Sankofa City Summer School

What will the South Side of Chicago look like in 2021? As we anticipate the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, this workshop series brings South Side residents and University of Chicago students together to visualize our desired futures for our community.

Initiated in 2017 through the collaborative guidance of filmmaker Ben R. Caldwell (Los Angeles) and University of Chicago film scholar and Gray Center Director Jacqueline Stewart, the Sankofa City Summer School was established as a Gray Center project consisting of a series of workshops and public events. See below for an archive of past associated events.