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Welcome To Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange!


What's Happening Now:
March 25, 2024 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST/GMT-4

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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."  

Declaration of Human Rights,
United Nations

Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange is an international organization that OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTURAL CONNECTIONS between the U.S. and the African Diaspora.

We work to INSPIRE NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT AFRICAN CULTURE by creating sustainable partnerships with people in the African Diaspora through education, the arts, and healing.

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Invocation Ceremony

of the

25th Anniversary

Legacy Campaign

New England Peace Pagoda

June 19th      11am

100 Cave Hill Rd, Leverett, MA

We're back from
South Africa!!


Follow our journey!

We are back in the United States and regrouping after our journey to South Africa. We have much to share soon about our progress in Cape Town. In the meantime, check out our journey!

Our sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to all of you who have helped us get to this point, whether financially or emotionally. Being united with you in our work is already a form of healing which is the ultimate mission of CTW.


We also thank the Honeybee Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation for their incredible generosity and true understanding of us and our work in providing seed funding–50% of the budget–for the CTW South Africa Project.

25th Anniversary

Preparing for the

Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage that led the creation of Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange, we have begun collecting and archiving as much about the pilgrimage as possible. 

If you have anything you'd like to add to the archives, including videos, articles, or even personal stories, please contact us at or through our Contact form.

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