Events & Exhibitions

Below is a sampling of what to expect next year. Please check back soon at brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/events-exhibitions to see the most up-to-date schedule.

Spring 2015


January 2015
January 23, 2015
JCB Seminar in the History of the Americas and the World with Justin Pope: Before the Age of Revolution: Slave Rumor and Rebellion in the Black British Atlantic, 1729-1746

January 29, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Tatiana Seijas:
"Asian Slaves and the Racialization of Slavery in Colonial Mexico and the Philippine Islands"

January 29, 2015
The Book of Negroes Screening and Conversation with Aunjanue Ellis '92 in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

February 2015
February 5, 2015
Selma screening
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library

February 6, 2015
CSSJ & Africana Studies joint Graduate Seminar: Working with the Archive of George Lamming

February 9, 2015
RESCHEDULED to March 2 due to weather
Dr. Clarice Thompson: The Beauty of My Music – a Musical Journey from Blues to Gospel
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library

 February 12, 2015
Freedom Riders screening
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library

February 13, 2015
Seminar with Prof. Ted Maris-Wolf: “Citizens of Small Worlds: Free Blacks, Law, and Virginia Neighborhoods"
Jointly Hosted by CSSJ and the History Department’s 19th Century US History Workshop

February 19, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Beatriz Mamigonian: "To Be or Not To Be a Liberated African: Illegal Slave Trade, Individual Identification, and Rights in Nineteenth-Century Brazil"

February 19, 2015
Freedom Summer screening
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library

February 25, 2015
Slavery By Another Name screening 
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library 

February 27, 2014
Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

March 2015
March 2, 2015
Dr. Clarice Thompson: The Beauty of My Music – a Musical Journey from Blues to Gospel 
Black History Month Film Series in partnership with the Providence Public Library

March 3, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Calvin Warren: "Black Anxiety: Briefings on Heideggerian Death, Ferguson, and Antiblackness"

March 6, 2015
Seminar with Prof. Justene G. Hill: "Crimes of Economy: Slave Economies and the Legal Culture of Early Nineteenth-Century South Carolina, 1800-1830"
Jointly Hosted by CSSJ and the History Department’s 19th Century US History Workshop 

March 6-7, 2015
Symposium: Decolonizing the Racialized Female Subject: Self-Making Under Empire

March 11, 2015
Garden lunch meeting: Get involved with the CSSJ symbolic slave garden

 March 12, 2015
2015 Annual Debra L. Lee Lecture:
Katherine Chon '02, Co-Founder & President Emerita, Polaris Project

Confronting the Cycles of Slavery:  Why the Arc of Abolition Must Span Generations

 March 13, 2015
Seminar with Prof. Mekala Audain: "Mexican Canaan: The Southern Underground Railroad and Free Black Immigration to Mexico, 1804-1867"
Jointly Hosted by CSSJ and the History Department’s 19th Century US History Workshop

March 19, 2015
Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue
“She was Fighting for her Father’s Rights: The Role of Children in African American Freedom Struggles"

March 25, 2015
Prof. Tony Bogues at the University of Bologna
Black Intellectuals, Political Thought and Freedom: Reframing Human Freedom and Emancipation

April 2015
April 2, 2015
Evening talk with Prof. Manuel Barcia: "West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844"

April 3, 2015
Prof. Tony Bogues: Radical Caribbean Thought, Decolonization and the Struggle for the Human

April 3, 2015
Seminar with Prof. Kate Masur
"Race, Liberty, and Policing from the Early Republic to the 14th Amendment"
Jointly Hosted by CSSJ and the History Department’s 19th Century US History Workshop

 April 7, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Sean Moore: “Till Conquest Cease and Slav’ry Be No More”

April 7, 2015
Elections in the Midst of Boko Haram Insurgency: What the 2015 Nigerian Elections Mean for Nigeria, Africa, and the Global War on Terror

April 9, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Ana Edwards, Chair of Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality

April 10, 2015
Seminar with Prof. Adam Rothman: “Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery”
Jointly Hosted by CSSJ and the History Department’s 19th Century US History Workshop

