The prelude addresses one of the major societal problems as well shows how WEN’s mission can be applied as a solution to curb or eradicate this problem. WEN’s mission is to reinforce the enduring and noble philosophies, principles, and practices (3Ps) of people of African ancestry and to appreciate the good aspects of other heritages.
WEN is structured into empowerment groups, which include Ebony Adult Empowerment (EAE) and from this group are men of valor who are predominantly expected to lead and protect the community. It would be ideal if all social groups had the same interpretation of what a man of valor is; however, so many factors render the ability to share the same beliefs, morals, and practices ineffective in many societies, hence the chaos in many homes and communities.
That said, we have found the ancient Aro epic of “Eze Chima” to have a historic account of the 3Ps men should embody. Better yet, we are fortunate its author has welcomed the idea of an Author reading on this day, after which we will try to understand what makes a real man.
They say charity begins at home. With that understanding, we will examine what attributes of a leader and protector should have by hosting a panel discussion/debate of diverse view points on “Can a Woman Raise a son to be a Man? Attributes of an Archetype of the Male as the Family and Community Leader & Protector”