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Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference

Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference

Presenter(s): Kari Winter, University at Buffalo Transnational Studies
Date: October 19, 6 pm-October 21, 2017 9 pm

Acclaimed scholars and activists will discuss how to democratize our imaginative, intellectual, artistic, and public landscapes through the inclusion of diverse histories.

The galvanizing center of our conversations will be an extraordinary group of descendants of prominent 18th- and 19th-century African American antislavery activists. Partnering with humanities scholars, the descendants will promote public engagement with and production of African American history through multiple media, including genealogical research, memoir, films, television, statuary, visual arts, museums, museum exhibitions, community foundations, celebration days, quilts, and food. In addition, activists, artists, and scholars from around the US and from the city of Buffalo will discuss their work in fields of racial justice, city planning, and community-building.

Aside from the Saturday evening of jazz, the conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For registration, full list of speakers, and the 3 day schedule, visit:

This conference is made possible by the generous co-sponsorship of the UB Gender Institute as part of Gender Week, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and the Departments of English, History, and Transnational Studies.