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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Slavery by Another Name
7:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Studio One
154 Angell Street
Moderated by Prof. Mekala Audain
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This screening is part of the Black History Month Film Series in collaboration with the Providence Public Library.  

Friday, February 27, 2015
Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street
In partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America


The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice invites applications for a one-year position (2015-2016) as the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Slavery and Justice. Applicants should apply online here.



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The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public educational mission.   Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas, the CSSJ will create a space for the interdisciplinary study of:

  • historical forms of slavery
  • how the legacies of slavery shape our contemporary world 
  • contemporary forms of human bondage

To further this study, CSSJ will establish research programs designed to foster deeper understandings about the issues of justice, human rights, and freedom today.

The CSSJ is dedicated to a policy of global public engagement on the issues of slavery, human bondage, and justice.  We will explore these issues by:

  • convening public forums
  • intervening in national and international debates
  • developing collaborative partnerships  of research and activities with scholars, activists, individuals, and institutions committed to these issues. 
  • holding conferences and workshops around these issues

To learn more about the origins of CSSJ, please visit our history page.