Jamestown for Justice is proud to partner with Sankofa Community Connection to support this fundraiser.
Sankofa Community Connection (2 Broadway, Newport, RI) is a place of pride and a space that welcomes and centers the Black community. Its Founding Executive Director is Niko Merritt, a Black businesswoman, mom of four, educator, activist, and Newport community member.
Since its inception 4 years ago, Sankofa Community Connection offers events, like Know Your History walking tours and Black History month, as well as celebrations like Juneteenth, Kwanzaa, and Day of Renewal. It also offers community conversations, anti-racist and implicit bias trainings, Black History curricula, ACN courses through the RI Board of Education (beginning in Jan. 2021) and more.
Your donation will go towards:
1. Educational materials for young people learning Black History
2. Rent and utilities for Broadway community space, which will resume hosting events post-COVID
3. Supplies/equipment for ACN courses through RI Board of Education
4. Eventually, hiring and paying staff from the community “so that I can help them get out of poverty, provide for their families, and get further along in life.”
5. And more!