Brown Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice


Spring 2020

In light of the University's most recent COVID-19 travel and event guidelines, effective March 13, 2020 the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice will be postponing its spring programs, including public events, school visits, and walking tours until further notice. For up-to-date, campus-wide information, please visit the University's COVID-19 Updates website.

January 2020

January 14th, 2020 - Beyond 1619: Engaging Our History, Advancing Our Narratives

January 23rd, 2020 - Making Alternative Freedoms: Slavery, Freedom and the Making of the Modern World (Glasgow)

February 2020

February 2nd, 2020 - An Artful Career Practicum @ Tudor Place (Washington, D.C.)

February 10th, 2020 - Curating African Art in the 21st Century, Evening Lecture with Dr. Carol Thompson; part of the Advanced Knowledge Working Group

February 27th, 2020 - Harriet Screening and Discussion

March 2020

March 10th, 2020 - Why Untangling Our Red, White, and Black Heritage Matters, Evening Lecture with Dr. Darnella Davis; part of the Advanced Knowledge Working Group

POSTPONED: March 18th, 2020 - "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century" Evening Lecture with Dr. William A. Darity, 2020 Debra L. Lee Lecturer

POSTPONED: March 31st, 2020 - "The Price for Their Pound of Flesh" Evening Lecture with Dr. Daina Berry

April 2020

POSTPONED: April 1st, 2020 - Lunch Talk with Rui Gomes Coelho

POSTPONED: April 8th, 2020 - Entangled Legacies: Community Dinner

POSTPONED: April 9th, 2020 - Entangled Legacies: Artist Panel

POSTPONED: April 8th, 2020 - Lunch Talk with Dr. Pepjin Brandon; part of the Race, Slavery, Colonialism and Capitalism Research Cluster

POSTPONED: April 9th, 2020 - Doctors, Violence, and Ethics: A Case Study from the Atlantic Slave Trade, Evening Lecture with Dr. Carolyn Roberts; part of the Race, Medicine, and Social Justice Research Cluster

POSTPONED: April 10-11th, 2020 - Race, Slavery, Colonialism and Capitalism Research Cluster Conference, in partnership with the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)

POSTPONED: April 23rd-24th, 2020 - Evening Lecture with Dr. Aisha Finch, part of the Slavery, Subversion, and the Work of Empire Conference

May 2020

May 5th, 2020 - Racism and covid-19 in Rhode Island: The Physician Experience a virtual panel, part of the Race, Medicine, and Social Justice Research Cluster. Watch a recording of the panel online here

June 2020

June 11th, 2020 - This Is America series Black Lives: Structural Violence, Protest, and Change a virtual panel. 

June 29th, 2020 - This is America Series Breaking the Thin Blue Line of Bigotry: How Outcries for Police Reform have led to Calls for Abolition, a virtual panel. 

Fall 2019

September 2019

September 24th, 2019 - "Scars of the Trade: Family, Recognition, and Incest in Slavery and Freedom" Emerging Scholars Lunch Talk with Alexis Neumann

September 25th, 2019 - Open House Reception

October 2019

October 10th, 2019 - "Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the 19th Century United States" Lecture by Laura Edwards; part of Slavery's New Materialism Seminar

October 18th -19th, 2019 - Family Weekend

October 22nd, 2019 - Emerging Scholars Lunch Talk with Anne Kerth

October 24th, 2019 - Lunch Talk with Edouard Duval-Carrié The Art of Embedded Histories

October 24th, 2019 - Human Trafficking in Brazilian and Jamaican Contexts

October 29th, 2019 - Opening Reception: "The Art of Embedded Histories" by Edouard Duval-Carrié

November 2019

November 5th, 2019 - Lecture by Terence Keel "Ghost in the Race Machine: How Religious thought Haunts the Biomedical Sciences" part of Race, Medicine and Social Justice Research Cluster

November 12th, 2019 - Emerging Scholars Lunch Talk with Kelsey Lizotte

December 2019

December 5th-6th, 2019 - From Slave Ships to Black Lives Matter

December 12th, 2019 - Gallery Exhibition Opening: Revolution, Loas, and the Art of Blackness