The Sankofa Experience

The Sankofa Experience at North Park University combines readings, films, classes and community meetings concerning social constructions of race and how they impact other identities. Individuals from various backgrounds come together to explore the theological, political, and cultural dimensions of racial reconciliation and human wholeness. The experience culminates in a 60-hour bus pilgrimage (modeled after the historic freedom rides) across the United States where participants grapple with what it means to become a beloved community.

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 Office of Diversity 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 18th - 22nd, 2015. 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.