WEBINAR: Engaging Multicultural Communities: A Case Study of Healthy Food Equity in Sankofa Market
This webinar is a part of the Mel King Institute/NeighborWorks America Connecting Communities series
Sankofa is a word from the Twi language of Ghana that translates “to go back and fetch it" or to learn from the past to make positive change for the future. The Sankofa Initiative was established in 2011 through West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, in response to the community’s demands around a culturally responsive and equitable access to healthy food. Sankofa is centered in the West End neighborhood of Providence, a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, where 38.3% of residents were born outside of the U.S. Through a World Market, Community Farm, Community Kitchen and Greenhouse, Sankofa provides access to affordable, fresh, healthy, culturally appropriate, and locally produced food, expands economic opportunities, and encourages West End residents to meaningfully connect with one another, while celebrating the neighborhoods rich cultural mix.
In this webinar, learn from three partners involved in creating and sustaining the Sankofa Initiative on how they have created a community process that over the years has effectively involved residents of different backgrounds and designed initatives that boost food equity in a culturally responsive way.