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May 26-27, 2021: Sankofa Rising!
The Journey from a Moment to a Movement

May 26-27, 2021: Sankofa Rising!
The Journey from a Moment to a Movement

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Sankofa Rising! The Journey from a Moment to a Movement 

May 26 and May 27, 2021
Sankofa Rising! The Journey from a Moment to a Movement

From start to finish, those in attendance heard about the seeds that were planted that grew into the COSEBOC organization. We heard from the genius of our youth in song and spoken word. We were revitalized by mini-manifestos from leading scholar activists and educators, and we heard a special message on relationships from Dr. Edmund Gordon, preeminent scholar of psychology, education, and African-American studies, who is soon to be a centenarian. The anniversary event was also a declaration that, if the mission to advance the affirmative social, emotional, cultural and academic development of boys and young men of color was urgent 15 years ago, it is still urgent today.

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On May 26 and 27, 2021, COSEBOC hosted an amazing and very successful celebration of 15 years of service on behalf of boys and young men of color. The theme, Sankofa Rising! The Journey from a Moment to Movement, infused the entire event from start to finish. There were so many cameo moments, so many memories, and so many opportunities within them to imagine a bright future for boys and young men of color. It was a time to recollect and reconnect; it was a time to both shed tears and to laugh out loud.

Kevin Johnson: A True COSEBOC Champion

“I am so humbled to be blessed in this manner. I still feel like I’m just lil’ ole KJ – being recognized for a good deed. It’s times like this when my life really does seem to have value, a purpose. Thank you and your organization for recognizing lil’ ole KJ.” This is an excerpt from a recent letter written by Kevin Johnson, who many now know was a driving force behind the founding of COSEBOC in 2006.

There is Genius in the Hood by Ron Walker

by Ron Walker:
Have you ever given thought about the Genius in the Hood?
So many young sisters and brothers ready to do good
So many ready to create, invent and innovate
Ready to inspire, design and liberate!
The Hood has acres of diamonds and precious gems.
Waiting to polished to be Doctors, Entrepreneurs and leaders of S.T.E.M.
The Hood holds an incredible army of Thinkers and Doers...

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