Events

Public and community programs are an important part of the Center for Public Humanities’ DNA.  Our lunch talk series, Public Humanities Now: New Voices, New Directions, invites a range of innovators in the Public Humanities to share their work each semester over lunch in the Lecture Room.  In the fall of 2021, we are launching a new series Conversations at JNBC with (mostly) local writers, thinkers, architects, composers, and artists. Conversations will be held weekly on Thursday evenings.  Our conferences, workshops, and exhibitions chart new directions in the field.  It goes without saying that so much of the value of these events is tied to togetherness. 

Please scroll down to see the lunch talk and conversations schedule for this semester.  In addition, you will find many resources throughout our website that may be enjoyed digitally.   

  • Our digital projects  page has links to a digital tour of our departmental home (the Nightingale-Brown House), to Public Work: A Public Humanities Podcast, and to Rhode Tour, a mobile and web app on historic and cultural sites in Rhode Island. 
  • We record all of our conferences! Our Conferences page has information about past events with links to the Center for Public Humanities' YouTube channel, where we post video of all of the presentations. 
  • Black Labor in the Making of the Nightingale-Brown House, by Joanne Melish, traces the history of black labor in the Center's departmental home on Benefit Street.  
  • The Public Humanities Blog has it all: it’s informative and fun, and features posts from many of our students, alumni, faculty, and fellows. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Join us for a shaky and not-undangerous hot air balloon ride where we’ll confect and drop and debate the ramifications of dropping various volatile arts projects onto the fortifications of the contemporary Empire, below. Afterwards over virtual tea we’ll discuss the ethical and political imperatives of creating and curating and making magic in ruined times.

    Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, PhD is Curator of Asian Pacific American Studies at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he oversees the Smithsonian Literature + Museum Initiative, devoted to rethinking collective responsibility for what we write and read, and why. Lead organizer for the Asian American Literature Festival, co-hosted by the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and Poetry Foundation, he is also a co-founder of the pop-up Center for Refugee Poetics and founding Director of the arts antiprofit The Asian American Literary Review. He is currently ranked as the 9th best ice cream maker in human history.

    JNBC Lectures
  • 1.2 million women are under correctional supervision in the United States, yet the narrative of mass incarceration often ignores the gendered aspects of punishment.

    This panel centers on the voices and experiences of incarcerated women and their work to build communities free of mass incarceration. As society pushes for an end to mass incarceration, what do we want a future society to remember about the abolitionist efforts of today?

    This event launches the Mass Incarceration Lab Archive at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and is a Humanities Lab project led by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brown University. The Humanities Lab Initiative is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Social Sciences
  • Sep
    30
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Bonnie Honig

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor for Political Science and Modern Culture and Media will talk about her new book: Shell Shocked: Feminist Criticism after Trump.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Oct
    4
    10:00am - 4:00pm

    EXHIBITION: Defiant Spirits: Fernando Brito’s Sinaloa

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Defiant Spirits is an exhibition of the Mexican documentary photographer Fernando Brito’s moving images of life in Sinaloa, a province that has been wrecked by the struggle between one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world and the Mexican government. The exhibition includes five photographs from Brito’s award-winning series, Tus Pasos Se Perdieron con el Paisaje/Your Steps Were Lost in the Landscape (begun in 2010), of corpses found dead in the Mexican landscape, most of them victims of the drug wars. In them, Brito juxtaposes the brutality of the bloodied, lifeless bodies with the impossible beauty of the surrounding landscape, lending these photographs the epic feel of 19th-century paintings of war. Twenty photographs in the exhibition are from Brito’s more recent series, which shows Sinaloans’ resilience in the face of this violence. These images show Sinaloans’ religious rites, festivals, and other celebrations of local history, underscoring the centrality of performance in building community.

    Defiant Spirits was curated by Didier Aubert, Director of American Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, and was shown previously at Fordham University and at Yale University in 2019. Defiant Spirits will be on view at the Carriage House Gallery at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage from February 6 through April 16, 2020.

    Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm (closed on weekends and holidays)

    This exhibition is co-sponsored by a grant from the Brown Arts Initiative.

    Masks are required inside the Gallery at all times (regardless of the vaccination status).

