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1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium
November 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host the 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium, inviting ‘conversants’ from communities that were thrown together as a result of the slave trade and European colonialism in both Africa and the Americas. This one-day symposium, featuring Native/Indigenous Americans, African Americans, Africans, Europeans and White Americans (descendants) will offer their unique insights and reflections on the 400th year since the eventful moment in 1619 when those enslaved Africans arrived at Point Comfort near the English settlement at Jamestown, in what is now Virginia. The event will feature two keynotes (morning and afternoon) that will serve as the foundation for the conversations that will take place between invited guests. Participants include: Chief Lynette Allston, Pura Fe Crescioni, Dr. Jessica A. Krug, Dr. Freddie Parker, Dr. Alan Rice, and Dr. Neil Roberts.