appeal girl*(Washington, D.C.) – APPEAL, Inc., a non-profit enterprise based in Washington, DC, is conducting a series of six weekly “Historical & Cultural Literacy” workshops throughout Black History Month and into March.

The workshops will cover weighty topics ranging from “African Origins of Civilization, Advanced Culture and Religion” to “Africa’s Challenges: From Colonialism to Neo-Colonialism” to the “History of Economic Systems: What is the Best Model for Economic Empowerment for People African Descent?”

This dynamic series of workshops is designed to inform, educate, enlighten, and encourage positive and progressive action. For each workshop, the presenters and facilitators are well-qualified subject-matter experts. If one attends all six workshops in the series, they will earn an “APPEAL Historical & Cultural Literacy Certificate”, recognizing them as the recipient of a well-rounded set of profound historical and cultural information.

These workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on six consecutive Saturdays beginning February 1, at the Thurgood Marshall Center at 1816 12th St., NW, Washington, DC. (The workshop schedule is shown below.) For those who have not yet attended an APPEAL workshop, the first workshop is free of charge. The cost is only $10 per workshop for others who are non-APPEAL members, and is free for APPEAL members. People are encouraged to register in advance through APPEAL’s website at, but same-day on-site registration will also be available.

APPEAL is a membership organization. Its mission is to organize and strategically utilize the vast resources of people of African descent, locally, nationally and globally, to facilitate economic empowerment and educational enrichment to produce strong, self-sufficient and prosperous communities. One of APPEAL’s important initiatives is the creation of a Credit Union, with on-line banking, to facilitate economic empowerment for people of African descent. Information about this effort and how people can join and/or contribute to APPEAL can be found on the organization’s website:


Harrine Freeman
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