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Confronting Our Past: The Role of Memorials and Memorialization


Public monuments and memorials reflect the values and attitudes of communities that design them, and shape the way societies understand particular moments in their history. How should a country memorialize aspects of its past that are shameful and regrettable? What should be done with public symbols of the confederacy? What lessons can we draw from other countries that have addressed injustices of the past through memorializations that are meaningful? Please join us Wednesday, March 13, for an in-depth discussion on the role of memorials in confronting America's legacy of slavery and its potential for inter-communal healing with Professor James Young (UMass, Amherst) and others. Venue: TBA