The Sankofa experience combines readings, films, class lectures, conversations and culminates in a 60-hour bus pilgrimage, not unlike the historic Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement. Focusing on the cultural constructions of race (i.e. "whiteness" to "blackness"), we explore the dimensions of the struggle for racial justice during the Civil Rights era and its contemporary implications. We also seek to provide experiences that lead to personal transformation regarding the difficult questions surrounding race and justice.
Undergraduate students have the option of participating in the Sankofa Experience as a two-credit class (AS-2540) during the Spring semester pending successful completion of an application and interview process. The program is facilitated as a joint venture of the Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning and University Ministries.
Sankofa can also be taken as a two-credit class (AS-2540) during the Spring semester pending successful completion of an application and interview process.
The dates for this year's Sankofa are February 20-23,2014.
Interviews will be held in Marcus Simmons' office in the Collaboratory unless otherwise stipulated by Steve Kelly.
The Sankofa program is financially supported by University Ministries.
You can apply HERE