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Jun16
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Celebrate Juneteenth with a screening and fundraiser for the award-winning documentary Sankofa Chicago


About the docuseries

Sankofa Chicago is a three-part docuseries discussing the importance of Black history education for all, irrespective of race, for shaping a better future for our youth.

Series Synopsis

Sankofa, a word in the Twi language of Ghana, means, “Go back and fetch it.” Like its title, this docuseries is about Chicago’s Black and Brown communities, finding its value through education on the History and shared values. If we want to comprehend racism in America, we must first grasp our past. To create a community that protects and values everyone, we must learn how our ancestors came to be in America and how they fought for the little freedom we have attained so far. It provides a sense of belonging and a medium of social and moral support to the young Black and Brown population through learning about their origins and how far they have come.

About the Event

4:30PM l Event begins l DJ Ray Rush l Hors d’oeuvres

4:50PM l Opening remarks

5:00 PM l SANKOFA CHICAGO Ep. 1- Screening

6:10PM l Adowa Dancer, Bridgitte AduDapaah

6:20PM I Panel discussion with cast and crew from episode 1

7:00PM I Teaser Premiere Episode 2: The Untold | Meet the cast!

7:15PM I Congo Square Ensemble

Moderator: Kevin Ross, TwoGuard Media Group

MC: NANA YAW KAAKYIRE MARFO

*There will be sample foods from African, Black-owned and other ethnic group-owned restaurants and businesses.

Episode One: Sankofa – Chicago

The Black community in Chicago learns how to shape a better future for everyone and coming generations by revisiting History and learning about ancestral cultures to build a community where every member has a sense of belonging. People of common origin who don’t want to be lost in extinction must create a way by which their cultural values and stories are passed down from one generation to generation. Here in Chicago, we are tracing our steps back to the roots in the bid to address common problems affecting the Black community in America and around the world.

Watch the Trailer

Media Kit

Episode Two: The Untold (IN PRODUCTION)

This episode focuses on the American History curriculum-based education in schools in Chicago. What is American History without the story of how Blacks and other people of color came to be? We need to know the truth. Students need to learn about their identity and see that there are Black and Brown heroes they can emulate. We must be aware of our past, particularly the difficult aspects. We won’t understand the terrible grief and hurt inflicted on entire groups of people unless we discover the true History. A year-round commitment to Black History is essential because it provides perspective for the present, not only during February.

[THE TEASER FOR THIS EPISODE WILL PREMIER AT THE EVENT]

BUY TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE OR FRACTURED ATLAS (tax-exempt)

Eventbrite tickets can be purchased here.

Fractured Alta’s donations and tickets (tax-deductible) can be purchased here. 

 


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