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American South Study Away: Sankofa & Leadership Info Session

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Sankofa” is an Adinkra symbol and concept used by the Akan people of Ghana meaning “go back and get it,” which teaches us that we must return to our roots in order to know where we are going. Through a journey of place-based learning, taking us from Texas to Washington D.C., we will explore the eras of enslavement, racial terrorism, civil rights, mass incarceration, and abolition activism today as well as visiting centers of Black history, joy, resilience, craft a vision of collective liberation, and engage in our own leadership practice and everyday activism.

There will be numerous opportunities to process these emotionally challenging and spiritually fulfilling experiences via self-reflection, journaling, mindfulness, one-on-one meetings along with small and large group discussions. 



January 24
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


UW Honors Program
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Mary Gates Hall Room 258