Fifth graders of Gordon Parks Elementary will come onto campus for lunch and engage
with WSU students, hear from a local black author, and tour the Ahlberg Library. Co-sponsored
by the Office of Engagement and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Office of Engagement is partnering with mama.film and Wichita State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion during Black History Month for the SANKOFA Film Screening at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Hubbard
Hall and a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 via Facebook Live.
Sankofa Film Screening- Jan. 20: SANKOFA Film Screening: Sankofa has been described as unashamedly Afrocentric and proud…artistic, challenging
and essential and an unrelenting but never exploitative portrayal of the great slave
diaspora of the 18th and 19th centuries by Letterboxd. This is a free screening of
the recently restored and highly lauded and moving film, originally released in 1993.
There will also be a special performance by local creative Blk Sol before the screening.
Learn more about Sankofa.
Sankofa Panel discussion - Jan. 21: Panel discussion: Sankofa Film and Black Emancipation: After the film screening, join a conversation on Facebook Live where guests will unpack
the themes in the 1993 film Sankofa. The conversation will address Black emancipation
then and in the 21st Century.
Register to attend this event!
Driving prosperity. The Shocker Neighborhood KAN group will begin meeting. Learn more about KAN here
Conversations each month to hear from students, faculty/staff and neighbors on ways
WSU is engaging to collectively address challenges, create solutions, and foster environments
to drive prosperity and belonging.
An opportunity for university and surrounding community to gather an enjoy an outdoor
movie at no cost. Promotes a sense of belonging for Wichita State and the Shocker
Neighborhood. More details to come.