A conference convened by the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
The Committee's goal in convening this conference is in response to Brown President Ruth J. Simmons charge to us, which called on the Committee to "help the campus and the nation come to a better understanding of the complicated, controversial questions surrounding the issue of reparations for slavery," and "to explore comparative and historical contexts that may shed light on the issues of reparations and retrospective justice."
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th
Free and open to the public.
Opening remarks will be offered by President Ruth Simmons
Panels will be held on:
Truth, Reconciliation and Apology
Teaching Historical Injustice
Locating Responsibility: Individuals versus Institutions
Restitution, Reparations and Compensation
There will be a Keynote Dialog
Participants include Elazar Barkan, Michael Bazyler, Alexis Dudden, Lord Anthony Gifford, Constantin Goschler, Ben Kiernan, Dirk Moses, Melissa Nobles, Charles Ogletree, Kirk Savage, Wally Serote, Ervin Staub, Adam Strom, Peter Uvin, Margaret Walker, and James Young.
Film: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North by Katrina Browne
More information can be found at:
Department of History
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