Theme: Complicity and Complexity: Facing Unbearable Truths in North Carolina

October 1, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm ET via Zoom

Webinar Participants: Guilford College, International Civil Rights Center and Museum, North Carolina A&T State University, Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Salem Academy and College, and Wake Forest University

Open to all (Open to USS members and non-USS members)

This Event is Free & Open to the Public

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This Event is Free & Open to the Public

1:00-2:30pm ET

Panel: Complicity & Complexity: Facing Unbearable Truths in North Carolina 

Join us on October 1, 2020 as institutions of the Triad region of North Carolina come together for a panel to share discoveries and insights from interdisciplinary place-based research on slavery and its enduring legacies. Following the panel, you are invited to join us for an open discussion on the history of slavery, race and policing.

2:30-3:30pm ET

Discussion: A History of Slavery, Race, and Policing 

We view the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others as a direct legacy of slavery. For this reason, following the panel we will provide space for participants to join us for an open conversation on slavery, race and policing in the context of our work with Universities Studying Slavery. We will meet as a large group, and then in breakout rooms to discuss how police brutality is an enduring legacy of slavery, how your institution responded to recent events and how we can make a stronger connection to our USS work given these present-day realities.

About Universities Studying Slavery

Universities Studying Slavery (USS) is dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals around the core theme of “Universities Studying Slavery.” USS additionally allows participating institutions to work together as they address both historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and in university communities as well as the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.

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