Making Place Matter Series: Activating History for Social Justice at Duke

Activating History for Social Justice at Duke began as a Bass Connections research project led by Robin Kirk and Cultural Anthropology PhD student Matthew Sebastian. The project examined Duke’s history and revealed not only deep roots in white supremacy, but a hidden legacy of progressive activism that fundamentally changed the university for the better. This history is also reflected in the physical appearance of the campus, through the removal of some sites; the addition of new sites; a revised naming policy for areas and buildings; and a program of education and information built around sites of history that includes tours, faculty and student orientation, and classes. Join us for this faculty/staff/student workshop where we will examine the spaces and places embedded in Duke's institutional memory and ways we can build the community we want for ourselves and our successors.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
West Duke 101, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room