Emory’s “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession” Symposium Registration is open!

September 13, 2021

Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium will highlight the ongoing efforts and research in the areas of slavery, dispossession, and restorative justice, with a focus on the legacy of racism and its enduring effects at Emory University.

The sessions will include creative interpretations and dialogue, with a primary focus on the perspectives of Black, Native American, and Indigenous peoples. For a complete list of sessions and speakers, see our online program schedule. You can also sign up for symposium updates. 

The symposium begins Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 6 pm with prayers, blessings, rituals, and acknowledgements, followed by keynote remarks and an opening reception. The programming continues from 9 am to 6:45 pm on Thursday, September 30, on Emory University’s Atlanta campus, and 8:30 am to 5 pm on Friday, October 1, on its Oxford campus. 

This symposium will take place in a hybrid format, with attendees welcome to participate either virtually or in-person at Emory University’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses. 

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