Founded by Shirikiana and Haile Gerima and named after the internationally acclaimed film SANKOFA they produced. It's symbol, the Sankofa Bird, looks backward constantly checking as she moves into the future.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe is liberated territory that hopes to be a place where thoughtful consideration of the past and future can take place via books, films, and programming particularly generated by and about people of African Descent.
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new and rare books • independent films • handcrafts
- Fri, Dec 03Livestreamed to Youtube & Facebook
- Fri, Dec 10Livestreamed to Youtube and Facebook
- Systematic Land Theft: The History of U.S. Tactics Keeping Tribal Nations From Reclaiming Their Land & Blacks LandlessWed, Nov 10Livestreamed to YouTube
- Fri, Nov 05Livesreamed to Youtube and Facebook
- Sat, Oct 23Livestreamed: YouTube & Facebook
- Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition with Author Josh Myers featuring James EarlyFri, Oct 15YouTube and FB LiveOct 15, 6:30 PMYouTube and FB LiveJoshua Myers discusses his latest release "Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition" with former Director of Cultural Studies and Communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, James Early.
- Sankofa Video & Books Presents: The Virtual Release Chester Higgins' Sacred Nile Featuring Aida MulunehFri, Oct 01Join here: https://youtu.be/XPnUQO9rPSE
- Fri, Sep 24Netflix
- Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War A Conversation Between Dr. Shirley Hanshaw and PWed, Sep 22ZoomSep 22, 7:00 PMZoomRemembering and Surviving by Dr. Shirley Hanshaw is the first book-length critical study of the black experience in the Vietnam War and its aftermath, this text interrogates the meaning of heroism based on models from African and African American expressive culture. Join in the conversation between
- A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of WIsdom Meet & Greet with Author and Photographer, Roohee MarshallFri, Sep 03Washington
- Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: J.D. and the Family Business with author J. Dillard and Illustrator Gordon C. JamesSat, Aug 28ZoomAug 28, 1:00 PMZoomJoin J. Dillard A.K.A. the Barberpreneur for a a children's reading event of J.D. and the Family Business, the latest in his J.D. the Kid Barber Series- moderated by Gordon C. James, illustrator of the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (by Derrick Barnes).
- Sat, Jul 24ZoomJul 24, 1:00 PMZoomJoin author, Sharise Moore with The Sankofa Homeschooling Collective for a fun discussion and reading of Dr. Djinn's Odd Scholars. About the books: The year: 1920-When famed magician, Dr. Marvellus Djinn, selects a motley crew of talented teens to tour her theme park of magic and crazy creatures.
- Sat, Jun 19Zoom
- "The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture" with Chris Thomas King and Dr. Clarence LusaneTue, Jun 08Zoom
- She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, Power 1618-1969 with Professor of Law, Gloria Browne-MarshallFri, May 28Online Zoom EventMay 28, 6:30 PMOnline Zoom EventJoin Sankofa for a discussion of "She Took Justice" with Professor of Law, Gloria Browne-Marshall "She Took Justice' proves the Black Woman liberated herself. Readers go on a journey from the invasion of Africa into the Colonial period and the Civil Rights Movement. "