About The Sankofa Journey



SANKOFA: "Go back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take)
As a nation, while being careful to not slip into a "white savior complex," we must start reacting to discrimination against minorities as if these grievances are against ourselves, and then fight for them as such. Because if we really do hold these truths—that all men are created equal—then racism is, in fact, against all of our collective rights. As Fredrick Douglass wisely said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

White Americans, yes, this is an uncomfortable truth. We should sit with our discomfort as we simultaneously push and fight for real change for black Americans, not just by holding space for them, but we must also hold politicians and leaders accountable for their policies as well as their words. We must demand equality.

Our Mission
To provoke action against systemic racism and pursue reconciliation through experiencing historic events, looking to the past to change the future.

Our Vision
The intention of the Sankofa Journey is to pursue reconciliation by carrying the thread of humanity, putting ourselves in the sacredness of another from Journey's beginning to end, exposing the history of racism, exploring what is still happening now and understanding our part in it.
 

"For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."

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