The Sankofa Arts an Education Festival

The Sankofa Arts an Education Festival and Education Series seeks to empower and transform marginalized neighborhoods into more livable spaces with innovative education, cultural arts, along with health and sports programs. In order to reduce the violence in some of Richmond's impoverished neighborhoods, the Sankofa Festival will enlist the unique power of entertainment artists, sports figures and other professionals to bring attention, resources and opportunities to help change what has become the unacceptable norm. Community concerts are a means of bringing large numbers of people together and these events will feature workshops, booths, and educational seminars from the stage with information on health care, work readiness, healthy eating, sports and the arts, including dance, drama, literature, poetry, visual arts. The communities have identified these programs as being of value as resources for economic empowerment.