Sankofa Series Webinars- 2023 Series

Launched in 2020, NESAWG’s Sankofa Series is a webinar series sharing the wisdom of our network and community who are working towards an equitable and just food system. Our 2023 series will be lifting voices of color, focusing on our history and roots, celebrating identities and cultures, and learning from movements of resilience and change.



Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of Ghana. It means “go back and fetch it” and reminds us of the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bring it into the present in order to ensure a strong future. The Sankofa Series is a monthly webinar series sharing the wisdom from past NESAWG conferences again and using it to help us move forward in creating meaningful change in the food system.

NESAWG has 26 years of presenting our It Takes A Region annual conferences. In the past we have had dynamic keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters who are working towards a fair food system. In alignment with one of NESAWG’s core values "A farm and food system for all”, presenters at the NESAWG Conferences are multi-racial and economically diverse, and span across food system movements, representing various sectors and community. Presenters have been youth leaders, elders and all those in between. The Sankofa Series will feature some of your favorites from the past, revisiting some of the pertinent information shared as we continue to seek solutions to issues within the food system and create positive change.



Thank you for supporting our 2023 season and bringing your inquisitive minds to every webinar. Please enjoy the recordings below.

You can view the recordings from 2020-21 here. 



Registration fees for the Sankofa Series webinars are on a sliding scale, which means, “pay what you can”. If you are able to do so, we request a contribution of $15-100 to pay a living wage to organizers and provide a stipend to presenters.

Please choose the option that feels doable for you, your budget, and your commitment to economic and social justice. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We greatly appreciate your support for this grassroots event!

NESAWG is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit for additional information.



If you would like to sponsor this webinar series, please reach out to Cristina at