The Akan word “sankofa” refers to a symbol that depicts a bird grabbing an egg from its back; the message being that in order to obtain the promise of the future, it must turn around and face the past. This has become an important symbol in the art of Ghana, its country of origin, as well as for the African Diaspora. It highlights the importance of looking back in order to move forward.
The theme of looking back in order to move forward will be prominent on Saturday, April 26, when the Office of Alumni Relations holds the third annual ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Alumni & Friends Dinner in the Commons Great Room from 5 to 8 p.m. Join the Latino Association, this year’s host student organization, in this celebration of students and alumni of color to reconnect with the past, engage with the present, and move toward the future. The event is free for currents students with ID and $10 for alumni, friends, faculty, and staff.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.