Sankofa Conference

Theme:

Re-Emergence of the Afrikan World: Strategies Forward Amidst Demographic and Environmental Changes

April 2 – 4, 2021

CONFERENCE ISSUES:

  • What is an appropriate definition of “Nationbuilding” given the historical, philosophic, political, economic and cultural conditions/constraints of Afrikans in the Americas?
  • What lessons and strategies do the historic models of “Nationbuilding” in ancient and traditional Afrika provide for us today?
  • What lessons and actionable principles can be learned from the liberation movements of the mid to late twentieth century?
  • What are the specific social/political/economic conditions of Afrikans in America that warrant “Nationbuilding” strategies and action?
  • What is an appropriate definition of strategy?
  • What current theorists, activists, historians, philosophers/thinkers, elders… have made substantive and concrete/palpable/working…contributions to the current dialogue and institution building… efforts?

WORKSHOP TRACKS INCLUDE:

REAFRIKANIZATION:
  • An Afrikan Perspective on History and Identity: The Historical Spirocycle
  • Onyame Nhye-hyee – A Paradigm of ReAfrikanization, Nationbuilding and Family Development   / Ankobea Leadership Training Retreat
  • Gender Session:  Role of Afrikan men/women in the establishment and maintenance of substantive personal relationships and Community Development

FAMILY & INSTITUTION DEVELOPMENT:

  • Family in Nationbuilding: Definition, Formation, organization, Mission and Accountability
  • Organization and Institutional Formation, Mission, Strategy and in Facilitating Nationbuilding
  • Development, Role and Strategies of Community Institutions in Nationbuilding

NATIONBUILDING:

  • Nationbuilding in Times of Social Crisis
  • Nationbuilding: Definitions and Strategic Actions
  • Implementation and Accountability

FOCUS GROUPS:

  • Health
  • Technology
  • TBA

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FEES  (updated Sankofa 2021):

Weekend (Digital Sankofa Journal included in weekend fee)
$65 • Adult
$45 • Student/Senior
$30 • Youth (13 – 17)

Per Day
$35 • Adult
$25 • Student/Senior
$20 • Youth (13 – 17)

For Inquiries or Registration:

Call 202-656-2329 or send us an email at [email protected]
Contact Ankobea  P.O. Box 4521 • Washington, D.C. 20010