Memory and Slavery

  • Founded
    2001
  • Seminar Number
    689

The foundational premise of this seminar centers on the continued effects of slavery—in a wide variety of forms—in the United States. Such social constructs depend upon human conceptions, behaviors, and key neurobiological regulatory mechanisms sculpting them. Simultaneously, the seminar considers the ways in which the past may be experienced in the present; that is, the slavery of memory.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the discussions focus upon many important contemporary debates in psychology, biomedical science, its policy, and bioethics. Members of this seminar include scientists, sociologists, clergy, physicians, therapists, scholars and others who share an interest in learning from the collective memories of slavery.


Co-Chairs
Mr. John Delfs
jrdelfs@gmail.com

Dr. Pilar Jennings
pj38@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Jane Forner
jif2109@columbia.edu



Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

11/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
1:00 PM
The Historical Backdrop of the Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families
Soffiyah Elijah, Alliance of Families for Justice
Abstract




12/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
1:00 PM

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