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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

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Public Event - African Dance Explore Orientation Class More info...

Instructor SheaRa Nichi at Sokoto House teaches traditional indigenous dances of the continent, including Afro-Caribbean, Haitian, and Afro-Brazilian. This class is meant for everyone, at all skill levels, because we all heal as a community!

Event - Enhancing Brotherhood Dinner & Discussion: A Rededication to Family, Community, & Self-Preservation

Public Event - Let's Talk: Healing with Foods More info...

SheaRa Nichi hosted a free presentation at Sokoto House on healing with foods as part of total health and wellness.

Facebook Livestream Event More info...

We held a livestream introduction to Brenda Galloway and Shihan White Owl, two of our active Community Health Workers in Violence Prevention, and some discussion about their histories in Wilmington. Watch the video on our YouTube channel!

Facebook Live* Announcement About Place-Making Vision & Plans For Our Campus Important note and more info...

[NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the livestream didn't actually go out, but the video is now available on our YouTube channel] A Facebook Live presentation and discussion of our visions for placemaking improvements for Sokoto House's outdoor area. Featured plans and design by Keana R. Graham and Sheri Chisholm. Watch the video on our YouTube channel!

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Community Garden & Gather Plans

Check out this vision rendering by of the Garden and Gathering areas showing the proposed goals as part of the Sokoto House's place-making initiative. Landscape design by Sheri Chisholm of Virginia Tech and Graphic Design by Keana R. Graham of NC A&T.

Watch the announcement of this initiative on our YouTube channel.

You can also take a look at a detailed plan (PDF) document!

Sokoto House Coffee!

Sokoto House now has its own branded coffee for sale! All proceeds go straight back into the Sokoto House to fund improvements, programs, and initiatives. Come by and purchase a bag or two, or we will happily deliver orders of 3 bags or more directly to you free of charge (limited to the Wilmington area).

Sokoto House Coffee

Know of a business, church, school, or organization that would like a good, local source of coffee? Consider being a distributor and get a share of the purchases!

To order Sokoto House Coffee or inquire about distribution, call us at 910-228-5040, email us, or use our contact form!

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


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