Join us for a transformative Juneteenth panel centered around the powerful theme of Sankofa, a word from the Akan people of Ghana, that embodies the idea of looking back to move forward. Hosted by the Atlantic Council Black Employee Network, this event will celebrate and discuss the legacy of Juneteenth, offering insights and reflections on the ongoing journey toward freedom and equality.  

Understanding that our history holds the keys to our future, this panel brings together experts across various fields to discuss the enduring impact of African American history and its influence on contemporary issues revolving around policy, health, culture, education, and the diaspora. During this event, our distinguished panel of experts will delve into diverse topics, offering insights and perspectives that highlight the importance of acknowledging our shared history as we navigate today’s challenges.

Opening remarks


Mary Elliott
Curator of American Slavery
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dr. Marla Dean
Senior Director, Health Equity
Greater Washington Community Foundation

Moderated by

Jennifer L. Porter
Director of the Office of Victim Services, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Government of the District of Columbia

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