HACSA SANKOFA SUMMIT 2022
HACSA FOUNDATION’S HYBRID HACSA SANKOFA SUMMIT 2022 TO TAKE PLACE IN JULY!
ACCRA, GHANA – MAY 2022 – The Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA) Foundation is delighted to announce that the HACSA Sankofa Summit 2022 will take place as a hybrid event in July. This year’s HACSA flagship event will consist of two parts. The Sankofa Virtual Conference will be held online on 9th and 10th July 2022 and the Sankofa Heritage Experience will take place in person in Ghana from 23rd July to 2nd August 2022. The theme this year is ‘Building the Future We Want: Technology, Creativity, Sustainability’. Registration is open to the public on the HACSA website thehacsa.org.
HACSA plays a major role in curating meaningful historical, educational and reclamation experiences for those who seek to learn more about Africa. The Virtual Conference provides a unique opportunity for learning, self-development and networking among Africa experts, Africa enthusiasts and the global diaspora by creating a virtual forum for discussion and debate with heads of government, opinion leaders, captains of industry, creatives, academics, and students. This year’s invited speakers include Hon. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Clarke Peters, Writer, Director, and Actor (Da 5 Bloods, Harriet); Dr. David Langat, Kenyan Billionaire Entrepreneur; and Gramps Morgan, Grammy Award-Winning Musician.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit Ghana in person for the second part of the HACSA Summit. The Sankofa Heritage Experience is an enlightening Africa immersion programme with tours to key historical sites which are critical to understanding global history, the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, emancipation, and how the diaspora came into being. Many in the diaspora look for ways to reconnect to that history and to their roots and by participating in the Sankofa Heritage Experience, they are able to learn about their past and use the opportunity to symbolically return to Africa through ‘The Door of No Return’, an act which triggers an important moment of healing for many.
Hon. Charles Washington Misick, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands is expected to give the keynote address on behalf of the Diaspora at the Welcome Ceremony which will be attended by movers and shakers both from Ghana and the African diaspora and will be followed by a Welcome Reception and Homecoming Celebration. A Gala Dinner-Dance with musical entertainment and a hands on Cultural Workshop are also part of planned activities.
About the HACSA Foundation
The HACSA Foundation is an international, non-profit, NGO and CSO founded by Ambassador Johanna Svanikier, an alumnus of the LSE, Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Oxford, and former Ambassador of Ghana to France, Portugal, UNESCO and La Francophonie. Its mission is to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity worldwide and inspire, elevate, and reunite African diaspora communities to use their heritage and culture as drivers for socio-economic development. It operates within the framework of youth development, women’s empowerment, environmental protection, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. HACSA is registered in Ghana, the USA and the the Caribbean and is expanding membership of its HACSA Sankofa Network around the world. For more information on the HACSA Foundation, the HACSA Sankofa Network, or the HACSA Sankofa Summit 2022 to register for the Summit, please visit our website at www.thehacsa.org, follow us on social media @thehacsa or contact us at email@example.com.