Slavery and Our Roots: A Community Dialogue

This is an 11-event series that started Feb. 27 and ends on the first day of Spring, March 21.

{Q}Lectures are as follows:

Mondays, March 6 -- Slavery Today

Wednesdays, March 11, 18 -- Northern Slavery and Racism

Thursdays, March 12, 19 -- Slavery's Legacy

Saturday, March 21 -- Closing: Exploring and Celebrating Who We Are{Q}

Slavery and Our Roots is a rich offering of events and facilitated community discussions. It will address the hidden and the distorted, helping us to think through together what keeps us from achieving social justice, both locally and globally. "Slavery and Our Roots" is a call to explore subjects festering beneath the surface of our everyday lives. As we listen to hitherto hidden stories we can better grasp our roots, who we are today and where we need to go.

This community dialog builds on the effort of many local groups working towards healing and consciousness-raising. It also grows out of Beyond Boundaries' mission to encourage cross-cultural understanding and self-awareness.

The Dialog will happen at various venues in Syracuse and Fayetteville and will consist of opening and closing events that bracket three mini-series, each dedicated to an aspect of slavery. All events are open to the public and, except for the March 21 closing celebration, are free.

Co-presenters: Beyond Boundaries and the Cultural Resources Council Co-Sponsors: Le Moyne College, Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, Community Folk Art Center, SU's African American Studies, Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc., Fayetteville Free Library.

Contact: 478-4571 or aggielane@verizon.net or beyondboundariescny.org.

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