22 May 2024 12:02 PM | Anonymous member

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 from 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
Location: Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland

A keynote presentation by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries of The Ohio State University, with a panel conversation and reception.

America is a product of its past, the sum of four centuries of triumphs and tragedies. But Americans find it difficult, impossible even, to talk openly and honestly about historical events that revolve around race, such as slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration. In this keynote address, Dr. Jeffries will explore America’s distaste for Hard History and preference for nostalgia. He will also highlight critical lessons about racism and democracy that can be learned from confronting Hard History directly.

A panel event following the keynote will feature Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross, Policy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Meagan Sway, Portland Public School's Wabanaki and Africana Studies Lead Fiona Hopper, and a Wabanaki Studies Specialist.

WHERE2024 event, presented by Atlantic Black Box in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Maine Black Community Development, and The Third Place.


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