    JNBC Exhibitions
  • Photo by Erin Smithers
    Oct
    7
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins

    Nightingale-Brown House

    How can our process be care-centered? How do we reckon with the past and reimagine the future? “The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins” is The Haus of Glitter’s original activist dance opera – the culmination of our 2 years living in the former home of Esek Hopkins, commander of the slaveship “Sally” (hired by the Brown brothers). Learn more about how The Haus of Glitter is working to disrupt the archives, activate public space and rethink how we memorialize. To read more: www.hausofglitter.org

    MATTHEW ROLANDO GARZA (he + they) is a Queer Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, Contemporary Afro-Latin choreographer, healer & educator. Recently named the Inaugural Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department for the Historic Esek Hopkins Homestead & Park, Garza was also awarded the 2019 RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography for their work as Creative Director for the TAPA Dance Company & Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in downtown Providence. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also a Senior Company Member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company; an Art21 Educator; an Instructional Coach & Curriculum Designer for Project Wayfinder; an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department for CCRI’s program in the Men and Women’s prisons; a Community Organizer & Resident Artist for PRONK: Providence Honk Fest; and an Anatomy & Yoga/Asana Instructor for Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification Trainings, with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ’11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Oct
    7
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Marthe Rowen

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Marthe Rowen, architect, educator and artist, will present some of her recent travel drawings at the intersection of time and space, and in particular her unique panorama drawings on a transcontinental Amtrak journey.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Oct
    12
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Cultural Democracy as an Act of Collective Imagination

    Nightingale-Brown House

    As an artist and organizer, Jordan Seaberry make paintings and policies in equal measure. Policy is an extension of the paintings, and the paintings are generative spaces for the organizing. In this conversation, we’ll discuss how (and why) artists should become embedded, indebted and integral to the efforts to change political landscapes in our communities. This conversation is open to all folks who engage with political work, creative work, and everything in between!

    Jordan Seaberry is a painter, organizer, legislative advocate and educator. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Jordan first came to Providence to attend Rhode Island School of Design. Alongside his art, he built a career as a grassroots organizer, helping to fight and pass multiple criminal justice reform milestones, including Probation Reform, the Unshackling Pregnant Prisoners Bill, and laying the groundwork for the “Ban the Box” movement in Rhode Island. Jordan serves as Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a people-powered nonprofit agency, and most recently worked as the Director of Public Policy at the Nonviolence Institute. He serves as Chairman of the Providence Board of Canvassers, overseeing the city’s elections; as a Board Member at New Urban Arts in Providence; and as a Board Member for Protect Families First, working on community-oriented drug policy reform. Jordan maintains a painting studio in Providence, and has displayed works at institutions such as the RISD Museum, the deCordova Museum, the Crystal Bridges Museum, the Boston Center for the Arts, and exhibition spaces in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and elsewhere.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • For centuries, Native Americans have been depicted as backward savages. Such beliefs have been perpetuated by people and institutions to justify horrendous treatment and to serve political and economic purposes. Native American content in K-12 education is inaccurate and incomplete. Such omissions and insufficient knowledge perpetuate stereotyped and racist thinking and behaviors toward Native Americans and leave generations of Americans with an incomplete understanding of U.S. and world history. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is engaged in Native Knowledge 360°, a national initiative to transform K-12 education about Native Americans.

    Edwin Schupman, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is the manager of Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. NK360° is a national initiative aimed at improving education about Native Americans through new classroom resources, teacher professional development programs, and a growing partnership network with Native communities, teachers, state education agencies, and other organizations. Ed began his career in the field of American Indian education in 1988 working for ORBIS Associates, an American Indian education firm, creating culture and standards-based lessons on Native American topics, training teachers nationwide, and evaluating educational projects. At the Bureau of Indian Education, Ed co-wrote a culture-based health and wellness curriculum and developed a national teacher training program. In 2004, he joined the education staff at the National Museum of the American Indian.

    JNBC Lectures
  • This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Ultramoderne’s principals Yasmin Vobis (Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) and Aaron Forrest (Associate Professor in Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design) will talk about some of their work and their interest in ‘Vacant Providence.’

