Jeanelle Austin - A Sankofa Moment: Looking back to understand race and democracy moving forward

The Bridge Alliance Education Fund is pleased to host Jeanelle Austin of the Racial Agency Initiative for a critical discussion about race and democracy. The session will take place on April 9th @ 2 PM ET.

A description of the Consultant Learning Session, along with intended learning outcomes, is below:

"The Sankofa bird is a powerful image adopted into African American traditions to symbolize the need to look back in order to move forward. The United States is in a critical moment for democracy and race relations. But if we have been paying attention, we know that we’ve been in this critical moment since the Emancipation Proclamation. This workshop overviews pivotal moments of race and democracy since the Emancipation Proclamation to lay a foundation for understanding the current state of race and democracy as we navigate COVID-19 and move into the 2020 election cycle.


Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn a basic historical frameworks for understanding the ecosystem of democracy and race in the United States

  • Participants will learn how to think critically and ethically about race in the United States

  • Participants will learn to strategize ways to move toward a democracy that learns from history rather than repeats it."


As mentioned, this session will take place on April 9th at 2 PM ET. The Zoom link is below, but please RSVP in advance so we can get an accurate head count.


April 09, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3pm


Jeremy Garson ·


Colin Cole Robin Teater Corinne Noonan Sangita Sigdyal Susan Muller Azor Cole Jessica Kellner Cynthia Bryan Liz Harvey Jeff Clements James Hill Joshua Ferguson Sheila Banani Beth Raps Taneum Fotheringill

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