Bloomsburg University Annual Sankofa Conference


Bloomsburg University Annual Sankofa Conference

Sankofa is an Akan word that means, "We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward…”

In light of this and in celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs cordially invites you to our Annual Sankofa Conference is on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognized the need for students to learn, understand, and appreciate their rich cultural history. The conference was developed as a way to promote unity among students of color and to provide opportunities for the community of Bloomsburg to learn about the African American and the Latino experience. The cost of the conference is $45.00 for all-non-Bloomsburg University

Students, guests and professionals. A full time faculty/staff member or graduate assistant must accompany students from their respective institutions.

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is the host of Huff

Post Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN.

Evening Entertainment- 7:30pm Carver Hall

The Clothesline Muse.

Six-time Grammy-nominated vocalist

Six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon lends her extraordinary talents to this multi-disciplinary work that examines the role of the clothesline in shaping American culture and traditions. Through dance, music, spoken word, and video Freelon as “The Muse,” together with a cast of singers, dancers and actors, gives voice to the untold stories of African-American washerwomen and other domestic workers. The poignant stories of these laborers, as relevant today as they were over 100 years ago, are part of the economic history of our country, including the first US labor strike by Atlanta washerwomen in 1881.

Sankofa Conference Registration form

Saturday February 20, 2016

Conference Registration Deadline Monday February 15,2016

Conference Cost: $45.00

(includes conference materials, continental breakfast, and dinner)

Please make checks payable to CGA-Husky Fund

Group Registration Form: Please fill in the following information. One group registration form per institution is required. Incomplete registration forms will be returned. After completing the form, please email it to [email protected] or mail the form to Madelyn Rodriguez, Office of Multicultural Affairs, 400 East Second Street,

Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or fax 570-389-5003 . If you have any questions, please contact Madelyn Rodriguez at (570)

389-4937 or by email, [email protected]

Please circle: Dr. Mr. Ms. Mrs.

Name: _________________________________________________________________________

Institution: _________________________________________________________________________

Classification: ____ Grad Student ____ Faculty ____ Staff Other:

Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________

Student Delegation/Advisor Delegation

___ $45.00 per person ___ Clothesline Muse Tickets ( optional ) no added cost

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Schedule at a Glance

10:15 a.m-11:15a.m Conference Registration 3


floor Kehr Union Building

11:30 a.m. Featured Speaker Keynote Address

12:45pm-1:45pm Workshops I

2:00pm-3:00pm Workshops II

3:15pm –4:15pm Workshops III

4:30pm -5:30pm Workshop IV

5:45pm Dinner

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms for $89.00 at the Holiday Inn Express Under the name

“Sankofa Conference “Please reserve your rooms prior to February 12, 2016. Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at 570-387-6702.

Other hotels in the area

Comfort Suites

120 Plaza Dr.

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 387-9100

Hampton Inn-Bloomsburg

255 Paper Mill Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 380-1020

Econo Lodge

189 Columbia Mall Dr., Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, US

Phone: (570) 387-0490 Fax: (570) 387-0893