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Elizabeth Rule is an Assistant Professor, Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, American University.

    In this talk, Elizabeth Rule, PhD (enrolled citizen, Chickasaw Nation; Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies at American University) will discuss the historical and contemporary Indigenous presence in Washington, DC. She will showcase her iOS mobile application, the Guide to Indigenous DC, which maps 17 sites of Indigenous importance in the District of Columbia, and preview her forthcoming manuscript, Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation’s Capital.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Oct
    28
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Eric Nathan

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Eric Nathan, Associate Professor of Music, Brown University, will discuss and present some of his recent work on the JNBC’s 1942 Steinway Baby Grand Piano in the music room.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Nov
    4
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Becci Davis

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Becci Davis, an Artist, Adjunct Lecturer at Brown University, and 2021 Guest Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College will talk about her recent projects that use water as a medium to explore collective memory through interactive installation, performance, and multisensory experiences. 

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Nov
    11
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Njaimeh Njie

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Njaimeh Njie, artist and multimedia producer from Pittsburgh, and the inaugural Edward Mitchell Bannister Artist in Residence at the JNBC will present some of her recent work and discuss her thoughts about a work for Brown University.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Nov
    16
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Curatorial Accountability

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Talk description coming soon.

    Speaker: ROB BLACKSON, Co-Director of Curatorial Programs and Curator of Citywide Initiatives, Philadelphia Contemporary.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Nov
    18

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Priyadarshini Himatsingka, a Providence-based jewelry artist with degrees from NYU and RISD, will present her work and discuss the impact of her cultural heritage.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Dec
    1
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Youth Activism Building Student Power

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Talk description coming soon.

    Note: this talk will take place on Wednesday evening rather than the usual lunch-time hour.

    Speaker: Providence Student Union.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Dec
    2
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Black Out: Remixing Racist Wallpaper

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Talk description coming soon.

    Speaker: JAZZMEN-LEE JOHNSON, Artist.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Thalia Field, Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing and Faculty Director of the Brown Arts Institute will discuss her new book, ‘Personhood’ in a conversation with Thangam Ravindranathan, Associate Professor of French at Brown University.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Dec
    9
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Brett Smiley

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Brett Smiley, former Chief of Staff for Governor Raimondo and Director of the Department of Administration is a candidate for Mayor of Providence and will talk about his vision for our city.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Dec
    16

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, The Steelyard’s Howie Sneider, Executive Director, and Islay Taylor, Associate Director, in charge of residency programs, will talk about the work of this organization, one of the most exciting educational artistic enterprises in our city.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures

Past Events

  • Sep
    23
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Bob Azar

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    On September 23, Bob Azar, Deputy Director, Providence Department of Planning and Development and Professor of the Practice of Urban Studies at Brown University will present challenges and ideas for our city’s urban future.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, The Avenue Concept’s Fran Loosen (Engagement and Advancement Strategist) and Nick Platzer (Mural Program Manager) will talk about the work of the art organization that has altered the face of Providence over the previous decade like no other.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Sep
    9
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Martha L Werenfels

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    On September 9th,  Martha L Werenfels, FAIA, Senior Principal at DBVW Architects, will discuss some of her favorite, and often quirky, projects as a preservation architect in Providence. (One of those was the restoration of the JNBC in 1995).

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Justin Reid, Director of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities and Manager, Virginia General Assembly African American Cultural Resources Task Force.

    Reid will discuss Virginia’s contemporary Black cultural rights movement and his work promoting transdisciplinary, self-determined Black cultural placekeeping.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Jun
    19
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Snowtown Discovery Walk

    Rhode Island State House

    Join the Snowtown Research Team for a series of walking conversations about Snowtown, a small mixed-race Coveside neighborhood, now gone.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team has been delving into archives to help reconstruct a neighborhood on the North Shore of the Providence Cove. Home to a variety of people sometimes unwelcome in the established center of Providence, a diverse group of folks built their homes and businesses here alongisde many others just passing through.

    This is an important site of Black history, labor history, immigrant history and women’s history as well as redevelopment, racist violence and memory, and our work reflects these many interwoven threads.

    We welcome you to walk with us through the area, to look at old maps and new vistas, to remember the history and to think, together, about what it means to us today.

