Dr. Kamau Rashid
Dr. Kamau Rashid is a Chicago-based scholar whose work focuses on the history and culture of Africans both on the continent and in the Americas. He is also active with a number of community initiatives. His work includes supporting institutions that work to build community-food sovereignty, facilitating environmental education for youth and adults, and being actively engaged in community education and cultural enrichment via coordinating a male rites-of-passage program, teaching Capoeira, Kung Fu, and so forth.
Capoeira is an African Brazilian fighting art. In this class participants will receive an introduction to the art of Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande, a style of Capoeira from Rio de Janeiro. You will gain an appreciation of the many benefits to Capoeira including self-defense, physical conditioning, discipline, unifying the mind and body, and connecting to the history and culture of African people--especially our resistance traditions.