2019 Ghana: The Year of Return

Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute is excited to announce that we will be hosting a special 2019 trip to Ghana. President Akufo-Addo declared 2019 “The Year of Return.” 2019 marks the 400th year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arrival in the United States in 1619.

This trip will be a remarkable Sankofa experience of returning home and reclaiming our rich cultural heritage. This is a gift to humanity.


The Time is now to return home

Returning to Africa is a Sankofa moment. Sankofa reflects the philosophy of “go back and fetch it.” It also means “we must return to the source.” With each visit, Dr. Tyner recaptures her cultural heritage and pride. She sees a reflection of her ancestors who paved the way for her very existence through their hard work, fierce determination and unwavering faith.

Dr. Tyner returns to the source of her history and find renewed strength. She share this gift with others. She travels to Africa with her students and other community leaders. Her hope is that they too will experience Sankofa by discovering our shared humanity and common destiny.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Year of Return Community Celebration and Leadership Summit (September 2019, Location: Saint Paul, MN)

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2019 YEar of Return- June 28-July 8, 2019

Spend 9 days in the motherland and learn about Amazing Africa. You will visit Senchi Ferry, Accra and Cape Coast. You will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Ghana, history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and enjoy the beauty of Africa.

What is included: *Flight not included
Hotel (double occupancy), Ground Transportation, Meals, Tours/Visits
Total……………………………………………………… $ 2,800


Support Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute’s Work in Ghana

Each year, PPPGJ Leadership Institute donates schools supplies and hosts a youth leadership summit in Ghana. You can support by donating, purchasing our special edition 2019 t-shirt & buttons, and ordering a copy of our book- Amazing Africa: A to Z.