    Length is approximate and includes about 1 hour of walking and optional post-walk dialogue. Please be prepared for the weather and the terrain.

    Meet on the grounds of the RI State House, at the “Grand Stairway” on Gaspee St, across from the Amtrak Station.

    Spaces are limited. Registration is required here.

  • Jun
    19
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Snowtown Discovery Walk

    Rhode Island State House

    Join the Snowtown Research Team for a series of walking conversations about Snowtown, a small mixed-race Coveside neighborhood, now gone.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team has been delving into archives to help reconstruct a neighborhood on the North Shore of the Providence Cove. Home to a variety of people sometimes unwelcome in the established center of Providence, a diverse group of folks built their homes and businesses here alongisde many others just passing through.

    This is an important site of Black history, labor history, immigrant history and women’s history as well as redevelopment, racist violence and memory, and our work reflects these many interwoven threads.

    We welcome you to walk with us through the area, to look at old maps and new vistas, to remember the history and to think, together, about what it means to us today.

    Length is approximate and includes about 1 hour of walking and optional post-walk dialogue. Please be prepared for the weather and the terrain.

    Meet on the grounds of the RI State House, at the “Grand Stairway” on Gaspee St, across from the Amtrak Station.

    Spaces are limited. Registration is required here.

  • Jun
    19
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Snowtown Discovery Walk

    Rhode Island State House

    Join the Snowtown Research Team for a series of walking conversations about Snowtown, a small mixed-race Coveside neighborhood, now gone.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team has been delving into archives to help reconstruct a neighborhood on the North Shore of the Providence Cove. Home to a variety of people sometimes unwelcome in the established center of Providence, a diverse group of folks built their homes and businesses here alongisde many others just passing through.

    This is an important site of Black history, labor history, immigrant history and women’s history as well as redevelopment, racist violence and memory, and our work reflects these many interwoven threads.

    We welcome you to walk with us through the area, to look at old maps and new vistas, to remember the history and to think, together, about what it means to us today.

    Length is approximate and includes about 1 hour of walking and optional post-walk dialogue. Please be prepared for the weather and the terrain.

    Meet on the grounds of the RI State House, at the “Grand Stairway” on Gaspee St, across from the Amtrak Station.

    Spaces are limited. Registration is required here.

  • Jun
    18
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Snowtown Discovery Walk

    Rhode Island State House

    Join the Snowtown Research Team for a series of walking conversations about Snowtown, a small mixed-race Coveside neighborhood, now gone.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team has been delving into archives to help reconstruct a neighborhood on the North Shore of the Providence Cove. Home to a variety of people sometimes unwelcome in the established center of Providence, a diverse group of folks built their homes and businesses here alongisde many others just passing through.

    This is an important site of Black history, labor history, immigrant history and women’s history as well as redevelopment, racist violence and memory, and our work reflects these many interwoven threads.

    We welcome you to walk with us through the area, to look at old maps and new vistas, to remember the history and to think, together, about what it means to us today.

    Length is approximate and includes about 1 hour of walking and optional post-walk dialogue. Please be prepared for the weather and the terrain.

    Meet on the grounds of the RI State House, at the “Grand Stairway” on Gaspee St, across from the Amtrak Station.

    Spaces are limited. Registration is required here.

  • Jun
    16
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Snowtown Discovery Walk

    Rhode Island State House

    Join the Snowtown Research Team for a series of walking conversations about Snowtown, a small mixed-race Coveside neighborhood, now gone.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team has been delving into archives to help reconstruct a neighborhood on the North Shore of the Providence Cove. Home to a variety of people sometimes unwelcome in the established center of Providence, a diverse group of folks built their homes and businesses here alongisde many others just passing through.

    This is an important site of Black history, labor history, immigrant history and women’s history as well as redevelopment, racist violence and memory, and our work reflects these many interwoven threads.

    We welcome you to walk with us through the area, to look at old maps and new vistas, to remember the history and to think, together, about what it means to us today.

    Length is approximate and includes about 1 hour of walking and optional post-walk dialogue. Please be prepared for the weather and the terrain.

