The following is a list of Tracing Center programs, including dialogues and film screenings, as well as other events offered by Tracing Center staff or featuring our documentary, Traces of the Trade, as an educational or dialogue tool.

Unpacking Race Symposium, Brown University (with Debby Irving)

If you are interested in arranging a screening, dialogue, or other program about the history of slavery and/or the legacy of slavery, race, and privilege, please contact us at

Upcoming screenings and events

The following events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

May 15, 2017, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Mass. Katrina Browne and James DeWolf Perry are participating in the school’s diversity day, screening Traces of the Trade, offering school-wide discussion, and leading workshops on slavery, race, and privilege.

June 2, 2017, John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation National Symposium, Tulsa, Okla. Katrina Browne leads a screening and discussion of Traces of the Trade.

June 14, 2017, “Giving Voice to Long-Silenced Millions: Interpreting Slavery at Historic Sites,” Charleston, S.C. Kristin Gallas will lead this workshop as part of “Transforming Public History: From Charleston to the Atlantic World,” a conference at the College of Charleston.

June 17, 2017, 1:00pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Beverly, N.J. Juneteenth screening of Traces of the Trade, with discussion led by Rev. Jayne Oasin and DeWolf family member Elizabeth Sturges Llerena.

June 23, 2017, 6:30pm, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Public screening and discussion with Katrina Browne. Part of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa’s Summer Ministry School and Retreat.

July 14, 2017, “Slavery in the Colonial North: An NEH Teachers’ Institute,” Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. James DeWolf Perry will lead a workshop about connecting the history of slavery to its legacy today.

July 30, 2017, 5:00pm, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. Screening and discussion with producer/director Katrina Browne.

August 14, 2017, Mystic and Noank Library, Mystic, Conn. Screening and discussion with Elizabeth Sturges Llerena.

Recent screenings and events

Below is a list of screenings and other events in 2016 and 2017. For full listings of events in calendar year 2015 and earlier, please see the links in the upper-right-hand corner of the page.

January 26, 7:00pm, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Birchwood Café, Minneapolis, Minn.

January 27, 7:00pm, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, Minn.

February 6, 9:00am-1:00pm, Royall House & Slave Quarters, Medford, Mass. Tracing Center workshop on interpreting slavery for staff and volunteers.

April 8, Uses of ‘Traces of the Trade’ in the Classroom,” conference session for the Organization of American Historians 2016 Annual Meeting, Providence, R.I.

April 14, 7:00pm, “Black Lives Matter: An Historical Context,” Newton, Mass. A discussion of the historical context for the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring Daunasia Yancey of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Tracing Center’s James DeWolf Perry, and excerpts from the documentary Slavery by Another Name.

April 15, 4:30pm-7:00pm, Portland Community College, Portland, Ore. Screening and discussion for Whiteness History Month.

April 21, 6:30pm-9:00pm, First Baptist Church, West Hartford, Conn.

May 14, 1:30pm, Niles Discovery Church, Fremont, Calif. Co-sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center.

May 20, Teaching Slavery and Race,” Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Kristin Gallas is offering this session as part of “Slavery and Race in Colonial America,” the Eighth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators.

May 25, 9:15am-6:30pm, “Best Practices for Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites,” Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, Va. Tracing Center workshop for public history professionals, with Kristin Gallas.

July 22, 7:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass. Screening of Traces of the Trade and discussion of the film with Katrina Browne.

July 24, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Afro Flow Yoga, Cambridge, Mass. This is a racial healing workshop featuring Leslie Salmon Jones, Katrina Browne, and Jeff Jones, and offered in conjunction with the July 22 screening of Traces of the Trade above. For more information, see here.

September 29, 7:00pm-9:00pm, The Robbins House, Concord, Mass. Screening and discussion of Traces of the Trade with Elon Cook of The Robbins House and the Center for Reconciliation, and the Tracing Center’s Katrina Browne.

September 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass. This is the first session of a two-part workshop on racial healing, with the second session on October 2. Featuring Afro Flow Yoga’s Leslie Salmon Jones and the Tracing Center’s Katrina Browne. For more information, see here.

October 2, 2:00pm-5:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass. This is the second session of a two-part workshop on racial healing, with the first session on September 30. Featuring Afro Flow Yoga’s Leslie Salmon Jones and the Tracing Center’s Katrina Browne. For more information, see here.

October 6, 5:00pm, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. Screening and discussion of Traces of the Trade with Katrina Browne.

October 24, 6:30pm, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. Screening and discussion of Traces of the Trade with Katrina Browne. Sponsored by the Tulane Center for Public Service, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Welcome Table of New Orleans.

January 26, 2017, 7:00pm, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, Mass. Free screening, sponsored by No Place for Hate – Falmouth.


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