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Deadline for Spokane Black Voices Symposium

African American high school students in the Spokane area are encouraged to submit via email: SpokaneBlackVoices@spokesman.com This years theme centers around the Sankofa bird Sankofa means to go back and get, to fetch, to retrieve, to return to. The metaphor of the Sankofa bird in Black culture is to go back to the past and bring forward the lessons that carried us through time. It is a tribute to the journey of those who came before us. In the symbolism of the Sankofa bird is the connection of who we are today to who we were before to who we continue to become. It is the acknowledgment of the survival and endurance of our people and our culture. Please label all submissions with the subject line of Last Name - SBV Symposium- Genre. Ex: Dodd - SBV Symposium - Nonfiction. Please ensure that written submissions are revised for grammar and clarity. Submissions that cannot be opened will not be eligible (we will make all attempts to contact you to let you know to resubmit!)

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Feb. 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

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This year's theme centers around the Sankofa bird. Sankofa means to go back and get, to fetch, to retrieve, to return to. The metaphor of the Sankofa bird in Black culture is to go back to the past and bring forward the lessons that carried us through time. It is a tribute to the journey of those who came before us. In the symbolism of the Sankofa bird is the connection of who we are today to who we were before to who we continue to become. It is the acknowledgment of the survival and endurance of our people and our culture. Please label all submissions with the subject line of Last Name - SBV Symposium- Genre. Ex: Dodd - SBV Symposium - Nonfiction. Please ensure that written submissions are revised for grammar and clarity. Submissions that cannot be opened will not be eligible (we will make all attempts to contact you to let you know to resubmit!) Essays Stories - less than 1,500 words, submissions can be nonfiction or fiction in any literary genre. Poems:less than 20 lines. All poems are accepted. Please submit in .docx or .doc. Art: Limited to three pieces per submission. Make sure all art is accessible in .PDF, .JPG, .PNG format Video Film: All videos must be under 2 minutes. Please attach the video title, your name and high school you attend in a three-second post or pre-credits. .mp4 is the only acceptable video format. Please note that the only eligible submissions are the files we can open

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