    Meet on the grounds of the RI State House, at the “Grand Stairway” on Gaspee St, across from the Amtrak Station.

    Spaces are limited. Registration is required here.


  • About the Book

    When Moya Bailey first coined the term “misogynoir,” she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea that the term would go viral, touching a cultural nerve and quickly entering into the lexicon. Misogynoir now has its own Wikipedia page and hashtag, and has been featured on Comedy Central’s The Daily Showand CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. In Misogynoir Transformed, Bailey delves into her groundbreaking concept, highlighting Black women’s digital resistance to anti-Black misogyny on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other platforms.

    At a time when Black women are depicted as more ugly, deficient, hypersexual, and unhealthy than their non-Black counterparts, Bailey explores how Black women have bravely used social-media platforms to confront misogynoir in a number of courageous—and, most importantly, effective—ways. Focusing on queer and trans Black women, she shows us the importance of carving out digital spaces, where communities are built around queer Black webshows and hashtags like #GirlsLikeUs.

    Bailey shows how Black women actively reimagine the world by engaging in powerful forms of digital resistance at a time when anti-Black misogyny is thriving on social media. A groundbreaking work, Misogynoir Transformedhighlights Black women’s remarkable efforts to disrupt mainstream narratives, subvert negative stereotypes, and reclaim their lives.

    Moderated by Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English, Brown University.

    Notes
    Free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

    Purchase Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance from the Brown Bookstore.


    Speaker Bio

    Moya BaileyMoya Bailey is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities (DH). She is a monthly sustainer of the Allied Media Conference, through which she is able to bridge her passion for social justice and her work in DH. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice(The MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance(New York University Press, 2021).

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, Social Sciences
  • Join the Center for Public Humanities’ director, staff and a current student to learn more about our 5th-year Master’s Program in Public Humanities.

    MA degree in Public Humanities offers a unique program of study for those interested in public engagement and the work of cultural organizations. This graduate degree program provides a dynamic interdisciplinary opportunity for students interested in careers in museums, historical societies, cultural agencies, heritage tourism, historic preservation, universities, and community arts programs.

    • Graduating seniors: apply by May 1, 11:59pm ET.
    • Up to 2 approved undergraduate courses count toward the MA degree
    • GRE is not required
    • Application fee is waived

    RSVP: https://forms.gle/ujvs3tPNsToMYtgd6

  • A virtual lecture and discussion by Cynthia Copeland (President, Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History) about the decades-long work to interpret the historic African-American community displaced by Central Park, and how that effort may offer strategies for telling Snowtown’s story.

    Register in advance: https://ri-college.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoc-2grTwqE9dVQFqXTNZreRFvIgwRSyqx

  • After many years working within museology, we continue to see items in collections disguised with mistaken and unsuitable interpretations. The inclusion of expert peoples representing the source of collection materials is the keystone of a museum collaboration movement. We are aware that knowledges are transitory and fluid, and the old systems supporting only one way of knowing are artifacts of humanity’s misstep. I see collaboration as co-laboring and co-elaborating from a fixed center, and we can apply the collaborative practice in a variety of critical social situations.” From the Museum Collaboration Manifesto ~ Jim Enote

    Jim Enote is a Zuni tribal member, CEO of the Colorado Plateau Foundation, former director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum, and the Ames Prize’s first recipient for innovative museum anthropology. Enote serves on the boards of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Grand Canyon Trust. Jim’s service the past forty years includes assignments for organizations including UNESCO, UNDP, International Secretariat for Water, Nordic Council of Ministers, Tibet Child Nutrition Project, the Mountain Institute, National Geographic Society, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US National Park Service, and the Zuni Tribe. In 2013 he received the Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and in 2016 received the Hewett Award for leadership and service to the New Mexico museum community and achievements in the museum field.

    JNBC Lectures
  • The rhetoric of sustainable design often takes the position of mitigating the impact of construction, at best, limiting the embodied energy and the carbon footprint of buildings. Can we go further than this, to look at a whole-systems co-design of ecologies and buildings, to discover how buildings may be used to improve local ecologies?

