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Sankofa Club Welcomes Black Alumni

McDonogh's Sankofa Club, formerly the Black Awareness Club, and the Alumni Office co-hosted a dinner for students and alumni guests on Thursday, December 6, in the Mullan Board Room. Constance Green, Sankofa Club adviser, updated alumni on the recent activities and events hosted by the student group and Kellee Parrott Gonzalez ‘96 announced the recent creation of the Black Alumni Committee within the Alumni Association. Later in the evening, Erika Seth Davies ‘94 moderated a discussion with a panel of McDonogh black alumni spanning more than 30 years. Panelists included: Christopher Chambers ‘78, Kaisha Askins-Blackstone ‘98, and Joi Johnson ‘12. Alumni in the audience shared their experiences as black alumni on campus and encouraged current students to begin networking with the McDonogh community. Sankofa comes from the language of Ghana and means you must reach back to reclaim that which is lost in order to move forward.