of the Monstrous. These are not one-off events but rather each is part of a continuous conversation unfolding about collective liberation.

Our guiding questions in this project are:

How will we meet the crises of our times? How might we respond in ways we have not yet imagined?

These Three Black Men invite us to join them in Accra as they sense into emergent possibilities that speak to what we need now, triangulating toward a synthesis of new forms, new magic and new directions.

Along with their reflections and teachings, the joyful gatherings will incorporate art, song, dance, rituals and deep care, inquiry practices and small group conversations.

With sunlight and wind on our faces, we look forward toward the December gatherings in Accra. 

Registration is now open. Please complete the interest form on the home page at and share with your networks! 

Please join us!

This is The Three Black Men: A Journey into Magical Otherwise.


Dubbed the most peaceful land in West Africa, Ghana is a beautiful country found ashore the beaches of West Africa. Known for its relatively clean and peaceful nature, Ghana is among the top must-visit countries in Africa. Ghana is home to a highly sociable and welcoming people that represent over fifteen (15) different ethnic groups. 

With a landmass of 92,099 sq. mi, and bordered by Togo, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast, with Accra as its capital, the main religions practiced here are Christianity, Islam, and African traditional religions. It has a diverse species of animals and a wide variety of rare plants with one of the major cities, Kumasi, known as the Garden City of Africa. Ghana has a population of 30 million people and they practice the unitary democratic system of governance, where the President is the Head of State, and head of government. The vegetation and ecology range from green savannahs to tropical forests.

Gold Coast was the name of present-day Ghana till March 4th,1957. The name Ghana in Sonnike language means “warrior king” which is apt for the people of Ghana whom are known for their bravery and resilience. The country dates back to the ninth century as one of the great kingdoms in the Bilad el Sudan empire. The present-day people of Ghana are the children of people who migrated from different countries to settle. Most migrations to Ghana were for escaping wars and cruel leaders, to find land for farming, and to run away from natural disasters. The first group to settle in Ghana were the Mole-Dagbani’s.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to set foot in Ghana engaging in trade with the local people and setting precendent for other countries to come to the country. After several wars between colonizing countries, Ghana became a British colony. On March 6th, 1957, Ghana became the first country to gain independence in West Africa, due to the efforts of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, an politically controversial but beloved leader providing hope to nations across Africa. 


Like most African countries, Ghana can boast of an extraordinarily rich cultural heritage, festivals such as Hogbetsotso (Festival of Exodus) , Homowo (Harvest Festival) , and Fetu Afakye  are celebrated here. The traditional wear in Ghana is Kente , a weaved cloth originating from the Ashanti and Ewe kingdoms. Famously designs such as the Dashiki come from Ghana.

There are many rites of passage in Ghana. Some rites bestowed in the following ways: the naming ceremony where a newborn child is named, the puberty ceremony that ushers the child into adulthood, the wedding ceremony, and the final rite of passage the death ceremony, that is used to usher the spirit of a dead person into the spirit world. Although these rites vary among the ethnic groups, they are all similar. Ceremonies and festivals are unimaginable without their traditional dances, like Agbadza and Adowa, and drumming. Ghana cuisine is diverse and is known for many dishes like Banku, red bean stew, fufu and plantains.

Ghana has grown since its independence in 1957 and has developed immensely in the agriculture, infrastructure, politics, manufacturing, education, and technology sectors. The Cedi (the official Ghanaian currency) also stands strong on the world market and is second in the world for it’s cybersecurity.


Ghana can boast of numerous famous entertainers and athletes. The Ghana Black Stars (the national football team) is one of the most feared and successful football teams in Africa, with legends like Stephen Appiah, Abedi Pele, and Asamoah Gyan. Ghana claims many stars in the entertainment field such as Shatta Wale, WWE superstar Kofi Kingston, media sensation Michael Blackson, and Idris Elba whom are of Ghanaian heritage. 


The country of Ghana is very famous for its tourist attractions. Here are some top tourist sites that are suggested anytime you are in Ghana.


Kwameh Nkurmah Mausoleum




The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum  is built-in the heart oAccra . This is the resting place of one of the greatest Pan-African leaders, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah . He led Ghana to independence and played a great role in the freedom of other west African countries. The mausoleum is adorned with several sculptures and statues of him. An interesting fact is that this place also houses the remains of his wife, Fathia Nkrumah. She wished to be buried beside him. So upon her death, her body was sent to Ghana and she was laid to rest with her husband.


In Kumasi  lies the most mystical and wondrous tourist attraction ever in Ghana, the Sword of Okomfo Anokye , the great chief priest who took part in formation of Ashanti Kingdom. Legend has it that the Priest wielded this sword, planted it into the earth and claimed no one could unearth it. And somehow magically all human and technological efforts to remove this sword have proved futile. It has however been closed to public touching, you can only see it but not allowed to touch for preservation reasons. Visit the sword site and see it for yourself! It is one of our must-see tourist sites that provides almost 25 percent of total tourism revenue in Ghana.


This beautiful and lush green ecological nature park is a canopy walkway. Kakum National Park is one of the only three canopy walkaways in Africa. The area is covered by a tropical forest. The outstanding nature of this park is the reason that it was created by the locals and not by any wildlife authority or government act. It connects seven (7) rooftops that give access to the forest. It also houses endangered species of animals and birds, notable among them are the white-breasted guinea fowl, the hornbill, and the grey parrot.


Ghana has countless waterfalls, from the Tini falls, Boti falls ,Wli waterfalls. 


Nzulenzu Stilt houses

Perhaps the most iconic towns ever, is the village built on stilts. Nzulenzu  was built over Lake Tandane and consists of seamlessly integrated stilts. The local people say it was built by people from Oualata, a town in the ancient Ghana Empire, present-day Mauritania which came about from following a snail. The reason why the town was built over water is still unknown.


Other amazing tourist attractions to visit in Ghana are the Tafi monkey sanctuary , Avu-lagoon, the Larabanga mosque , Mole national park  and, Paga crocodile pond , where you can sit and take pictures with wild crocodiles without any fear of being harmed.

“Akwaaba and Woezor”, We are looking forward to welcome you to Ghana.