Queen Mother Falaka Fattah
House of Umoja, Inc.
Out of the approximately 7.4 billion souls with whom we share our village which we know as Planet Earth, approximately 2.2 billion souls are children – Our Sons and Our Daughters -- the “heart and soul” of the village – its “Next Generation of Leaders, Husbands, Fathers, Wives and Mothers”. The violence that these 2.2 billion souls witness and are subjected to – whether it be violence between nations, violence between adults in their household, or violence in the streets of our neighborhoods which take the form of bloody turf wars between gangs, police shootings, or random “drive-by” shootings – traumatizes them, crushes their resilient spirit, and prevents them from becoming “whole souls”. How do we “teach peace” to the 2.2 billion souls – Our Sons and Our Daughters -- who see and hear violence every day of their lives?