Africana Collections and Cultural Programs in Baltimore: Symposium II

Working together to steward Africana legacies in Baltimore and beyond.

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PROGRAM AGENDA

Thursday, June 3, 1 – 4:30 PM

Welcome

Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Professor of History and English and Director of the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, Johns Hopkins University

What We Cherish

A conversation about some of the crucial Africana artifacts, works of art, events, and activities that our organizations are responsible for.

Angeka Rodgers-Koukoui, Co-Director of the Community Archives Program, University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives

Keynote Presentation

Andrea Jackson Gavin, Grant Writer, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, and former Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Center (Chicago)

Next Steps

Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Professor of History and English and Director of the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, Johns Hopkins University

Garden party at a central location (details provided upon event registration), 6:00-7:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)

Friday, June 4, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Africana Collections and Cultural Programs Survey: Some Initial Insights

Kali-Ahset Amen, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Sociology and Center for Africana Studies and Associate Director, Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, Johns Hopkins University

Gabrielle Dean, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University

Inheritance Baltimore: A Brief Introduction

Kali-Ahset Amen

Race and Power in Collaboration

Discussion moderated by Dr. Wayne Rose, historian, community organizer and racial justice consultant

Exploring Collaborative Models

A conversation about different ways to achieve common goals, align resources, and nurture trust.

Reflections and Conclusion

Kali-Ahset Amen and Lawrence Jackson


If you engage in historical and cultural preservation related to Black Maryland, we are interested in learning about the assets and challenges that inform your work. Please complete this brief survey about your role and organization.