Sankofa Teach In Explores 400 Year Commemoration of Culture, History and Resistance
By: Planting People Growin Justice LLC
The two-hour Sankofa Teach In will be held Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. Individuals are invited to the program that will be held at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery, located at 1256 Penn Ave. North in Minneapolis. The event will emphasize culture, resilience and healing.
Attendees will embark upon an exploration of the history of the slave trade, along with a panel discussion about the power of culture and resilience. A community healing circle will be included and the first 50 attendees will receive an autographed copy of the book "Amazing Africa: A to Z" authored by Dr. Tyner and Monica Habia.
2019 marks the 400th year anniversary of when the first enslaved Africans arrived in the United States in 1619. Dubbed 'The Year of the Return,' many African-Americans are reclaiming their heritage through journeying to Ghana, informational events, and cultural celebrations.
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"This event will be a remarkable Sankofa experience of returning home, reclaiming our rich cultural heritage and embarking on the journey of community healing," said Tyner.