This fall brings a series of regional conferences across the Partner institutions in CIC’s Legacies of American Slavery network. Curious about a particular legacy theme? Be sure to check out the conferences happening this month! Keep an eye out for more opportunities.
September 9-10 ● Meredith College (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Voices of Change Conference
This conference provides a collaborative educational, action-oriented space for those who want to study and support the voices of Black women and women of color seeking to bring change to the political system in the United States, starting with North Carolina. We will strategize about ways to elevate the political voices of Black people and people of color in the face of sustained efforts to silence those voices.
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Featured guest—Dawn Blagrove (Emancipate NC): Blagrove, once a post-conviction staff attorney, is a leading voice in North Carolina. Demanding an end to mass incarceration and the dismantling of systemic and institutional racism, Blagrove has been recognized as an expert in racial equity and criminal justice.
September 23-24 ● Austin College (Sherman, TX)
Confronting Racial Violence and Resistance
This convening will highlight ongoing work to identify racial violence and resistance as legacies of American slavery, confronting those histories of violence and lifting up strategies of resistance. Bringing together community leaders, writers, artists, scholars, educators, and students, this convening will acknowledge and address such legacies with a particular focus on the Texas-Oklahoma region. Looking at everything from community history and commemoration efforts to the visual arts and creative writing, we invite you to join us to learn, contribute, and move the conversation forward in spaces designed for generating conversations and sharing experiences.
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Featured panelists: Karlos K. Hill, Adam McKinney, Tammie Rubin, Lawrence Scott, Kate Shuster, Roseann Bacha-Garza, Kalenda Eaton, Todd Moye, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Melissa Thiel, Evie Shockley, LaToya Watkins, Terry Anne Scott.