Community Forum on Slavery and Justice Report

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Brown to Host Community Forum on Slavery and Justice Report

Exactly two weeks after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice released its report, Brown University will host a forum for the campus community and general public. The first forum will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Brown University will host a community forum to discuss the recently released report by the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. Members of the Committee will respond to questions, comments and suggestions from the campus community and the general public.

This forum, the first in a series, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.

The report, commissioned by President Ruth J. Simmons in 2003, outlines the University’s historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and makes recommendations about the ways that the University might fully and accurately acknowledge that past and move forward. The full report and related materials are available on the University’s Web site at http://www.brown.edu/slaveryjustice.

Printed copies of the report are available at cost ($7.50) at the Brown Bookstore, 244 Thayer St., or by e-mail or phone (locally: 863-3168; outside Rhode Island: 800 695-2050, press 2 for General Books). Shipping is $4 for the first copy plus $1 for each additional copy to the same address.

Who:
Professor James Campbell and other members of the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

What:
Forum on the committee’s report, with question and answer session

Where:
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101, on The College Green

When:
4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006

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