‘If These Walls Could Talk’ Showcase and Future Ways

The College or university of Charleston Alumni Affiliation is internet hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 7 p.m., entitled “If These Partitions Could Chat Showcase and Future Steps.” The occasion will be held in advance of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the conclusion of slavery in the United States.

A panel of CofC faculty and alumni will share their insights and skills on craftsmanship, artistry and labor of enslaved Africans who were being tasked with creating the 13th oldest school in the United States. The discussion builds off of the School-manufactured documentary If These Partitions Could Talk, which examines the record of enslaved Africans who created structures on the University of Charleston campus.

The panel will share artifacts found in the vicinity of campus, initiatives underway to commemorate and honor the legacy of those people enslaved Africans who contributed to the building of the College or university, as well as applications and curriculum assets to tell and enlighten students, school, employees, alumni and local community members about racial fairness and social justice.

“After the film’s profitable premiere in March, inquiries circulated among the campus associates inquiring what occurs future?” claims Charissa Owens, director of diversity training and schooling in the Business of Institutional Diversity, who will moderate the webinar. “The Alumni Association’s webcast ‘If These Walls Could Speak Showcase and Up coming Steps’ will go over what these measures can be. Showcasing our own esteemed Shannon Eaves, assistant professor of African American history Anthony Greene, assistant professor and director of the African American Studies Program and alumna Olivia Williams ’15 (M.A. ’21), a record interpreter at McLeod plantation and graduate assistant at the  Avery Investigate Center for African American Historical past and Tradition. We discuss truthfully about the socially responsible actions the Faculty is taking now and what is on the horizon to go on honoring the operate of enslaved laborers though strengthening supports for African American/Black students, faculty and staff.”

Viewers are inspired to look at If These Walls Could Speak prior to attending the webinar for added context.

Registration is free, but a $10 donation to benefit the Middle for the Research of Slavery in Charleston is proposed. Register On the net BY TUESDAY, JUNE 15. You will receive a affirmation electronic mail in 24 hours following a thriving registration.

Particulars and registration information are on the net at: https://aa.cofc.edu/if-these-partitions-could-speak-webinar-2021.