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September Sankofa Series Webinar with Mama Charlotte

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our next webinar will feature artist, founder of the Kansas Black Panther Chapter, healer, and community leader… Mama C!

A NESAWG Sankofa Series Webinar

NESAWG’s Sankofa Series is back!

In 2023, our online Sankofa Series will be lifting voices of color, focusing on our history and roots, celebrating identities and cultures, and learning from movements of resilience and change. This is part of NESAWG’s Racial Equity Transformation work in the farm & food systems.


Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C aka Iya Osotunde Fasuyi is an internationally known visual artist, musician, performance artist, ATR priestess, filmmaker, poet/writer, of more than 3 decades of experience.

She was born in Kansas City in 1951 and has lived in Tanzania with her husband Pete O’Neal, founder and former Chairman of the Kansas City Chapter of the Black Panther Party and co-founder of the United African Alliance Community Center and the Leader of Tomorrow Childrens Home since 1972.

In addition to her decades of community activism, Mama C is a mother of two and co-founder of UAACC located outside of Arusha, Tanzania.

She has written multiple books,  produced 2  films and has 4 albums including her latest entitled Maroon Futures in which she sings and plays the Nyatiti and Obokano, traditional African eight-string lyres from Kenya and 12 string traditional harp originating in Mali.

Sankofa Series

Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of Ghana. It means “go back and fetch it” and reminds us the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to ensure a strong future. The Sankofa Series is a webinar series sharing the wisdom of our network and community who are working towards an equitable and just food system.

**Simultanious interpretation will NOT be available at this time.


Registration fees for the Sankofa Series webinars are on a sliding scale, which means, “pay what you can”. If you are able to do so, we request a contribution of $15-100 to pay a living wage to organizers and provide a stipend to presenters.

Please choose the option that feels doable for you, your budget, and your commitment to economic and social justice. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We greatly appreciate your support for this grassroots event!


If you would like to sponsor this webinar series, please reach out to Cristina at ccabrera@tidescenter.org.

NESAWG is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures for additional information.