April 14, 2015
Gareth Austin - Markets, Slaves and States in Precolonial West Africa, c1500-c1890: Reconsiderations

April 15, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Lorenzo Ravano: "Genealogy of Black radicalism: the Political Thought of African American abolitionism"

April 16, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Elizabeth Cazden: "Prejudissial to us and our posterity": Slave Insurrections as a Catalyst for Quaker Antislavery

April 16, 2015
Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue
“Rethinking the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement”

April 16, 2015
PPS Panel Discussion on Cathedral of St. John Slavery Museum

 April 21, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Jazzmen Johnson: "From 3D to Digital Reality: Creating Online Exhibitions"

April 22, 2015
Archives of Erasure: A Roundtable with Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study

April 29, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Alejandra Dubcovsky: “Dissonant Connections, the intersection of Indian and African Slavery in the North American South”

May 2015
May 1, 2015
Exhibition open house: Breaking Chains

May 3, 2015
Film screening: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels
Introduction and Q&A with Prof. Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: At Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

May 3, 2015
Documenting Resistance

May 4, 2015
Special discussion with Dr. Lonnie Bunch and Sen. Jack Reed: The Challenge of Building a National Museum

May 4, 2015
Youth Program with the Marian Anderson String Quartet

May 4, 2015
Talk with Prof. Marcus Rediker: Prophet against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, Atlantic Abolitionist 

May 4, 2015
Songs of Freedom: an evening with The Marian Anderson String Quartet

May 5, 2015
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Manisha Sinha

May 5, 2015
The Mapmaker's Children Book Talk with Author Sarah McCoy 

May 7, 2015
Exhibition opening: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963
Remarks by Prof. Françoise Hamlin: "Freedom's Promissory Note"
Unveiling of the online exhibition “Changing America: Rhode Island”
 

May 8, 2015
Lunch talk with Prof. Michael Vorenberg: When Should History Say That Slavery Ended in the United States? 

May 21, 2015
Exhibition opening: A Peculiar Aesthetic: Representation and Images of Slavery

May 20-23, 2015
String Theory
Drawn from real-life accounts, an explosive new drama gives living voice to the first civil rights case in America, the epic saga of
L'Amistad.  

May 2015
Heimark Artists in Residence: The Marian Anderson String Quartet

 

Fall 2014

September 2014
September 9, 2014
Ferguson Teach-In

September 11, 2014
1764: Brown's Founding in a Global Context: Prof. Craig Wilder

September 12, 2014
Conference: New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy 

 September 15, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Dienke Hondius

September 16, 2014
Restore the Pell Grant Symposium

September 24, 2014
Prof. João Reis: Slaves Who Owned Slaves in 19th Century Brazil

September 25, 2014
Panels: Museums, Slavery, and Post-colonialism

September 27, 2014
Forum: Enduring Legacies of Slavery: Human Trafficking In the 21st Century
Unveiling of Slavery Memorial designed by Martin Puryear

September 30, 2014
Wole Soyinka lecture

October 2014
October 2, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Freedom Summer students

October 2, 2014
Property Tax as a Legacy of Cotton, Slavery, and Segregation: Larry Menefee and Prof. Mills Thornton

October 6, 2014
Book Talk & Reception: From Revolution in the Tropics to Imagined Landscapes: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié

October 7, 2014
Professor Anthony Alfieri, Professor of Law, University of Miami – on law, race, and the environment

October 17, 2014
Student Open House & Reception: Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice

October 23-25, 2014
Food Heritage, Hybridity, and Locality Conference

October 24, 2014
President Emerita Ruth J. Simmons Keynote Lecture & CSSJ Building Dedication

November 2014
November 7, 2014
50th Anniversary of Brown-Tougaloo College Partnership
Civil Rights Panel Discussions featuring veterans of the movement
Marian Anderson String Quartet Concert

November 12, 2014
Poetry reading by Prof. Brenda Marie Osbey

November 13, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Brenda Marie Osbey

November 18, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Patrick Sylvain

December 2014
December 2, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Christine Walker

December 4, 2014
Brown bag lunch talk with Prof. Oscar de la Torre