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A Marketplace of
Human Excellence

Sokoto means "market place" and has its social, political, and spiritual roots linked to one of the major 18-19th century precolonial African Islamic empires of West Africa, from where many people of African descent in the Americas originated due to the European trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Sokoto House is a community center that aims to build community cohesion and collective efficacy.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Nov 6, 10:00 AM
Molestation Survivor Walk More info...

Come to Sokoto House, walk in support of molestation survivors, and enjoy music performances, motivational speakers, poets, and more!

Line-up for the walk begins at 10:00 AM, and family day activities begin at 12:00 PM.

This is a free event, but donations to Keep Your Hands Off Me, Inc. are encouraged. You can donate through PayPal at "Keep Your Hands Off ME" or using Cash App at $KeepHandsOff.

Concluded
Speak Ya Peace NC More info...

Speak Ya Peace NC returned to Sokoto House to reach hearts, minds, and create effective dialogue within our community through artful expression; one piece at a time.

Speak Ya Peace NC has created a safe space where artists, poets, writers, musicians, singers, comedians, dancers, mimes, visual artists, and all who have a message can be vulnerable and supported. The beauty to Speak Ya Peace involves transparency and an openness to creativity.

Concluded
3rd Annual Skarure Woccon Harvest Gathering More info...

The 3rd Annual Skarure Woccon Harvest Gathering took place this year at Sokoto House. We experienced our food and culture; dancing, drumming and story telling; performances, raffles and FOOD! There was something for the whole family!

Concluded
Working Film's Works-in-Progress Movie Night More info...

Sokoto House hosted a screening of a work-in-prgress documentary followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Concluded
Speak Ya Peace NC: Featuring Mama Makeda More info...

Speak Ya Peace NC returned to Sokoto House to reach hearts, minds, and create effective dialogue within our community through artful expression; one piece at a time.

Speak Ya Peace NC has created a safe space where artists, poets, writers, musicians, singers, comedians, dancers, mimes, visual artists, and all who have a message can be vulnerable and supported. The beauty to Speak Ya Peace involves transparency and an openness to creativity.

Special guest speaker: Mama Makeda

Concluded
2021 Cape Fear Community Racial & Health Equity Summit More info...

A multi-day summit on racial & health equity at Sokoto House. There were hour-long sessions on many topics. For the full list, see the Summit page. We had live music, movie screenings, food, vendors, and family fun!

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Mon, Wed, Fri, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth Empowerment Solutions Class More info...

Y.E.S. Youth leadership classes led by Abdullah, Vance, Brenda Galloway, and Kevin Roberts

Mondays, 9:00 PM
African Islamic Traditions Class More info...

Abdullah leads classes on African Islamic traditions

Every other Tuesday (next 11/02/21), 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TasteMaker Tuesdays - Music and Fellowship More info...

Louis and RizzyBeats take us on musical and cultural journeys in new genres every other week, from Conscious HipHop to Jazz to 60's Italian film scores and all points in-between.

Every other Tuesday (next 11/02/21), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Qigong in the Garden More info...

Fitness and spiritual health sessions open to the community, led by 53-year martial science professor Master Shihan Mwalimu White Owl

Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teens On The Scene (TOTS) with HOPE More info...

Brenda Galloway presents classes on exercise, wellness, and healthy cooking and eating. Although these sessions focus on youth involvement, all ages are welcome to participate!

Latest News

Next Event: Molestation Survivor Walk

Join Keep Your Hands Off Me, Inc. at Sokoto House on Saturday, Nov 6, at 10:00 AM to walk in support of molestation survivors and enjoy music performances, motivational speakers, poets, and more!.

Line-up for the walk begins at 10:00 AM, and family day activities begin at 12:00 PM.

This is a free event, but donations to Keep Your Hands Off Me, Inc. are encouraged. You can donate through PayPal at "Keep Your Hands Off Me" or by using Cash App at $KeepHandsOff.

Featured Article

We have an article in the Fall 2021 APHA Quarterly Newsletter [PDF] that features our efforts! Check out page 4, CHW's in Violence Prevention and Community Mobilization.

CCCVPS Initiative

Sokoto House is the headquarters of the Cape Fear's Comprehensive CommUNITY Violence Prevention Strategy (CCCVPS), an initiative principally coordinated by Quality Life Blueprint, Advance Youth Outreach and Lily Nicole Nichelle.

CCCVPS is an initiative and implementation plan based on successful, evidence-based curricula to benefit the community as a priority, as well as address New Hanover County's acknowledgement of racism as a public health crisis and provide a solution to answer the City of Wilmington's call to action through the Rise Together Initiative.

Screen capture of CCCVPS web page

Gallery

Photos from many events and programs are now available on our Gallery page!

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