The following screenings and other events took place in calendar year 2015. For recent and upcoming events, please see our main screenings and events page.
January 18, 1:30pm-4:30pm, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This is a screening of Traces of the Trade followed by an audience discussion with our executive director, James DeWolf Perry.
January 19, 1:30pm, Keynote address for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Planning Committee of Saratoga Springs. To be delivered by our executive director, James DeWolf Perry.
January 25, “From Emancipation to Equality: What History Tells Us About the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” United Church of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. This Tracing Center workshop follows up on a weekend retreat the Tracing Center offered for the church last fall, and asks: what is holding us back from having a genuine national conversation about police encounters with black citizens and persistent racial inequities?
January 26, New Garden Friends School, Greensboro, N.C. The Tracing Center will be offering two sets of programs on this day, one for middle school students and one for upper school students.
January 27, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, High Point, N.C. This is a Tracing Center program featuring our film, Traces of the Trade, and based on our national campaign, “From Emancipation to Equality.”
January 27, 7:00pm, High Point University, High Point, N.C. This is a Tracing Center program featuring Traces of the Trade and a discussion with our executive director, James DeWolf Perry, offered for the university community.
January 28, High Point University, High Point, N.C. The Tracing Center will be offering classrooms programs on campus this day.
January 30, 10:00am, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. Screening and discussion with James DeWolf Perry, via videoconference.
February 3, 5:00pm, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. With Katrina Browne. Part of the university’s 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week.
February 4, 2:00pm, “Bias, Baggage, and Beyond,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Seminar with Katrina Browne on racism and racial bias, white privilege, and historical myth.
February 5, 7:00pm, launch event for Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites, Royall House & Slave Quarters, Medford, Mass. NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED due to weather, until February 23.
February 8, 4:00-7:00pm, Afro Flow Yoga, Cambridge, Mass. For Black History Month, a screening of our Traces of the Trade and S. Pearl Sharp’s The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water, with discussion led by Leslie Salmon Jones and our own Katrina Browne.
February 10-11, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata and Prince Frederick, Md. Tracing Center programs sponsored by the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office. POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
February 21, 9:00am-11:30am, “Unpacking Race: An Essential Conversation in Schools and in Homes,” Brown University, Providence, R.I. Keynote presentation by Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White, and James DeWolf Perry, on the role of race in the education of young Americans, as part of a two-day symposium on this topic.
February 23, 7:00pm, launch event for Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites, Royall House & Slave Quarters, Medford, Mass. Editors Kristin Gallas and James DeWolf Perry will speak about the book and lead a conversation about the relevance of the history of slavery in contemporary society. NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED due to weather, until May 6.
February 24, 2:30pm, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Md. First of two Tracing Center programs at the college, this afternoon event is at the Prince Frederick campus.
February 24, 6:00pm, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, Md. Second of two Tracing Center programs at the college, this evening event is at the La Plata campus.
April 11, 12:45pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Staten Island, N.Y. Talk by Elizabeth Sturges llerena. Sponsored by Episcopal Church Women of Staten Island.
April 11, 6:00pm, The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro, Vt. Hosted by Southern Vermont Racial Justice.
April 15, 8:00am-5:15pm, “Giving Voice to the Long-Silenced Millions: Best Practices for Interpreting Slavery at Historic Sites and Museums,” Nashville, Tenn. This is a day-long Tracing Center workshop for public history professionals, offered as part of the National Council on Public History’s 2015 Annual Meeting.
April 16, 6:00pm, “Rhode Island’s Slave Trade History,” Cathedral of St. John, Providence, R.I. This panel discussion on the proposed Center for Reconciliation in Rhode Island will include the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Jr., the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, and from the project’s partner organizations: Professor Anthony Bogues of Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; James DeWolf Perry, executive director of the Tracing Center; and Ray Rickman of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
April 27-28, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock, Ark. Tracing Center workshop on issues of race and the interpretation of African American history, offered by Kristin Gallas and Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine.
April 30, 7:00pm, Gilder Center for the Arts, The Wheeler School, Providence, R.I. This event is sponsored by the Central Congregational Church (UCC) of Providence, R.I.
May 4, 5:30pm, Grace Church in the Mountains, Waynesville, N.C. Screening and discussion with Dain and Constance Perry.
May 6, 7:00pm, Launch event for Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites, Royall House & Slave Quarters, Medford, Mass. Editors Kristin Gallas and James DeWolf Perry will speak about the book and lead a conversation about the relevance of the history of slavery in contemporary society.
May 8, 7:00pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, Chicago, Ill. In conjunction with St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bronzeville.
May 11, 9:00am-5:00pm, Interpreting Slavery Workshop, Kansas City, Mo. Workshop on interpreting slavery offered by Kristin Gallas. Open to the public and sponsored by Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Center for Midwestern Studies.
June 28, 12:00-2:30pm, Episcopal General Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah. Screening with facilitated conversation led by Constance and Dain Perry. Open to the public.
June 30, 6:45pm-9:15pm, Episcopal General Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah. Screening with facilitated conversation led by Constance and Dain Perry. Open to the public.
July 29, 7:00pm, Willett Free Library, Saunderstown, R.I.
August 12, 7:00pm, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
August 23, 3:00pm, Boston Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony, Faneuil Hall, Boston, Mass.
September 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm, St. Michael’s Church, Bristol, R.I. This screening and discussion of the film will include James DeWolf Perry and is sponsored by the Center for Reconciliation in Providence, R.I.
October 11, Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia, Mo.
October 17, 10:00am-3:00pm, Symposium on Slavery and Race, Philadelphia, Penns. Symposium on the role of the Episcopal Church in slavery and race, held by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Participants include Katrina Browne and James DeWolf Perry.
October 18, 2:00pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, Marblehead, Mass. With Rev. David Pettee.
October 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Trinity Church, Newport, R.I. This screening and discussion of the film will include James DeWolf Perry and is sponsored by the Center for Reconciliation in Providence, R.I.
October 29, 6:00pm-9:00pm, “Reparations for Slavery: A Film and Public Debate,” African Caribbean Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. This is a screening of our documentary “Traces of the Trade” for the U.K.’s Black History Month, followed by a public debate on reparations. Sponsored by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) in collaboration with the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival.
November 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm, St. Paul’s Church, Wickford, R.I. This screening and discussion of the film will include James DeWolf Perry and is sponsored by the Center for Reconciliation in Providence, R.I.
December 13, 2:00pm, “New England’s Public Memory of Slavery and Its Role in the Black Lives Matter Movement,” Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series, Great Barrington, Mass. James DeWolf Perry will speak at this program in the series.