Upcoming Events

Past Events

THE CONFEDERATE BEHIND THE HALL: STEPHEN ELLIOTT DIALOGUE

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:30 University Art Gallery. This is the first in a series of dialogues about Sewanee residence halls named for Confederate figures. Come to learn about Stephen Elliott and dialogue about what it means to live or work in these spaces! Co-sponsored by the Roberson Project, Residential Life, & Dialogue Across Difference

MOVING TOWARD REPAIR? COMING TO TERMS WITH SLAVERY AND RACISM IN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HISTORY

A Lecture by Kirt von Daacke, Professor of History, The University of Virginia Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The Founders Ballroom, The Sewanee Inn. Sponsored by Southern Studies, The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation, and the University Lectures Committee

Just Mercy Screening and Panel

Film Screening, February 26 at 5PM in Guerry Auditorium Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration, February 27 at 6PM in Guerry Auditorium Co-Sponsored by the Sewanee NAACP, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Civic Engagement, and 213-A Leaders Program

Jesus and Slavery Dialogue

Continuing the conversation from Dr. Glancy's lecture. Monday, February 17 at 4:30 in the EQB House.

Where do we go from here?

November 11 4:30-6PM Convocation Hall A conversation about reparations and Sewanee

CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS & EPISCOPAL CHURCHES WORKSHOP

Held on November 5-7 in Sewanee, Tennessee

Richard Cellini Lecture

"Slavery & the Old School Tie: Shouldering Responsibility for Alma Mater’s Role in the Slave Trade" was held on September 23, 2019 in Convocation Hall. Watch a recording of this lecture on our YouTube channel!

  • Lecture by Diane Nash, co-founder of SNCC and Alabama Voting Rights Project, entitled“The Movement of the ‘60s: A Legacy for Today” 
  • Lecture by Amy Louise Wood, Professor at Illinois State, entitled "The Legacy of Lynching in American Life" a collaboration with UT-Chattanooga which included a screening of Who Was Ed Johnson?
  • Lecture by Craig Steven Wilder, Professor at MIT and author of Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities 
  • Gessell Fellows Presentation Monuments to Sin: Theology, Commemoration, and Episcopal Parishes 
  • Lecture by Josh Rothman, Professor at the University of Alabama entitled  “'He has been for many years engaged in the traffic in human flesh': John Armfield and America's Domestic Slave Trade” 
  • Lecture by Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing entitled "Racial Healing and Reconciliation: The inner and outer Journey" 
  • Panel discussion entitled “Visions of Unity: Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Legacy of Bishop Carpenter” with Dean J. Neil Alexander of the School of Theology and the Rev. Brandt Montgomery, Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, LA

View select recordings of lectures and events on YouTube