2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice sponsored events around the theme of Ships of Bondage, Freedom, and the Knowledges of the Enslaved.  We explored this topic through a number of mediums including film screenings, book readings, a scholarly conference, and a public exhibition.

October 3, 2012
5:00 PM
Sons of Providence reading and talk by author Charles Rappleye
Salomon Building 
69 Waterman Street

December 11, 2012
4:00 PM
Open House
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall Building
194 Meeting Street 

February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
Ships of Bondage and Rebellion film screenings every Wednesday evening in February followed by a facilitated conversation.  All screenings took place at Rhode Island Hall, Room 108, 60 George Street.

February 6, 2013
5:30 PM screening; discussion to follow
Traces of the Trade with Prof. Anani Dzidzienyo 
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 
60 George Street

February 13, 2013
5:30 PM screening; discussion to follow
Tamango with Brandy Monk-Payton 
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 
60 George Street 

February 20, 2013
5:30 PM screening; discussion to follow
Amistad with Prof. Corey D.B. Walker 
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 
60 George Street   

February 27, 2013
5:30 PM screening; discussion to follow
Burn! with Prof. Anthony Bogues 
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108 
60 George Street 

February 25, 2013
The 2013 Debra L. Lee Lecture on Slavery and Justice:
Marcus Rediker: The African Origins of the Amistad Rebellion 
5:30 PM
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

95 Cushing Street

February 28, 2013
Slavery, Justice, & the University
6:30 PM
List Art Building, Room 110
62 College Street 

March 1, 2013
Screening of Lincoln (2012) and Q&A with Prof. Michael Vorenberg
5:30pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street

March 14, 2013
Racial Slavery & Its Reverberations
6:30 PM
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
167 Thayer Street 

April 15, 2013
6:30 PM
A Carceral Society
List Art Building, Room 120
62 College Street 

April 24, 2013
Marian Anderson String Quartet: Songs of the Middle Passage Discussion
7:00 PM
George Houston Bass Performance Arts Space at Churchill House
155 Angell Street

April 25, 2013
Contemporary Forms of Human Bondage
6:30 PM 
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
167 Thayer Street

April 29, 2013
Screening of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
5:30 PM
Salomon Center, Room 001
69 Waterman Street 

April 30, 2013
Panel Discussion: Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
6:00
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge (2nd floor) 
75 Waterman Street  

May 9, 2013
5:30 PM
Exhibit Opening: Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom
Brown Center for Public Humanities
Carriage House Gallery
357 Benefit Street (Rear Entrance) 

May 10 & 11, 2013
9:30-4:00 PM
 Symposium: The Slave: Freedom on My Mind / Knowledge / Memory / And the Arts of the Enslaved  
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street

May 25, 2013
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Race, Slavery, and Contemporary American Life 
Commencement Forum
Brown Center for Public Humanities
Music Room
357 Benefit Street (Rear Entrance)  

June 5, 2013
6:00 PM
Racial Profiling in Rhode Island 
George Houston Bass Performance Arts Space at Churchill House
155 Angell Street
Free and Open to the Public