    Lara Davis is an architect and masonry specialist who has served as co-director of the Auroville Earth Institute and representative for the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Construction. Her core commitment is to the sustainable co-evolution of natural ecologies and human habitats, with passive design methods, low-carbon materials and circular ecologies of natural resources.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Nina Zannieri is the Executive Director, Paul Revere Association.

    History museum and historic sites, already complex organizations that are dynamic public history venues, tourist attractions, versatile businesses, and trusted community resources, are facing numerous challenges as they navigate a health crisis and a national reckoning on matters of race, equity, climate and more. Learn how the Paul Revere House on Boston’s Freedom Trail is managing these issues in a conversation with its long-time Executive Director and Brown graduate, Nina Zannieri.

    You can view “A solemn and perpetual memorial”, an event that Nina Zannieri referred to during the talk, here.  

    JNBC Lectures
  • Snowtown was a small, mixed-race neighborhood in mid-1800s Providence. It was the site of a racially motivated mob attack in the fall of 1831, but it was also home; first to poor Black and white laborers and later to waves of migrants, sailors, extra-legal entrepreneurs, and widowed mothers. By the end of the 19th century, the Snowtown community had been displaced by railroad construction and urban development, including construction of the RI State House.

    The Snowtown Project Research Team is working to recover the history of this diverse community. Please join us to hear a brief introduction to the team’s progress so far. We will discuss people, places and memory as well as the artifacts excavated at the Snowtown site, with time for audience questions.

    Speakers include Ted Coleman, Nkem Ike, Marco McWilliams, Joanne Pope Melish, Heather Olson, Traci Picard, Andrew Polta, and Sylvia Ann Soares.

    Register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-snowtown-exploring-a-lost-neighborhood-tickets-142251176097

  • Art in the public realm has the potential to significantly impact the social and civic life of the communities in which it is based. How can public art center the voices of these communities as well as the vision of its makers? At the Office of Public Art in Pittsburgh, we believe that art can build community and increase social connection. We envision a region in which the creative practices of artists are fully engaged to collaboratively shape the public realm and catalyze community-led change. Our Civically Engaged Public Art program is grounded in equity and social justice and centers collaborations with communities that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in civic processes. The artists with whom we work, who engage in civic practice, go far beyond studio and social practice to co-create with communities. Their work stretches across media and disciplines but shares a common focus on putting people and place first. They trouble the distinction between history and memory, amplifying marginalized stories and entering them into the public record through their work. In this roundtable, you will learn about OPA’s recent civically engaged public art projects, as well as the collaborations between the artists and communities integral to their creation.

    Divya Rao Heffley (PhD’10) is an arts professional with over fifteen years of experience in museums, public art, and art and architectural history. As Associate Director for the Office of Public Art, Divya works with artists and communities on residencies and commissions that address a range of contemporary issues, seeking to foster social justice and cultural equity in public spaces. Prior to joining OPA, Divya managed the Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art from 2013-18. She has served as guest critic for the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art as well as on national juries and panels for artist selections, grants, and portfolio reviews. Divya holds a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University and a BA in the History of Art from Yale University. As an Indian-American immigrant and member of a multicultural family, Divya is a committed advocate of equity in arts and culture and beyond. She grew up in Pittsburgh and has three energetic children as well as a dedicated practice in martial arts.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Doing social justice work often involves pushing organizations out of comfort zones. How do we guide cultural heritage institutions in operationalizing anti-racist values and leverage institutional resources towards engagement with diverse publics? Join cultural strategists Keonna Hendrick and Lauren Zelaya, in conversation with Matthew Branch, MA ’21 for a conversation on educating and programming for a better world.

    Keonna Hendrick is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at the Brooklyn Museum. She is the recipient of the 2019 National Art Education Association’s National Museum Education Art Educator Award, in recognition for her dedication to equity-centered approaches to community engagement and institutional practices. Ms. Hendrick’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Journal of Museum Education (2017), Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today (2014) and the Journal of Folklore and Education (2016). Ms. Hendrick provides professional development to educators in museums and classrooms nationally. She has edited academic volumes devoted to scholarship on anti-racism in museums, including the Journal of Museum Education and Viewfinder; and I have taught university courses at Pratt Institute; Teacher’s College, Columbia University; and School for Visual Arts. She previously served as School Programs Manager at the Brooklyn Museum, where she led the department through the implementation of programs that resulted in culturally responsive engagement, anti-oppressive pedagogy, and equitable distribution of resources to schools with disparate needs across Brooklyn. She holds a B.A. in History and Studio Art from Wake Forest University and a M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.

