1619 Project Workshop
Date(s) - 2019-11-16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This year is the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to reach America. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing this anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are. The Times featured this anniversary in its August 18th issue which included a 16-page insert plus the 100 page NYT Magazine.
The workshop, sponsored by the Coalition for Racial Justice (a sub-committee of the Social Justice Steering Committee), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday morning, Nov. 16. Participants can register at the Social Justice Information Table each Sunday morning or on the rolling cart and may be asked to pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of the materials.
To learn more about this 400th anniversary, go to: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?module=inline