Sankofa Communities Syracuse Project

The Sankofa Communities Syracuse Project invites you to join us in shaping and co-creating a Sankofa Communities Syracuse Project that will address issues of historical community displacements, but also intersecting questions of sovereignty, self-determination, survival, and thriving. The goal of this project is to create community engagement leading to a performance. We envision monthly gatherings and two day-long workshops leading up to a free, interactive community performance.  Some of the materials we may use are factual timelines that highlight federal treaties; federal, state and county laws that were enacted specifically to support the displacement of Native American, Black, and Latinx communities and families, as well as white flight and economic disinvestment; and some actual stories of those families.


For more information, contact: Coran Klaver:, 315.396.7070

Carol Charles:

Bishop Colette Matthew Carter:

Roslyn Rasberry:

Vanessa Johnson:

Upcoming Events:

Sankofa Communities Visioning Meetings

When: Tuesday, October 15th 6:00-7:30 pm; Tuesday October 29th 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Café Sankofa, 2323 S. Salina St., Syracuse

What: Meeting to work on building a collective vision for this project based on the interests and visions of the participants


Sankofa Communities Workshop

Where: Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Where: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

What: Day-long workshop to build community, engage with local history and stories, and begin to engage with those stories through InterPlay forms and practices