    Lauren Argentina Zelaya is a cultural producer, curator, and DJ based in Brooklyn, NY. In her role as the Director of Public Programs at Brooklyn Museum, Lauren curates and produces public programs that welcome over 200,000 visitors annually to engage with art in new and unexpected ways. Lauren is committed to collaborating with emerging artists and centering voices in our communities that are often marginalized, with a focus on creating programming for and with LGBTQ+, BIPOC and immigrant communities.

    Matthew Branch is an educator working in Student Affairs and Public Programming; he is the Assistant Director for Student Activities and Special Initiatives at Brown and is a 2nd Year student in the Public Humanities Master’s program.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Please join enrolled Shinnecock tribal member and artist Jeremy Dennis as he discusses his landscape photography project titled ‘On This Site - Indigenous Long Island’ which involves the mapping of sacred, historical, and archaeological Indigenous sites throughout Long Island, New York. Dennis will also share selections from his portraiture work as it relates to themes of representation.
    Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. He currently lives and works in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.
    JNBC Lectures
  • Talk by Courtney J. Martin, Director, Yale Center for British Art. 

    The Yale Center for British Art acquired the painting Elihu Yale; William Cavendish, the second Duke of Devonshire; Lord James Cavendish; Mr. Tunstal; and an Enslaved Servant, ca. 1708 before the museum opened to the public in 1977. The Elihu Yale Group was formed in 2020 and has taken the painting as the subject of a web-based project and gallery reinstallation that will make known its presence in our collection and the multiple ways in which it has been explored by others to make transparent our relationship to its complex history.

    JNBC Lectures
  • In response to sale of the Johnson Publishing Company archives to various nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, Sixty Inches From Center released “Loss/Capture,” a digital editorial project that investigates the current state of Black collections in Chicago. Under the direction of archivists and guest editors Steven D. Booth and Stacie Williams, Sixty published a series of multimedia articles including essays, photography, illustrations, and video, from a range of contributors who hold experience and expertise in Black collections. Booth will discuss the phases of the project from conception to completion and highlight the personal and communal value of Black collections, the careful work necessary for preservation, and the importance of archives in sustaining social identity using contributions from the project.

    Steven D. Booth (he/him) is an archivist, researcher, and co-founder of the Blackivists Collective.

    WEBSITES / SOCIAL MEDIA

    JNBC Lectures
  • Jordan Engel is an independent mapmaker and founder of the Decolonial Atlas, currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY).

    The Decolonial Atlas is a counter-mapping collective centering Indigenous perspectives and challenging Western cartography’s colonial roots. This presentation will highlight many of the maps the Atlas has made over the past 6 years to radically revisualize our world, and how others can help.

    JNBC Lectures
  • Doreen Adengo, AIA, is Principal of Adengo Architecture, LLC in Kampala.

    Doreen Adengo is an architect and the founder of Adengo Architecture in Kampala, Uganda. She has taught studio courses at The New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute, and worked previously for Adjaye Associates. Her firm’s recent work in Uganda includes the design of affordable housing, schools, and a mobile medical clinic that incorporate ecologically sensitive elements such as solar panels and water harvesting capabilities. Adengo is the Conservation Architect on the Uganda Museum, a 1940s modernist building selected for a Getty conservation grant in 2020, and is an expert on modernist architecture in Africa. Adengo’s presentation provides an overview of the firm’s work in Uganda today.

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, JNBC Lectures
  • Kyera Singleton is the Executive Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters, a PhD Candidate in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, and a Visiting Fellow in the History Department at Harvard University.

    How do sites of slavery reckon with their history today? This presentation will think through how historical sites such as the Royall House and Slave Quarters serve as a permanent marker of the history of Northern slavery, the fight amongst enslaved and free Black women and men to define freedom on their own terms, and the role of museums in the preservation of history and the fight for social justice today.

