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Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series: New England’s Public Memory of Slavery and Its Role in the Black Lives Matter Movement

  • Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015
  • Time: 2:00pm
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Featuring James DeWolf Perry. Perry is executive director and co-founder of the Tracing Center, whose mission is to create greater awareness of our nation’s complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. His talk will touch on New England’s role in slavery and our region’s persistent myths about this history, as a lens through which to understand why our racial progress has been so stubbornly slow and why Black Lives Matter is so necessary today. The Center is focused on promoting racial justice, healing, and reconciliation, and inspiring acknowledgement, dialogue, and active response to this history and its many legacies. It was founded in 2009 to build on the work of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.
Co-sponsored by the Board of Mission & Action.

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