Upcoming and Past Events

  • Breath Better Spent Living Black Girlhood: A Book Release w/ Author Dr. DaMaris Hill Featuring  Glory Edim
    Jan 27, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iPgOgTdAE
    Join us for the book release of BREATH WELL SPENT, a powerful new narrative in verse from the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing , Dr. Damaris Hill. She will be in conversation with Well-Read Black Girl Founder, Golry Edim.
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  • Discovering Yoga For All Ages: A Meditation and Movement Event with Eboni Pearson
    Feb 05, 11:00 AM
    Zoom
    Inexperienced to pro will enjoy this Yoga and meditation class led by instructor, Eboni Pearson. This is a great family event for all ages!
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  • #Justice4Garvey: Redeeming an African Hero :The Life , Legacy and  Exoneration of Marcus Garvey
    Feb 10, 6:30 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYxn2nn-Ht4
    Join Dr. Julius Garvey, Kamau Grimes and Sankofa Books for a discussion on the life and legacy of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and how you can participate in #Justice4Garvey.
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  • ft. National Book Awar-winning poet, Nikky Finney
    Tue, Jan 11
    Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube
    Jan 11, 7:00 PM
    Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube
    Sankofa Video & Books is happy to host the book release of DC's own, Chantal James. Her debut novel, NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS is available 11.01.22 and has garnered early praise - being called lyrical, riveting and haunting.
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  • Bold and Black: A Conversation with MJ Fievre
    Fri, Jan 07
    livestreamed to FB & Youtube
    Jan 07, 7:00 PM
    livestreamed to FB & Youtube
    We are happy to be joined by phenomenal author, M.J. Fievre for a conversation about her Bold and Black book series!
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  • Umoja Meditation Night with Devin McCrorey of The Wellness Initiative
    Dec 26, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join Sankofa on the first night of Kwanzaa for a virtual community meditation class with author and instructor, Devin McCrorey.
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  • 11th Annual Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair
    Fri, Dec 10
    Livestreamed to Youtube and Facebook
    Dec 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 12, 2021, 3:00 PM
    Livestreamed to Youtube and Facebook
    Join us for our annual Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair where we highlight our growing collection of Black Children's Books (largest in the DMV area).
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  • The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women
    Dec 03, 2021, 6:30 PM
    Livestreamed to Youtube & Facebook
    Marita Golden discusses her latest release THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN with Dr. Kanika Bell
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  • Systematic  Land Theft: The History of U.S. Tactics Keeping Tribal Nations From Reclaiming Their Land & Blacks Landless
    Nov 10, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Livestreamed to YouTube
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  • White Space, Black Hood: A Discussion with Professor Sheryll Cashin featuring David Whettstone
    Nov 05, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Livesreamed to Youtube and Facebook
    Professor of Law, Sheryll Cashin will discuss her latest release, "White Space, Black Hood" with radio host, David Whettstone.
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  • KEEPING IT REAL: A Reading and Q&A w/Author Paula Chase
    Sat, Oct 23
    Livestreamed: YouTube & Facebook
    Oct 23, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Livestreamed: YouTube & Facebook
    Join Paula Chase for a live reading and Q&A of her upcoming release, KEEPING IT REAL. Available for pre-order now. Release date :10.19.21
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  • Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition with Author Josh Myers featuring James Early
    Oct 15, 2021, 6:30 PM
    YouTube and FB Live
    Joshua 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.
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  • Sankofa Video & Books Presents: The Virtual Release Chester Higgins' Sacred Nile Featuring Aida Muluneh
    Oct 01, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Join here: https://youtu.be/XPnUQO9rPSE
    Join Sankofa for an evening with photographer and author, Chester Higgins as he discusses his latest release, "Sacred Nile" (Available for pre-order now) with Aida Muluneh.
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  • Sankofa the movie will be available on Netflix starting September 24th!
    Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Netflix
    We are very proud to partner with Ava DuVernay and Array Releasing to re-master SANKOFA the movie and bring it to larger audiences. SANKOFA starts on Netflix for an extended run, September 24, 2021.
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  • Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Vietnam War A Conversation Between Dr. Shirley Hanshaw and P
    Sep 22, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Remembering 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
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  • Leo Rua  Live at Sankofa
    Sat, Sep 11
    Washington
    Sep 11, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Join Sankofa for an unforgettable night of live music with artist, Leo Rua!
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  • A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of WIsdom Meet & Greet with Author and Photographer, Roohee Marshall
    Sep 03, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Join Sankofa for a short screening, discussion, and book signing in celebration of our community elders! This is an outside in-person event with limited seating, RSVP is required!
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  • Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: J.D. and the Family Business with author J. Dillard and Illustrator Gordon C. James
    Aug 28, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join 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).
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