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, JNBC Lectures
  • Gerard Aching is Professor of Africana and Romance Studies, a Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Rural Humanities Initiative at Cornell University.

    In his presentation, Professor Aching will describe how his undergraduate Underground Railroad Seminar led him to contribute to Cornell University’s Rural Humanities Initiative, which the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has funded, and to the initiative’s current Rural Black Lives theme and seminar. Trained as a scholar of 19th-century Caribbean literatures, Aching will also speak about the impact that his public humanities and community-engaged projects has had on his research.

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, JNBC Lectures
  • Join Brown Arts Initiative during the REMAKING the real Fall Festival for a preview of in Pursuit of Venus [infected]with artist Lisa Reihana. The powerful 70 foot long scrolling video is Reihana’s corrective to the historical record, created in response to eighteenth-century views of the Pacific islands as presented in the historic French wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique(Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804-05. Reihana will be joined by Marisa Angell Brown, Assistant Director for Programs, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, Julia Lum, Assistant Professor of Art History at Scripps College, Claremont, CA; performer and cultural historian Annawon Weedon, and Jo-Ann Conklin, Director, David Winton Bell Gallery. in Pursuit of Venus [infected]will be shown at the Bell Gallery in the fall of 2021.

    This event will be presented live as a zoom webinar. No registration required. 

    The REMAKING the real Fall Festival will be held remotely from Sept 28 - Oct 2 and will feature events including:

    • A keynote address by artist Kent Monkman
    • Film screenings and artist talks including Dawson City: Frozen Time by Bill Morrison and Shulie by Elisabeth Subrin
    • A conversation featuring contemporary artist Lisa Reihana
    • State of Urgency, an exhibition of posters from the Print Like You Give a Damn Collective, created during he Summer 2020 protest marches
    • Community artist performances
    • Plus artist talks, workshops, and more
    Arts, Performance
  • Maya Allison is founding Executive Director of The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, the first academic gallery in the GCC. She was curator at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, and before that, at The RISD Museum as Curatorial Assistant.

    This presentation reflects on a chronicle of questions about curating, audience, and meaning in art.

     

    JNBC Lectures
  • In the summer of 2020, challenges to race, memorialization, and icons of power predominated ongoing social, cultural, and political action and art. These scholars will examine how social movements have redefined public space, articulated social justice issues through art, and defied long-standing national icons and monuments. What’s at stake in these movements and gestures and how do art and politics work together to reimagine social space, belonging, and power?

    Presentations by Crystal Feimster, Yale University; Daniel Magaziner, Yale University; Renee Ater, Brown University; and Juliet Hooker, Brown University.

    REGISTER HERE

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    Presented by the Centering Race Consortium, a collaboration between the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity at Stanford University, theCenter for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University.

  • Jobie Hill is a licensed Preservation Architect and Slave House Expert engaged in interdisciplinary research examining the dwellings of American slavery, the influence these dwellings had on the lives of their inhabitants, and is committed to the preservation and education of the history of enslaved people.

    A slave house is like every other American home – a sacred place. It is also an irreplaceable piece of history that simultaneously embodies suffering, yet  perseverance and strong family bonds. Interpretation of slave house architecture, in combination with details from the historical record and stories from actual inhabitants, offers an authentic portrayal of slavery in our nation’s history that has the potential to further collective growth toward cultural self-actualization and allow us to build on a momentum for change to the benefit of all. It honors the undeniable and immeasurable contributions of enslaved people to our country’s success and gives disenfranchised people a voice.

    JNBC Lectures
  • A part of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice’s ongoing series, This is Americaand in collaboration with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Inman Page Council (Brown University’s African American alumni association) the panel Race, Justice and Health Disparities: Barriers to Equality and Citizenship will explore the legacies of racial slavery, social justice and its impact on race, criminal justice and health disparities in the African American community of Philadelphia and beyond.

     

    Panelists include;

    Larry Krasner , District Attorney of Philadelphia

    Wilfred U. Codrington III , Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School

    Dr. Carla C. Moreira , Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown University

    Dr. Giridhar G. Mallya , Senior Policy Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Professor Anthony Bogues , Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University (moderator)

    Government, Public & International Affairs, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, Social Sciences