Get involved with ‘In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession’ symposium

Sept. 21, 2021

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“In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice” will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses. Registrations are still being accepted for attendees and volunteers.

There’s still time to participate in the symposium “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice,” set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2021, and hosted by Emory University. The symposium will take place on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses, with in-person and virtual sessions as well as physical and digital exhibits. The symposium is open to the public at no charge. Register to attend the symposium.

Organizers also are seeking Emory and Oxford student, faculty and staff volunteers to help with symposium events. Visit this page to volunteer.

Presenters will include students, researchers and faculty from Emory and other universities and institutions. Experts ranging from librarians and chief diversity officers to archivists, organization founders and artists will also lead sessions.

Topics of discussion 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 justice; university-Indigenous partnerships; Black women as caretakers of white children; models of racial healing; and more. One session will feature Indigenous music and an art installation.

For more information, visit the symposium website.