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Funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities, the Black Heritage Trail of NH will host two additional programs in the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk series. These dialogues act as a catalyst for deeper excavating of New Hampshire’s Black history, while also facilitating intellectual and communal connections between racism’s grip on our past and its contemporary manifestations.
Saturday, January 19, 2:00-4:00 pm, University of NH Law School, Concord Event detailsThis dialogue will explore the history of law and punishment in New Hampshire, disproportionate incarceration rates of racial and ethnic minorities, and the social impact of mass incarceration. Presenters will examine the consequences of incarceration on communities of color, intensifying surveillance and criminalization of poor and Black communities, and what a shift from punitive to restorative justice within our criminal system could look like.
Presenters: Devon Chaffee, Bill Celester, Carlos Camacho, Dan FeltesModerator: Tonya Evans (TBC)
Saturday, February 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Dartmouth College, Hanover Event detailsIn a compelling speech about race in America, Mitch Landrieu said, “There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” Through discussing physical and artistic sites of memory, this panel will explore how widely accepted narratives of our collective past shape and inform our collective present social identity.
Presenters: Dr. David Watters, Eric Aldrich, Joel Christian GillModerator: Dr. Graziella Parati
Both programs are free and open to the public! For more information, visit www.blackheritagetrailnh.org
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.