Gallery Night Exhibition: The Art of Race (Providence)
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Night Exhibition: The Art of Race (Providence)

A temporary exhibition and dialogue hosted by the Center for Reconciliation (CFRRI) & the RISD Museum for Providence Gallery Night.

Join Center for Reconciliation Program Director and Curator, Elon Cook, and RISD Museum Chief Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs, Jan Howard, for a special opportunity to explore and discuss art and artifacts in the RISD museum archive. Investigate historical artifacts documenting America's history of slavery, witness the protest and arrest of a black teen during the Civil Rights Movement and discuss how various artists explore, interpret and find healing through art.

Space is limited, so RSVP: goo.gl/zJRpLE

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Walking Tour: College Hill & the International Slave Trade (Providence)
Jul
14
2:30 PM14:30

Walking Tour: College Hill & the International Slave Trade (Providence)

  • Brown Street and Power Street Providence, RI (map)
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Organized by the Center for Reconciliation (CFRRI), this 2 hour, 1-mile walk will explore 200 years of history and lead you inside 4 local historic sites.

Meet at the intersection of Brown and Power Street in Providence (by the John Brown House).

Tickets are $20 per person, with a discount for groups.

RSVP: info@cfrri.org and https://goo.gl/BHzX31

For more information on the Center for Reconciliation, see CFRRI.org

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The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, #DignityInProcess and Folkthought (Providence, RI)
May
27
5:30 PM17:30

The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, #DignityInProcess and Folkthought (Providence, RI)

  • George Houston Bass Performing Art Space, Churchill House (map)
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This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Rooted in their artistic research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Resident ChE Ware has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University’s relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual. Weaving between rooms, this multidisciplinary experience is articulated as feet pounding, percussive gestures of Afro-Contemporary choreography, storytelling, and procession. This performance makes the Afro-Indigenous medicine of the ring shout visible as a tool for activism, community dialogue, and healing. #DignityInProcess was made possible through the support of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice.

George Houston Bass Performing Art Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street.

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Reception Open House at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (Providence, RI)
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Reception Open House at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (Providence, RI)

  • Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (map)
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This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

For centuries, the institution of slavery pervaded every aspect of life in American, and its reverberations are still keenly felt today. We invite you to the Center’s 19thcentury house for a special reception to meet our faculty, staff and students. While you are at the Center you can view the exhibit on display in our gallery, Maker Unknown? Material Objects & the Enslaved, a stunning glass wall art piece Rising to Freedom and a symbolic slave garden.

Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, 94 Waterman Street.
 

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Commencement Forum: Rhode Island Middle Passage and Ceremonies Port Markers Project (Providence, RI)
May
27
12:30 PM12:30

Commencement Forum: Rhode Island Middle Passage and Ceremonies Port Markers Project (Providence, RI)

  • 85 Waterman Street Providence, RI, 02912 United States (map)
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This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Convened through the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies Port Marker Project (RI MPCPMP), seeks to acknowledge the history of the transatlantic slave trade in port cities by bringing Rhode Island communities together to acknowledge this past through educational commemorative markers and memorials.  Made up of volunteers from the community, local organizations and universities, the project has helped to catalyze and connect people across the state to engage with the history and legacies of the slave trade locally. Learn more about this local Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP), and how CSSJ has worked to share its scholarly resources with a broad public.

85 Waterman Street, Room 130
 

 

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Exhibit Opening Reception of Maker Unknown? Material Objects & the Enslaved (Providence, RI)
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Opening Reception of Maker Unknown? Material Objects & the Enslaved (Providence, RI)

  • Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (map)
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This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

A tobacco pipe, a ledger, a portrait, a table.  What can the art, objects, and records left behind by history tell us about how enslaved and free communities in Rhode Island lived and interacted with each other? Join us for the opening reception of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice’s new exhibition, Maker Unknown? Material Objects & the Enslaved.

Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, 94 Waterman Street.

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Black Spatial Relics Project: Artist Talk
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Black Spatial Relics Project: Artist Talk

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Heimark Artists-in-Residence Jaymes Jorsling and ChE Ware discuss the development and intersections of their projects #DignityInProcess and Tripping Over Roots over the course of the Black Spatial Relics Project. This artist talk will be facilitated by CSSJ Graduate Fellow, Arielle Julia Brown ‘17.

Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, Lower Level 

 

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The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, Tripping Over Roots (Providence, RI)
May
25
to May 26

The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, Tripping Over Roots (Providence, RI)

  • George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, (map)
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This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Thursday and Friday
7:00pm

Tripping Over Roots is a new play by Heimark Artist-in-Resident, Jaymes Jorsling that follows three Black men from eras of enslavement, Jim Crow and the contemporary moment as they encounter each other in the woods. Confronting and seeking solace from the violences of their times, they clash, exchange and collaborate to find freedom. Tripping Over Roots is directed by Ken Matt-Martin MFA ‘19 and produced by the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, with support of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, and the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program.

