Paine College, Augusta, GA
For Immediate Release
(Augusta, Ga) – The Paine College School of Professional Studies will host the inaugural Sankofa Youth Summit on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10:00 am in the Candler Memorial Library Ballroom. This event focuses on celebrating African and African American culture, history, and heritage.
The word Sankofa is derived from Akan tradition and translates in English as “go back to the past in order to build for the future.” In the spirit of Sankofa, this youth summit will bring the richness, complexity, and the legacy of African American culture and heritage strength from the margins to the center.
The Sankofa Youth Summit targets youth between 12 and 17 years of age. The event will provide culturally enriching seminars focused on African and African American history, leadership skill training, and dialogue about community building.
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