As this nation marks a full 400 hundred years of inequality since 1619 when the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, we invite our community to join with nationally prominent scholars and community activists in a one-day symposium examining this American legacy. How does the racial and social oppression forced upon enslaved Africans and their descendants translate to the racial inequities we see today?
Our quest is to understand not only context, ramifications, causes, and outcomes, but also what African Americans —and all Americans—are going to do. What are the remedies, successful interventions, and steps necessary for achieving equity today?
Monday, September 23 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.