The Sankofa Series - Mahmoud El-Kati


The Sankofa Series - Mahmoud El-Kati
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Discussion and Reflection
A community gathering and conversation on
The Education of our Children in the 21st Century
Monday, April 20th, 2015, 6 pm to 9 pm
BEST Academy
2131 12th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Keynote Speaker Eric Mahmoud
Mr. Mahmoud is Founder and CEO of Seed Academy, Harvest Preparatory
School, Best Academy, Sister Academy and Mastery Schools. Under his
leadership Harvest Preparatory and Best Academy are the top schools in the
state of Minnesota in closing the academic achievement gap between white
and African American children. The mission of these charter schools are to
instruct, empower, enable and guide African American children to achieve
superior academic, social and moral development.
The Sankofa Series Literature of focus is Mahmoud ElKati’s critical essay titled Towards an African Education.
This enlightening, relevant and thought-provoking essay
will be used to help inspire thought & commentary at
our Tabletop Discussions. Furthermore, the
community’s input from this event and other key
contributors will help Professor El-Kati convert this
collective wisdom into a community publication.
Tabletop Discussions
20 young adult facilitators from our local activists movements and colleges
will facilitate discussions among our community. We will reflect on our
current condition, discuss strategies and commit to action that will further
our work together to address this most pressing issue facing our
Free & Open to the Public. Light appetizers will be served.
Organized by the Sankofa Series Committee, Solidarity - Twin Cities with Support from the F.R.
Bigelow Foundation. For more information please email us at [email protected]