R-Evolution Dialogues in the Diaspora offers experiences to enhance cultural awareness that support our evolution as a global community
Creating opportunities to educate and heal the African Diaspora and Indigenous Communities of Color through transformative conversations and global travel.
To uplift and unite humanity by creating a future where the impacts of racism, colonization and cultural appropriation are acknowledged, repaired and healed.
We began as a project to connect African Diasporans to Ghana and other African countries through travel in 2019. We evolved into a 501c(3) in 2022 to educate and empower the Diaspora and Indigenous Communities of Color through cross-cultural dialogues and educational opportunities. Our mission and vision continue to expand throughout the globe providing transformative opportunities to uplift and solidarity.
Cal State East Bay, April 2019
When partners Cardum Harmon Penn and Marcus Adéshima Penn traveled to Cuba earlier this year, a sense of wonder awakened in them. Standing with Harmon’s son in front of political revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s mausoleum in the colonial Cuban town of Santa Clara, Harmon and Penn felt inspired to do something life-changing. Their long journey to this foreign country made them realize traveling is more than just taking a vacation. Traveling, they said, can be about culture, relationship-building and learning.
Soon after returning to the Bay Area and feeling enthusiastic to create something positive, Harmon and Penn founded R-Evolution|Dialogues in the Diaspora, a startup dedicated to providing a formative travel experience for African diaspora descendants who wish to connect with their heritage. The startup’s mission is to deliver international trips to individuals and families in order to encourage an interest in history and ancestry, build community bonding and inspire spiritual awakening.
Cal State East Bay program helps local startup build out social media plan
Santa Clara, Cuba, February 2019