Baruch Reads & Discusses: Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation and Hears Co-Editor Dionne Ford Discuss the Work of Coming to the Table

Resources available through the Newman Library related to the book Slavery's Descendants for readings and discussion and Feb. 13 talk by Dionne Ford about the work of Coming to the Table, a national racial reconciliation organization.

Tuesday, Feb. 4. Reading & Discussion of Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Reconcilation

Baruch staff and faculty will read selected chapters from Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They will facilitate discussions about the chapters in which descendants of the enslaved and enslavers share their experiences.

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 4

Where: NVC Room 14-266

Sessions : 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Refreshments Available

 

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Slavery's Descendants

Readers and Discussion Facilitators for Feb. 4

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood...."

From Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream Speech," delivered August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Staff and faculty reading chapters from Slavery's Descendants and facilitating discussions are:

10 to 11:30 a.m., Adia Tucker, Assistant Director/Career Counselor,  Starr Career Development Center and Elizabeth Merrick, PhD, Adjunct Professor and Staff Psychologist, Baruch College Counseling Center

11:30 am to 1 p.m. Ronni Umles, Assistant Director, Student and Volunteer Relations, Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement and Emelie Ali, Program Coordinator, Baruch Honors Program

1 to 2:30 p.m.  Anna D’Souza, PhD, Associate Professor, Marxe School and Robert Kunicki, Assistant Director, Student Success, Assessment, and Enrollment Initiatives

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Harmony Osei, Assistant Director and Advisor for Provost Scholars, Baruch Honors Program and Rita Ormsby, Associate Professor and Information Services Librarian, Newman Library

 

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 4

Where: NVC Room 14-266

Sessions : 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m

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Thursday, Feb. 13, Dionne Ford Discusses the Work of Coming to the Table

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Author and journalist Dionne Ford

A co-editor of Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race & Reconciliation, Dionne Ford is a descendant of both the enslaved and enslavers.

The author and journalist is a member of the nonprofit organization Coming to the Table.  She will discuss the work of this national organization, with chapters in New York, to bring together descendants of the enslaved and enslavers to share their histories, to build communities, to heal and to move toward eliminating racial inequality, injustice and oppression.

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Rackow Conference Room, Room 750, Information and Technology Building  (the "Library Building"), 151 E. 25th St.

Includes Lunch

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a national non-profit working toward racial reconciiiation