Mondays at Beinecke: Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

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Mondays at Beinecke: Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo
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A presentation of survivor’s semiotics with acclaimed artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, founder of the Nkyinkyim Museum in Nuhalenya Ada, Ghana. He notes, “The word ‘Nkyinkyim’ is both an adinkra symbol and a proverb. It directly relates to the travels made by our ancestors and also their journeys from where they migrated from. It also refers to the physical shape of the art installation which is going to be in twists and turns.” Akoto-Bamfo’s Nkyinkyim Installation stands at the entrance of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, opened in 2018 by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), the first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. In 2021, Akoto-Bamfo’s Blank Slate Monument toured throughout the U.S., from Louisville, to the King Center in Atlanta, among other stops. Akoto-Bamfo won the 2015 Kuenyehia Art Prize, Ghana’s top prize for contemporary art. He is a graduate of KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana.

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