"Go Back and Get It"


The word Sankofa literally means “to retrieve” in the Akan Twi language, but the meaning of Sankofa is more broadly expanded upon in this Akan proverb: “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi” (translated from the Akan language to mean “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot”). The power of Sankofa centers around this: to know history and your heritage is to know your current self, the world around you, and how to better both. (Sankofa Meaning: What Is the Ghanian Concept About? - 2023 - MasterClass)

Raleigh Vineyard’s Sankofa journeys seek to connect with community and learn how to be better neighbors. Raleigh Vineyard's first Sankofa journey began in February 2020 with 20 RV participants going to American South. It returned to American South in 2022 along with Sankofa partners from Sugarland Vineyard Church in Texas. Since then, more opportunities have developed to include local North Carolina sites as well as Ghana, Africa. Now, Raleigh Vineyard is ready to extend an invitation that includes the wider community of Vineyard churches, interested denominations, community leaders, lifelong learners, and anyone who is willing and ready to take part.

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Genesis Journey
August 19, 2023

Genesis Journey

The DurhamCares’ Genesis Journey is a one-day Sankofa experience that will take place at Stagville Plantation in Durham, NC. On this day we will learn about the struggles and triumphs in Durham’s history and learn “how to journey well with our neighbors.” There will be time for reflection, spiritual formation, and discussions.
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Registration is TBD.

October 10-13, 2023


The DurhamCares' Open Pilgrimage is a Sankofa experience that takes place from October 20 through October 22, 2023. This experience is like Sankofa: American South in that you will visit sites throughout the weekend. However, the overall experience is more accessible with local sites and lower costs.

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American South
February 29-March 3, 2024

Sankofa: AMerican South

Raleigh Vineyard Church
Sankofa: American South was the first Sankofa experience at Raleigh Vineyard Church. From February 29 through March 3, 2024, participants will travel to various sites that include Edmund Pettis Bridge, Legacy Museum and Memorial, 16th Street Baptist Church, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Cost is $300 per person. Bring a friend, $175 per person.

Payments are due by January 7, 2024
Information session date: TBD
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Email Jokya Sanders for registration form
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Bringing a friend? CLICK HERE TO PAY the Discount Rate

Sankofa: Ghana