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street.

 

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Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island

  • Warren Town Hall; Town Council Chambers (2nd floor) (map)
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In colonial Warren, at least 98 men, women, and children were enslaved. They labored on farms large and small, in commercial business and within private homes, Using wills, inventories, government records, newspapers, and published works, the Warren Middle Passage Project team has researched Warren's earliest families, finding the people who lived with them, labored for them, and hoped one day to be free.

Hear their stories and learn more about Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the Tranatlantic Slave Trade.

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The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, #DignityInProcess (Providence RI
May
24
to May 25

The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, #DignityInProcess (Providence RI

  • John Nicolas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Wednesday & Thursday
5:30pm

Rooted in their artistic research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Resident ChE Ware has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University’s relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual. Weaving between rooms, this multidisciplinary experience is articulated as feet pounding, percussive gestures of Afro-Contemporary choreography, storytelling, and procession. This performance makes the Afro-Indigenous medicine of the ring shout visible as a tool for activism, community dialogue, and healing. #DignityInProcess was made possible through the support of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, 357 Benefit Street.

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, Tripping Over Roots (Providence, RI)

  • George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Saturday, May 27, 2017
11:00am

Tripping Over Roots is a new play by Heimark Artist-in-Resident, Jaymes Jorsling that follows three Black men from eras of enslavement, Jim Crow and the contemporary moment as they encounter each other in the woods. Confronting and seeking solace from the violences of their times, they clash, exchange and collaborate to find freedom. Tripping Over Roots is directed by Ken Matt-Martin MFA ‘19 and produced by the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, with support of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, and the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program.

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street.

 

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Evening Talk with Wendy Warren, "New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America"
May
12
5:12 PM17:12

Evening Talk with Wendy Warren, "New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America"

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:30pm
John Carter Brown Library
94 George Street 

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Join us for a CSSJ Talk with Wendy Warren, entitled, “New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America.”

Wendy Warren reconfigures colonial history by sharing how New England’s economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. The growth of the northern colonies was dependent on the Atlantic slave trade. She reveals how indigenous people were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and how prominent colonial families were motivated by their slave-trading investments. 

This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History at Brown University.

Please RSVP here.

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Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Join us for a CSSJ Talk with Sowande' M. Mustakeem, entitled, "Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage."

Sowande' M. Mustakeem's study explores the social conditions and human costs embedded in the world of maritime slavery, and how the Middle Passage was a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage. Mustakeem teases out the social histories and dynamics of power between those on slave ships: captains, sailors, surgeons, and enslaved people. She offers provocative insight into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence in the Atlantic Slave Trade.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History at Brown University. 

Please RSVP here.

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Lecture by Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara: “Dark Work:  The Business of Slavery In Rhode Island”
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Lecture by Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara: “Dark Work: The Business of Slavery In Rhode Island”

  • John Carter Brown Library, Brown University (map)
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Join us for a JCB Evening Talk with Christy Clark Pujara, titled, "Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island."

 This event, part of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, was made possible through the generous support of the John Carter Brown Library and the University of Rhode Island. Copies of Dr. Clark-Pujara's book will be available for purchase and signing at the events.

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Context and Connection for Invisible Bodies Exhibit I: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s
Feb
11
to Feb 17

Context and Connection for Invisible Bodies Exhibit I: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s

  • URI Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (map)
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January 23-February 18, 2017- This exhibition explores Rhode Island’s textile industry and its connections to slavery, the slave trade and other related institutions from 1783 to the 1850s.

In 1703, Rhode Island recognized and legalized enslavement. Just over one hundred years later, the United States Congress passed a federal law banning the international slave trade, which curiously heralded a boom in the domestic slave trade. Slavery was not outlawed in Rhode Island until 34 years later.

With particular emphasis on Rhode Island’s economy from 1783 to the 1850s, this exhibition will use text, images, artifacts, and multimedia installation to explore the interdependence of our country’s economy and its intrinsic links with the institution of slavery, and the international and domestic slave trades.

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Exhibit: Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s
Jan
23
to Feb 18

Exhibit: Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s

  • University of Rhode Island Main Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

January 23-February 18, 2017- This exhibition explores Rhode Island’s textile industry and its connections to slavery, the slave trade and other related institutions from 1783 to the 1850s.

In 1703, Rhode Island recognized and legalized enslavement. Just over one hundred years later, the United States Congress passed a federal law banning the international slave trade, which curiously heralded a boom in the domestic slave trade. Slavery was not outlawed in Rhode Island until 34 years later.

With particular emphasis on Rhode Island’s economy from 1783 to the 1850s, this exhibition will use text, images, artifacts, and multimedia installation to explore the interdependence of our country’s economy and its intrinsic links with the institution of slavery, and the international and domestic slave trades.

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