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.
This webinar series will happen from September to August.
Our past webinars include:
September Webinar - Youth and Food Justice Education with Tobias Fox and Youth Leaders from VietLead
Tuesday, September 22, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
October Webinar- Harvesting Fruits Of Food Justice With Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III
Tuesday, October 20, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
November Webinar- Indigenous Land Sovereignty With Stephanie Morningstar
Tuesday, November 24, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
December Webinar- From Farm To Winter Table With Neftalí Durán
Tuesday, December 15, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
January Webinar- Raging Storms with Shirley Sherrod
Tuesday, January 26, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
February Webinar- We Are Designed to Heal with Brandy Brooks
Tuesday, February 23, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
March Webinar- Seafood Sovereignty with Niaz Dorry and Frank Salustri
Tuesday, March 23, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
April Webinar- Farmworkers on the Front Line with CATA- The Farmworkers Support Committee
Tuesday, April 27, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
May Webinar- "The Cows Don't Milk Themselves" with Migrant Justice and Milk with Dignity
Tuesday, May 25, 2020; 4 - 5:30pm Eastern
Registration fees for the Sankofa Series webinars are by donation. Donations will be used to cover the cost of putting on this webinar, including stipends to presenters and technology upgrades. Any profit remaining after costs are covered will be split equally among each presenter (or their organization) and NESAWG. NESAWG will put our share of profits towards our 2021 Conference Scholarship Fund.
Below are our suggested donation levels. Please choose one that feels do-able for you, your budget, and your commitment to economic and social justice.
Free Ticket - suggested for attendees who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), low-income, students, youth (defined as 24 and younger,) have been significantly financially impacted by COVID, living with disability, and/or family farmers.
$15 - attendees who can only afford to pay this rate or who work for an organization with a budget of less than $300K who is paying their way
$30 - the estimated cost of attendance based on registration projections. Attendees who can afford to pay this rate or who work for an organization with a budget between $300K-$700K who is paying their way
$50 - high-income individuals, those who work for an organization with a budget of more than $700K, and funders
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 www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures for additional information.