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Sat, Sep 09

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Stockton, CA

RISE Sankofa Symposium

The Sankofa Symposium cultivates the critical consciousness of Black students, connecting them with their cultural identities, history, and knowledge. Nzinga fosters Black intellectualism and critical consciousness through rich dialogue, cultural seminars, and intergenerational panels.

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RISE Sankofa Symposium
RISE Sankofa Symposium

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Stockton, CA

About Kingdom

Join us for the launch of the Black Student Kollective as we gather in the first of a series of critical conversations as part of the Sankofa Symposium. We will address the harmful impact of anti-Blackness and the role of "N-word" in the  Black community via intergenerational panels. seminars, and thought partnership to build  critical consciousness. Students will have the opportunity to join the Black Student Kollective to help develop the Social Change Project for next year.

Sankofa Summer Symposium :

  • Development of Black scholars as community leaders and as agents of social change
  • Build safe spaces for Black youth to freely express their authentic selves
  • Promote cultural awareness and knowledge to cultivate Black Excellence
  • Decolonization of learning experiences of for Black scholars for liberation and empowerment

Nzinga unapologetically believes in the inherent genius of Black students, and we are dedicated to creating liberating learning experiences that create the conditions for them to thrive.

Order of Events


  • 30 minutes

    Sista Arrival & Check-in


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Brunch Service

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