The Sankofa Film Series: Collabororation with UM-Detroit Center

April 18 at 6 pm, U-M Detroit Center.

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This film project was conceived to familiarize the Detroit community with the resources of the UM Detroit Center and the African American Studies Program at UM-Dearborn.  Through screening four excellent films per academic year, and offering free admission and light refreshments, the series provides a rich cultural program in the arts, music and cultural developments to foster engaging discourse and partnership between the University and community participants on a wide range of cultural and historical themes and issues.

The series is held at the UM-Detroit Center at Woodward Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.  The name of the series is taken from the sankofa symbol of Ghana, W. Africa, an image of a bird whose head is turned backwards.  The associated proverb is that one must study history (look back to the past) in order to understand the present and avoid errors in the future. 

This year the series will run on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 15, February 21, March 21, and April 18.

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