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2021/2022 Sawyer Seminar — Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-Based Histories of the Americas.

December 07, 2021 3:30 PM
Riley Moran

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Tulane University’s 2021/2022 Sawyer Seminar, Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-Based Histories of the Americas, takes New Orleans as a key case study for a broader understanding of settler-colonial, formerly slavery-fueled economies in the Americas using the theme of site-based public history and memorialization.

The first event in this series, New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro: Exploring urban displacement in Treme and Valongo Wharf, highlights community activism in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro as ways to challenge disinvestment in Afro-descendant neighborhoods and raising questions about the tendency for these places to be subordinated to outward-facing urban “renewal”.

Film Screening 
6 - 8:00 PM Stone Auditorium 
Please join us for a film screening of Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans with an introduction by Dr. Pamela Sertzen.


Panel Discussion  
3:30 - 6 PM Diboll Gallery, the Newcomb Commons

The Sawyer Seminar at Tulane University presents a panel discussion featuring Dr. Lorraine Leu, Sara Zewde, Freddi Williams Evans, moderated by Dr. Adrian Anagnost and featuring a performance from Luther Gray.


Site visit 
1:30 – 5 PM New Orleans African American Museum

RSVP Required

Led by staff of the New Orleans African American Museum this experiential visit will feature significant sites in the Tremé, ending with a meal, conversation, and performances at Congo Square.
Free and open for all to attend, this event is limited to 30 guests, reserve your spot by emailing ctucker6@tulane.edu. Please note the time is currently tentative and may be subject to change.