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Harvard & Legacy of Slavery Event


“Setting the Table: Descendant Communities, Institutions, and Engagement Toward Possible Futures”

When: Thursday April 20, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Harvard Commons, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA

Event Description

The Harvard & Legacy of Slavery Memorialization Committee invite you to explore the complexity of history and memory, and the role communities play in helping institutions reckon with the past in the present. This first installment in a series of programs focuses on the change-agents and descendant community voices shaping the future of this work at James Madison’s Montpelier. To set the table and anchor this important dialogue, a framing introduction will be provided by FAS Chief Campus Curator Brenda Tindal, and Professor Vince Brown will serve as moderator. 

This conversation is hosted by Harvard Common Spaces, and is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts.


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact, Project Manager for Arts and Culture, in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please note that the university will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.