This semester has already been busy for the Sankofa Center, which just held Greensboro College’s first ever block party during homecoming! Along with all the other fun activities happening during this time, the Sankofa Center could not have missed the chance to show that we know how to support the Pride, and that’s what we did!
This year’s block party consisted of so much, including a live DJ who helped us engage the crowd with great music, food catered from GCs dining hall, games, including uno, black card revoked and cards against humanity, as well as a photo station with polaroids and scrapbooking, along with Greensboro College props. The block party also included free t-shirts and other prizes for participants.
Sankofa partnered with other organizations, departments and clubs around campus, having these groups host a table where they could talk about their organization or provide an activity. Some of the organizations invited from around campus were religious life, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, U.A.A.S., athletics and The Lyre. Many students, faculty, and friends stopped by to be a part of the fun.
Between 75-100 students came out to support the Sankofa Center. This event definitely helped in creating a diverse place on campus. For many students of color, having a place to be represented is important. So to have this event and to have so many students come out in support says a lot about how much of a difference the center is on Greensboro College’s campus.
The Sankofa Center block party was a huge success for everyone involved! As for the rest of the semester, the Sankofa Center has a ton more fun events in store. If you haven’t gotten a chance to come to one of the Sankofa Center’s events, our next event is patio Tuesday on Oct. 7th. Make sure to be there! You can also visit the Sankofa Center located on the first floor of the student center.