The Sankofa Experience

The Sankofa experience combines readings, films, class lectures, conversations and culminates in a 60-hour bus pilgrimage, not unlike the historic Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement. Focusing on the cultural constructions of race (i.e. "whiteness" to "blackness"), we explore the dimensions of the struggle for racial justice during the Civil Rights era and its contemporary implications. We also seek to provide experiences that lead to personal transformation regarding the difficult questions surrounding race and justice.

Undergraduate students have the option of participating in the Sankofa Experience as a two-credit class (AS-2540) during the Spring semester pending successful completion of an application and interview process. The program is facilitated as a joint venture of the Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning and University Ministries. Read more about the Sankofa Experience in a recent issue of the North Parker.

The bus trip for the next Sankofa Experience will take place February 20-23, 2014. Apply online today.


The Sankofa program is financially supported by a generous grant from the Lily Endowment. University Ministries, in partnership with North Park Theological Seminary, is able to offer this program to students at a substantial discount thanks to this funding.