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The 1619 Project and the Matter of Black Lives
The 1619 Project retells the history of the U.S. by foregrounding the arrival 401 years ago of enslaved Africans to Virginia. What is the impact of slavery on the country’s founding principles, economy, health care system, educational institutions, popular music and visual representations? Join us for the kick-off of a month plus exploration of the 1619 Project that culminates in the visit of Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the project.

Moderator:
• Sandra Harvey (African American Studies)
Speakers:
• Jessica Millward (History)
• Davin Phoenix (Political Science)
• Kaaryn Gustafson (Law)
• Zachary Price (Drama)
Discussion Facilitators
• Miguel Hernandez (Student Affairs)
• Maria-Gratias Sinon (European Languages and Studies)

This event is 60 minutes. All are welcome to stay for a bonus 30 minute facilitated discussion.

Suggested Podcast/Readings:
• The 1619 Podcast 1: “The Fight for a True Democracy”
• Nikole Hannah-Jones, “Our Democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true,” pp. 14-22
• Tiya Miles, “Chained Migration: How Slavery Made its Way West,” pp. 22-26
• Jamelle Bouie, “American democracy has never shed an undemocratic assumption present at its founding: that some people are inherently entitled to more power than others,” pp. 50-55
• Shadow of the Past, p. 98

To read the 1619 Project, see: https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
To access the podcasts, see: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/oceanproject

Oct 8, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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