Student Advisory Committee Teach-in Schedule Spring 2013

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice's Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee Presents a series of Teach-in Community Conversations:

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

Anthony Bogues, Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Marco McWilliams, Convenor, Providence Africana Reading Collective
Seth Rockman, Associate Professor of History

This teach-in explores Brown University's historic relationship with slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade with reference to its broader historical context, and re-introduces and critically evaluates the Slavery and Justice Report as an important attempt to grapple with the university's complicity and questions of retrospective justice. Further, it discusses the mission, future, and possibilities of the Center as one significant product of the Report.  

Racial Slavery & Its Reverberations
March 14, 2013

6:30 PM
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
167 Thayer Street 

Corey D. B. Walker, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair
Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Professor of History and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Visiting Professor of Africana Studies and Former Field Secretary, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee

This teach-in critically engages with the history of racial slavery, the resistance of enslaved people and their descendants, and its legacies in the modern world. It focuses on the United States, but with attention to slavery's global dimensions and ramifications. 

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

This teach-in examines several of the many and varied forms of contemporary human bondage, including human trafficking and migrant labor,and their intimate linkages with slavery. It will also discuss sites of resistance and possible ways of moving forward.

Panelists include:

Mariela Martinez from Student Labor Alliance

Oscar Otzoy, Coalition of Immokalee Workers 

Claudia Sáenz, Student/Farmworker Alliance

Raymond Watson, Executive Director, Mount Hope Neighborhood Association and Chief Wauchaunat Band of the Narragansett Nation

Student Advisory Committee Info Session immediately following this event: Please join the student leaders of Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice's Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee for snacks and information about how to get involved.