Events

Below is a sampling of what to expect this year. Please check back soon to see the most up-to-date schedule.

All events are free and open to the public.

Spring 2016 Events

Ongoing through March 13, 2016
Exhibit: Slave shackles at the Hay Library
On display as part of the Vestiges of the Transatlantic Slave Trade exhibition at the John Hay Library 

January 2016
January 29, 2016
Opening: Slave shackles at the Hay Library
On display as part of the Vestiges of the Transatlantic Slave Trade exhibition at the John Hay Library

January 29, 2016
Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Meeting 

February 2016
February 1, 2016
Black History Month Film SeriesGhosts of Amistad screening 
In Partnership with the Providence Community Library and Center for Reconciliation 

February 5, 2016
Lunch talk with Dr. Emily Button
E Pluribus Unum? An Archaeology of Race and Community in Sag Harbor, NY 

February 8, 2016 (Rescheduled for March 23rd)
Black History Month Film SeriesBelle screening 
In Partnership with the Providence Community Library and Center for Reconciliation  

February 11, 2016
Youth Lunch Talk: CSSJ's Civil Rights Movement Initiative 

February 12, 2016
Emerging Scholars Series: Prof. Caree Banton lunch talk 
Encounters on the African Coast: Labor in the Remaking of Blackness in Liberia

February 17, 2016
How Structural Racism Works: A Roundtable Conversation 

February 18, 2016
Lunch talk with Prof. Barbara Ransby
For graduate and undergraduate students

February 18, 2016
Black History Month Film SeriesNightjohn screening
In Partnership with the Providence Community Library and Center for Reconciliation  

February 19, 2016
Seizing the Means of Reproduction Conference 

February 20, 2016
The CSSJ, Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Talk at the Newport Public Library

February 24, 2016
Prof. Manisha Sinha: Book Launch
The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

February 25-28, 2016
Rhythm of Change Festival 

February 29, 2016
Black History Month Film SeriesSelma screening  
In Partnership with the Providence Community Library and Center for Reconciliation 


March 2016
March 4, 2016
Emerging Scholars Series: Prof. Shauna Sweeney 
Market Marronage: Black Women Traders and Cartographies of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica  

March 7, 2016
Lunch talk with Prof. Christine Walker
“Natural” Children: Baptized Out of Slavery in Colonial Jamaica

March 7, 2016
2016 Annual Debra L. Lee Lecture
Professor Barbara Ransby: The Black Freedom Movement Today in the Era of the "Post-Racial"

March 10, 2016
Lunch talk with CSSJ's Civil Rights Movement Initiative

March 11, 2016
Gallery Opening: "Hurt People, Hurt People: A Transformative Justice Art Space for (Micro)aggressions"

March 14, 2016
Get inFormation: Black Youth on Black Lives
Exploring the complexities of Blackness
BCSC Formal Lounge 6-8

March 16, 2016
Emerging Scholars Series: Prof. Jamie Parra lunch talk
Of Persons and Things in Charles Chesnutt's Conjure Tales 

March 21, 2016
Talk with Prof. Joel Quirk
The Fictive Coherence of Global Struggle: Combating ‘Modern-Day Slavery’ in Rhetoric and Practice

March 21, 2016
Civil Rights Movement Initiative
Discussion Panel at Providence College  

March 23, 2016 (Rescheduled from February 8th)
Black History Month Film SeriesBelle screening 
In Partnership with the Providence Community Library and Center for Reconciliation   

March 24, 2016
Lunch talk with Prof. Zoe Trodd 
Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century 


April 2016
April 4, 2016
Philippine Sex Worker's Collective and Global Anti-Trafficking Activism  

April 5, 2016
Lunch talk with Dr. Leslie James
Trans-Atlantic Passages: Journalistic Technique and the Black International in West African and Caribbean Newspapers, 1937-1950

April 8, 2016
Lunch talk with Jennifer Tosch
 Trans-National Cultural Heritage Tourism:
Exploring the "Hidden History" of New York's Native American-African-Dutch Heritage 

April 13, 2016
Panel: Black Atlantic Crosscurrents 

April 14, 2016
Talk with Prof. Barnor Hesse
Racism's Alterity
 

April 15, 2016
Lunch talk with Prof. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer
Slave Horse: From Rhode Island to the Wider Atlantic World

April 18, 2016
The Anti-Trafficking Industrial Complex

April 20, 2016
Banished Film Screening  

April 22, 2016
Lunch talk with Tatiana Gellein, Graduate Fellow for the Study of Race and Health Inequities 
Introducing the Speculum: Literary Personifications of Dr. J Marion Sims, the “Father of Modern Gynecology," and His Slave Medical Experimentations 


May 2016
 May 6, 2016
Healing Words: An Open Mic Night

May 13, 2016
The Iberian Slave Trade: A Global Perspective

 May 14, 2016
The DoubleBack: Inquiries into Freedwomen's Gaze

May 26, 2016
Tango or Tangle with History?
Poetry workshop with Evie Shockley, the 2016 Heimark Artist-in-Residence

