Below is a sampling of what to expect this year. The schedule is subject to change. Please check back soon to see the most up-to-date schedule, as well as details and links for confirmed events.

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit the event webpage below to RSVP and complete your registration. 


Spring 2017 Events

February 2017

February 1, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with Anthony Di Lorenzo, "Democracy, Disorder, and Abolition in the Early United States, 1789-1800"

February 15, 2017 at 5:00PM
Evening Talk with Sam Roberts, "Harm Reduction, Health Activism, and the History and Future(s) of Racial Justice"

February 16, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with the Civil Rights Movement Initiative

February 16, 2017 at 5:30PM
Evening Talk with Christy Clark Pujara, "Dark Work: The Business of Rhode Island Slavery"

March 2016

March 1, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with Emily Hainze, "Wayward Reading: Encountering the Archive of the Early Women's Prison in the United States"

March 4, 2017
Film Series: Hidden Figures
A Collaborative Screening with the Sarah Doyle Women's Center

Find tickets for the screening here.

March 8, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with Adam Thomas, "Black Skins and White Hearts: Race, Emancipation, and Possibilities of Community in South Carolina and Jamaica"

March 9, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with JCB Fellow Linda M. Rupert, "Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Rethinking Inter-imperial Marronage in the Circum-Caribbean"

March 9, 2017 at 4:30PM
Exhibition: "Uncovering the Institution presents: A Dream Deferred”

March 16, 2017
Evening Talk with Loren Spears and Robert Geake, “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution”

March 22, 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with Matthew Wyman-McCarthy, "Reforming Empire: Slavery and Sovereignty in the British Atlantic, 1783-1807"

April 2016

April 5, 2017
Film Series and Moderated Discussion: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

April 7 & 10, 2017
Human Trafficking Research Cluster Events 

April 8, 2017
Reading Across RI: Bryan Stevenson 

April 13 , 2017 at 12:00PM
Lunch Talk with Alex Gourevitch, "What Was Civil Disobedience?: MLK, Labor, and the Liberal Philosophers"

April 19, 2017
Lunch Talk with Jordan Brewington, "Runaway Slave Advertisements and the American University: Undergraduate Scholarship at Columbia University"

April 20, 2017
Lunch Talk with Evelyne Trouillot, "Thinking Slavery Beyond the Abstract" 

April 27, 2017
Talk with Sowande' M. Mustakeem, "Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage"

May 2016

May 1-2, 2017
2017 Debra Lee Lecture on Slavery and Justice: Stanley Nelson Jr's "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" Screening and Lecture

May 12, 2017
Talk with Wendy Warren, "New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America"

May 24-27, 2017
Commencement Activities

June 2016


Fall 2016 Events

September 2016
September 6, 2016
CSSJ Open House  

September 16, 2016
Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role?

September 22, 2016
Indian Slavery: An Unspoken History
Part of the Seventh Annual New England Native American Culture Week  

September 26, 2016
Lunch Talk with Renée Neely 
Navigating Freedom: Waterways of the Underground Railroad – The Dismal Swamp, Tidewater Virginia and Coastal North Carolina 

 September 29, 2016
Lunch Talk with Prof. Leo Garofalo
CSSJ & John Carter Brown Library Fellows Series: Black European Sailors, Soldiers, Travelers, and Traders to the Spanish Americas, 1500s and 1600s

October 2016
October 5, 2016
Black Power and Critical Oral History Lunch Talk 

October 6, 2016
Lunch Talk with Prof. Larry E. Tise 
CSSJ & John Carter Brown Library Fellows Series: Slavery & Citizenship in the United States 

October 13, 2016
Lunch Talk with Prof. Siobhán McGrath
Anti-slavery as Development: A Postcolonial Critique 

October 14, 2016
Policing the Planet Conference

October 17, 2016
Lunck Talk with Holly A. Pinhero 

October 18, 2016
Lecture on Metabolic Syndrome and the Dangers of Colorblind Scientific Racism 

October 21-23, 2016
Family Weekend 2016

October 24, 2016
Lunch Talk with Prof. Keith Catone and Prof. Alexa LeBoeuf 
CSSJ Faculty Associate Series: Interactive Environments for Learning and Dialogue about Intersectionality 

October 27, 2016
"A Native Indian of New England Born and a Free Man": Stories of Indian Slavery and Freedom in colonial Rhode Island  

October 27 & 28, 2016
Captive Genders Conference 

October 28 & 29, 2016
Slaves and the Law: Comparative Questions and Approaches

October 31, 2016
Lunch Talk with Crystal Nicole Eddins 
CSSJ & John Carter Brown Library Fellows Series: African Diaspora Collective Action: Rituals, Runaways, and the Haitian Revolution  

November 2016
November 3, 2016
Lunch Talk with Aisha Zamor 

November 7, 2016
Lunch Talk with Westenley Alcenat 
CSSJ & Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery Fellows Series: Revolutionary Transnationalism: Prince Saunders, Haitian Emigration, and the Problem of Citizenship in the Age of Atlantic Slavery 

November 11, 2016
Lunch Talk with Prof. Linford Fisher
CSSJ Faculty Associate Series: Land of the Unfree: Indians, Africans, and the World of Colonial Slavery  

November 14
Lunch Talk with Prof. Andrew Dial
CSSJ & John Carter Brown Library Fellows Series:  Jesuits and Slaves in the Americas and Beyond: 1550-1828

November 17, 2016
Lunch Talk with Philip Misevich
CSSJ & Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery Fellows Series: The 19th Century Abolition Campaign in Southern Sierra Leone 

December 2016
December 1, 2 & 3, 2016
Slavery and Global Public History: New Challenges
In partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University