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The Orisa Community Development Corporation presents our 5th biennial Sacred Journey to Yorubaland August 12-26, 2017    Join the Orisa CDC for a culturally charged journey to Nigeria which will include events and visits to many cultural heritage sites including:  The Osun Festival in Osogbo The Obatala Shrine in Ile-Ife The Sango festival in Oyo […]

The Orisa Community Development Corporation is proud to have been featured in the documentary Sacred Journeys now airing on PBS. Sacred Journeys is a new six-part series that takes viewers on some of the most celebrated, challenging, and spectacular religious pilgrimages in the world. From Japan, to Mecca, to India, to Nigeria, viewers follow modern […]

Orisa CDC in collaboration with Empowered Communities Development Corporation & The Wharton African American MBA Association presents the 2nd Annual Empowerment Retreat on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania John M. Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Room 240 (Retreat check-in 8:30AM, Program runs from 9AM – […]

Join the Orisa CDC for a culturally charged trip to see some of the best traditional African dance companies in the world, all assembled on one stage. Also enjoy  the Dance Africa outdoor African Market, a global marketplace for African, African-American, and Caribbean arts, crafts, and food featuring over 200 vendors. Traveling from Philadelphia, this trip offers the enjoyment of fellowship with like-minded […]

For many people of African descent, repatriating to Africa is the stuff of legend and fantasy. For one young woman and her son, however, the dream has become reality and they are making big strides within their new home village. Orisa CDC affiliate Abena Feliciano and her son, Kofi, repatriated to Ghana holding the belief […]

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Join the Orisa CDC for an After Work Social Mixer! We had fun in Philly, now we’re bringing it back to NYC! Join us after work to unwind, meet other African-centered and culturally aware young professionals and learn more about the CDC and how to get involved. Friday, December 7, 2012  6 – 9 pm […]

Imagine getting a team of African healers to spend four years channeling spiritual energy to help you launch a documentary film! That’s what’s happening to film producer, James Weeks. His long anticipated film, Across the King’s River, which explores how African healing traditions intersect with science, is currently in production. Weeks will share the core […]