May 27, 2016
Exhibition Opening: The Black Shackle: African Americans and the Coal Economy 

May 28, 2016
Commencement Forum: Creating a Participatory Archive

May 28, 2016
The Liquid Plain: Slavery in Rhode Island 

Fall 2015 Events

September 2015
September 10, 2015
First Readings: The New Jim Crow Lecture

September 16, 2015
Lunch talk with Raymond Wolfe, former Jamaican Ambassador to the U.N.
The International Remembering of Atlantic Slavery

September 18, 2015
Lunch talk with Sam Jones '18 
Archiving Black Abolitionist Papers in the John Hay Library

September 18, 2015
CSSJ Student Open House & Reception 

September 21, 2015
Black Lives Matter: Recognizing and Minimizing Trauma Among Black Youth 

September 28, 2015
Lunch talk with Connie Crawford
Muleskinners of Greenville, MS: Interviews with African-American Men who Built the Levees with Mules 

September 29, 2015
Slavery, Incarceration, and the Making of Modern New Orleans
New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

October 2015
October 2, 2015
Lunch talk with Prof. Keisha-Khan Perry, 2015 CSSJ Faculty Associate, and Lydia Kelow-Bennett, Ph.D. Candidate
Feminist Research, Engendering Blackness, and the Impact of Police Militarization

October 2, 2015 
The American Slave Coast Book Launch with authors Ned and Constance Sublette

October 2, 2015
Katrina After Ten Symposium 

October 6, 2015
Lunch talk with Craig A. Landy, Esq.
The Topham Case and the Irish Contribution to the Antislavery Movement in New York in the early 1800s

October 6-9, 2015
Transatlantic Legacy: Full Circle
Providence premiere of works by artist Tony Ramos

October 8, 2015
Lunch talk with Prof. Geri Augusto, 2015 CSSJ Faculty Associate
The "disarray of nature": Expressive forms and symbolism in the CSSJ slave garden
 
Conversation with Prof. Douglas Armstrong
Creating a National Park Honoring Harriet Tubman: Archaeology, Preservation, and Public Interpretation at the Harriet Tubman Home

October 15, 2015
Bearing Witness: African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831
New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

October 16-18, 2015
Family Weekend 2015

  • Reception Open House
  • Forum: "Global Explorations of Human Trafficking: Race and Labor"
  • On display:  A Peculiar Aesthetic Exhibition
  • On display: Exhibition of Works by Artist Tony Ramos

  • October 19, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Vitor Izecksohn
    War and Slavery in the Rio de La Plata Basin: The Triple Alliance against Paraguay (1864-1870)

    October 20, 2015
    Affective Objects: Selling Pleasures in the New Orleans Slave Market
    New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

    October 22, 2015
    The Frankenstein of Slavery: Middle Passage Studies & The Future of Memory
    New Directions in the History of U.S. Slavery series

    October 23, 2015
    Confronting Our History and Working Towards a Just Society
    A talk by Prof. Anthony Bogues

    October 24 - 25, 2015
    Levee Mule Holler
    Developed and directed by Connie Crawford 

    October 29, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Samuel Okyere 
    Deconstructing trafficking and enslavement of children in the modern era: evidence from children’s involvement in artisanal gold mining work in Ghana 

    October 29, 2015
    W.E.B. Du Bois,  Max Weber, and the Origins of Sociology

     

    November 2015
    November 3, 2015
    Lunch talk with Yevan Terrien 
    "After so many repeated maronnages”: Slavery and Runaways in French Colonial New Orleans (1738-1748)

    November 5-6, 2015
    Caribbean Poets in Conversation

    November 10, 2015
    Emerging Scholars series: Prof. Chris Dingwall
    Staging Slavery: Race, Mass Amusement, and the Birth of the Nation
     
    November 12, 2015
    Talk with Prof. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
    Eating in Dubai: The Labor Conditions of Migrant Domestic Workers

    November 13, 2015
    Book Launch Reception: The Art of Mali Olatunji: Painterly Photography from Antigua and Barbuda

    November 18, 2015
    Community Action Research Methods Workshop with Tara Burns: Policing and Sex Trafficking In Alaska

    November 24, 2015
    Brown University Community Council Meeting (BUCC)
    Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Director Anthony Bogues will discuss the work of the Center, followed by a discussion of 
    Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University. 

    December 2015
    December 2, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Fabienne Viala
    Caribbean Embodied Memory: Body-discourses and Reparations for Slavery

    December 3, 2015
    Lunch talk with Prof. Greg Childs
    Between Secrecy and Publicity: Sedition, the Archive, and the 1798 Tailor's Conspiracy of Bahia, Brazil  

    December 4, 2015
    Lunch talk with Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf 
    Invisible American Maroons