Spring 2022 Event Series

Theme: Freedom Education

Watch this space for updates on additional events.

Ritual of Remembrance

Friday, January 21, 2022, 1pm–2:30pm
Location: Outside of Homewood Museum
Co-sponsored by the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, Center for Africana Studies, Center for Social Concern, and Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center

This is a community gathering to remember those who were enslaved at Homewood on the Johns Hopkins University campus and the legacy of Black labor that has made institutions thrive for centuries in America.

Join Urban Foli traditional African drumming and dance, contribute to a participatory art project, hear what researchers have learned of the ancestors’ stories, leave a note on the wall of remembrance, and name the ancestors as people and not slaves on the walk of remembrance. All are welcome.

Further details here

Co-sponsored Spring 2022 Events

  • Center for Africana Studies Speaker Series: The Challenges of Africana Studies 50 Years On
    A Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    Thursday, January 27, 2022, 4:00pm-5:30pm
    Location: TBD (hybrid) [register here]

    Professor Taylor is a scholar of anti-Black racism, public policy, radical politics, and social movements. She was written three award-winning books, including Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020. Taylor has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for work on her next book. She is also a recipient of the 2021 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. Taylor is a contributing writer at The New Yorker.

    Check out RIC’s interview with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, conducted by PhD student Raychel Gadson, in Public Books.