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In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice (symposium)

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In Person and Virtual

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Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium, hosted by Emory University, will highlight the ongoing efforts and research in the areas of slavery, dispossession, and restorative justice, with a focus on the legacy of racism and its enduring effects at Emory. The event is open to the public at no charge.

The sessions, presented by students, faculty, and community members from Emory and other institutions and communities, will include creative interpretations and dialogue, with a primary focus on the perspectives of Black, Native American, and Indigenous peoples. Selected session topics will include how colleges and universities are responding to the issue of slavery in their histories; student activism on campus; using children’s literature to confront racial injustice; university-Indigenous partnerships; Black women as caretakers of White children, and models of racial healing. One session will feature Indigenous music and an art installation.

The symposium will take place in a hybrid format on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses, with in-person and virtual sessions, as well as physical and digital exhibits. All events are open to the public at no charge.

Schedule overview:

Wed 9/29: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Atlanta campus and virtual)

Thur 9/30: 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. (Atlanta and virtual)

Fri 10/1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  (Oxford campus and virtual)

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