Universities Studying Slavery 2019 Fall Symposium
“The Academy’s Original Sin”
When : October 9-12, 2019
Where : Xavier University & the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are proud to co-sponsor the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2019 Symposium, entitled “The Academy’s Original Sin.” USS is a multi-institutional collaborative effort working to address historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and university communities, and the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.
This symposium encourages collaboration among—and unites scholars from—a broad range of colleges and universities to better understand the role of enslaved people and their relation to higher education. Slavery’s legacy in the American academy is demonstrated in myriad ways, from African-American access to higher education and discussions surrounding reparative justice, to racism and discrimination within academe and battles to rename places/spaces on college campuses nationwide. The Fall 2019 Symposium continues the conversation, focusing on the enslavement of people of African descent and how that enslavement manifested itself in the development of U.S. educational institutions. Moreover, it will directly question these complicated legacies.
A block of rooms have been reserved under “USS 2019 Symposium” at the following location, and all participants are invited to contact the hotel directly to confirm lodgings. The block of rooms will “close” either on September 15, 2019, or when all rooms on the block have been reserved. Blocks are limited, so BOOK EARLY!
UC and XU will provide complimentary shuttles from CVG:
UC and XU will provide complimentary shuttle from Saturday morning venue to CVG:
Rates include breakfast, a limited number of “Student” rates are available directly through symposium organizers, and tax-exempt status will be recognized ONLY IF: