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Called to Sankofa is a set of storm Katrina survival tales via African American schooling leaders in New Orleans. It attracts upon the West African thought, Sankofa, which loosely interprets to "return to the resource and fetch." The griots, via their tales, fetch salvageable and knowledge-laden valuables associated with their resilience and rebuilding efforts. therefore, the Sankofa suggestion serves as a lens for reading management within the aftermath of catastrophe; it serves as an extreme magnifier and illuminator of classes thought of suitable and profoundly priceless to lead one’s realizing of ways to steer in, via and past catastrophe. earlier studies yield teachable moments. the teachings excerpted from those moments exhibit the resources from which the leaders draw the resilience to get over trauma, the imaginative and prescient to lead others, the braveness to problem the established order, the mind's eye to make a manner the place there's none and the stamina to press past peril towards an unpromised destiny.


Called to Sankofa rejects the belief that "all was once damaged" in education—either earlier than or as a result of Katrina, and during the storytellers, we're reminded that to rebuild issues larger than prior to, one needs to take inventory of, extract which means from and be guided via what constituted the "before." as a result, Called to Sankofa files the leaders’ acts of resilience, optimism, power, ardour and get to the bottom of and information the help constructions and resources of suggestion that enabled inside of them the ability to conform to the chaotic and unsure environments and to be moved to motion and leadership.

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