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MINDS ABOUT PROGRESS PRESENTS 'SANKOFA' AT ODU

Minds About Progress will host its fifth annual "Sankofa" - a series of educational workshops and cultural performances - beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in Kaufman Hall Room 100.

This year Sankofa will open with a lecture, "African Centered Education for the African Child," by Annette Yaa Asantewa Blak, principal of Columbia Park Elementary School. Following the lecture will be workshops featuring Bob Brown, former Black Panther and co-director of Pan African Roots, and Constance Hendricks, Dean of the School of Nursing at Hampton University.

Entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Kaufman Mall. African dance and drumming, hip-hop cultural performances and local African dance groups Suwabi African Ballet of Newport News and The Mutunde Sakili Dancers of Chesapeake, along with Old Dominion University student groups, will perform. There will also be a hip-hop performance by United Black Colonies.

For more information on the event or about vending opportunities, contact Ronnie Sidney at 683-6476 or by e-mail at mindsaboutprogress@yahoo.com. Further information can also be found at http://www.geocities.com/mindsaboutprogress.

This article was posted on: April 11, 2005

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