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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

*CANCELLED* Saturday, Jan 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speak Ya Peace NC More info...

Speak Ya Peace NC returns 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 creates 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.

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE FOR WEATHER AND HEALTH PRECAUTIONS* This event may be rescheduled. Keep checking back on this site to see when SYPNC will return.

Concluded
Completely Free Furniture Fair More info...

Sokoto House hosted a Completely Free Furniture fair on January 15 and 16. Anyone in the community was welcome to come and pick out any furniture items available completely free of charge.

Concluded
lcl presented: Completely Free Community Market More info...

Sokoto House and lowercase leaders held another Completely Free Community Market oon December 11 and 12. Think yard sale, but everything was free!

Concluded
Year End Recap: Community Mobilization More info...

The Sokoto House staff presented a recap of their efforts in 2021. Watch it on the Sokoto House Facebook page!

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Molestation Survivor Walk More info...

Supporters gathered to walk in support of molestation survivors, and enjoy music performances, motivational speakers, poets, and more!

Please consider a donation to to Keep Your Hands Off Me, Inc. You can donate through PayPal at "Keep Your Hands Off Me" or using Cash App at $KeepHandsOff.

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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!

Photos from the event are available for viewing on our Gallery page.

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!

View our full calendar

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Mondays 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Just Us Girls!: Something to Talk About More info...

Brenda Galloway leads sessions that focus on supporting teen mothers. Sessions are BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby).

Mondays 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

Wednesdays (beginning 01/19), 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wellness Wednesdays: Lunch & Learn More info...

Every Wednesday beginning on Jan 19, Community members can come by Sokoto House for free lunch and learn more about the Sokoto House and some of the other community-based organizations in our area.

We are seeking volunteers to provide and serve food on these dates. If you are interested, please contact Lily Nicole at lily@sokotohouse.org.

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!

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NOTE: 1/22 session CANCELLED)
Qigong in the Garden More info...

Head to our QiGong in the Garden page for signup and donation info.

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

View our full calendar

Latest News

Speak Ya Peace NC 01/22 Event Cancelled

Due to extreme weather conditions and to keep our community safe during the rise in Covid outbreaks, January's Speak Ya Peace NC event at Sokoto House has been cancelled. SYPNC may reschedule at a later date, so please keep checking back here for any updates.

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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