The Sankofa Experience at North Park University combines readings, films, classes and community meetings concerning social constructions of race and how they impact other identities. Individuals from various backgrounds come together to explore the theological, political, and cultural dimensions of racial reconciliation and human wholeness. The experience culminates in a 60-hour bus pilgrimage (modeled after the historic freedom rides) across the United States where participants grapple with what it means to become a beloved community.
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 Office of Diversity and University Ministries.
The bus trip for the next Sankofa Experience will take place February 18th - 22nd, 2015. Apply online today.