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A Marketplace of
Human Excellence

Sokoto means "market place" and has its social, political, and spiritual roots linked to one of the major 18-19th century precolonial African Islamic empires of West Africa, from where many people of African descent in the Americas originated due to the European trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Sokoto House is a community center that aims to build community cohesion and collective efficacy.

Upcoming Events

**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!** until Oct. 8 & 9
lcl sponsored: Completely Free Community Market More info...

It's coming back! Sokoto House and lowercase leaders will host another Completely Free Community Market on October 8 and 9. Think yard sale, but everything was free!

Please drop off any donated goods on Friday, October 7 between 5 and 8 PM.

Speak Ya Peace NC More info...

Speak Ya Peace NC returned to Sokoto House to host an open mic night at Sokoto House for poets and other artists.

Sept. 2022, Dates and times TBA
Cape Fear Community Racial & Health Equity Summit More info...

Sokoto House hosted its 2nd annual summit, featuring hour-long sessions on important topics, live music, food, vendors, family fun, and so much more!

Check our Summit page for more details.

CHW-VPP Graduation More info...

We honored and celebrated the inaugural graduating Community Health Worker Violence Prevention Professionals class of this one-of-its-kind in the country training.

View our full calendar

Regularly Scheduled Programs

First Sunday of each month, time TBA
Just Us Girls with HOPE More info...

Brenda Galloway and HOPE hosts a support gathering for young mothers from the community. See for more information.

Every other Tuesday beginning September 9, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thinktank Tuesdays More info...

Courageous minds gathering at Sokoto House every other Tuesday at 6-7:30 PM to discuss the serious issues of out time.

Every Other Saturday (starting 04/23), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Qigong in the Garden More info...

Head to our QiGong in the Garden page for signup and donation info. A $5 minimum donation per session is requested.

Fitness and spiritual health sessions open to the community, led by 53+ year martial science professor, Master Shihan Mwalimu White Owl.

View our full calendar

Latest News

2022 Cape Fear Community Racial & Health Equity Summit

Our sincerest thanks go out to all participants, our presenters, guest speakers, Community Health Worker Professionals and CHWs-in-training, volunteers, sponsors, endorsers, local journalists who covered our event, and all those who expressed their support and love through personal donations! Know that our efforts would not be anywhere nearly as effective without you. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an announcement about when the sessions recordings will be available..

For more information, see our Summits page.

Next Event: Completely Free Community Market

lowercase leaders are sponsoring another Completely Free Community Market on October 1 & 2 8 & 9 (rescheduled due to bad weather). Please drop off any donations of goods at Sokoto House on Friday, October 7 between 5 PM and 8 PM.

lcl sponsored Completely Free Community Market flyer

Meet our inaugural class of CHW-VPP graduates!

Featured Endorsements

Sokoto House has been recognized by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 417 as a valued partner organization.

The Sokoto House, located at 1219 Dawson Street in Wilmington, NC has been a host to IATSE Local 417 during our union organizing efforts and our continuous workforce training and development over the 2021-2022 calendar cycles. With the help of Vance Williams and the Sokoto House community activation team, we, the members of IATSE Local 417 have found safe harbor and devoted ourselves in alliance with the missions of The Sokoto House.

Read the letter [PDF]

Vance and Sokoto House has also been endorsed by Midway Parking, LLC as a valued partner.

Vance and The Sokoto House came highly recommended through my Events Coordinator, and since we've begun a partnership with them, I cannot recommend their services highly enough.

Read the letter [PDF]

CCCVPS Initiative

Sokoto House is the headquarters of the Cape Fear's Comprehensive CommUNITY Violence Prevention Strategy (CCCVPS), an initiative principally coordinated by Quality Life Blueprint, Advance Youth Outreach and Lily Nicole Nichelle.

CCCVPS is an initiative and implementation plan based on successful, evidence-based curricula to benefit the community as a priority, as well as address New Hanover County's acknowledgement of racism as a public health crisis and provide a solution to answer the City of Wilmington's call to action through the Rise Together Initiative.

Screen capture of CCCVPS web page


Photos from many events and programs are now available on our Gallery page!

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