SRMP Annual Colloquium will be held March 28-29

The Slavery, Race and Memory Project (SRMP) cordially invites the campus community to its Annual Colloquium, which this year features an opening keynote lecture titled “Just Medicine” by Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. Matthew, dean and Harold H. Green Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, will discuss racial health disparities in the U.S., describing some of the causes, the role bias plays and possible solutions and steps to decrease these disparities. As a trained lawyer who does work and research on medicine, Matthew brings a unique lens to the intersection of health, health disparities and the country’s obligation to improve health for all. To register for Matthew’s Lecture, click here.

Informational flier for the WFU Slavery, Race and Memory Project's Annual Colloquium, March 28-29, 2021.

On Monday, March 29, the Colloquium will host several virtual events, including a research/resource panel discussion, a faculty panel and a student panel conversation.

March 29 event times, panelists and registration links appear below:

Research/Resource Panel at 2 p.m.- Click here to register

From the Wake Forest Museum on the original campus, the Special Collections located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Archives and Library of Reynolda House, this panel will discuss the plethora of resources available to our learning community, as well as ways in which we can utilize them in the future.

  • Moderator – Rian Bowie, associate teaching professor of English
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
  • Sarah Soliem, manager of community and academic learning, Wake Forest Historical Museum
  • Bari Helms, director of Archives & Library, Reynolda House

Faculty Panel at 3 p.m. – Click here to register

  • Moderator – Dean Franco, Winifred W. Palmer professor of English and director of the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute
  • Carrie Johnston, digital humanities research designer, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
  • Corey D.B. Walker, Wake Forest professor of Humanities and director of the African American Studies Program
  • Mir Yarfitz, associate professor of history, Henry S. Stroupe Faculty Fellow, and interim director of Jewish Studies
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of Special Collections & Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Student Panel at 4 p.m. – Click here to register

Comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, this panel will discuss  ways in which their coursework, travel experiences and scholarship have engaged with the Slavery, Race and Memory Project.

  • Moderator – Derek Hicks, associate professor of Religion and Culture, and director of the Center for Research, Engagement and Collaboration in African American Life (RECAAL)
  • Lynn Huffard (’21), art history & communications
  • Kate Pearson (’22), history
  • Gail Brown (MDIV ’21)
  • Michael Eley (MDIV ’21)

The Colloquium’s closing keynote lecture is titled “Five Row: Reynolda’s Lost Village” and will be delivered by Gigi Parent, director of internship development for the Business and Enterprise Management (BEM) Program in the Wake Forest University School of Business. Held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 29, the presentation will discuss the Historical Five Row neighborhood of African American residents and its connections to Reynolda, Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University. To register for Mrs. Parent’s lecture, click here.