The Symposium Planning Committee is continuing to refine the preliminary schedule.  All events will be held at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center (SLC).

Thursday, March 21, 2019
2:00 pm         Registration Opens
4:00 pm         Opening Remarks
                                 Caroline Vincent & Jay Clayton
                           Musical Interlude
                                 Eric Dozier & Friends
4:15 pm          “Reflecting on the Culture that Grounds Us”
                                 Carlton Turner
5:45 pm          Networking Reception
7:45 pm          Reception Adjourns

Friday, March 22, 2019
8:15 am         Registration Continues
8:15 am         Continental Breakfast Served
9:00 am         Pathways for Cultivating Equity within Institutional Contexts
                                  Marta Moreno Vega, Anasa Troutman and Aaron Dworkin
10:45 am       CoffeeTalk: Building Equity Through Board Development
                                  Marielena Ramos and Chris Rabb
11:15 am         Continue the Conversation: Informal Discussions
12:00 noon    Lunch Options
                             Black Lunch Table: The Artists Table
                                 (register for a breakout luncheon for artists of the African Diaspora)
                              Affinity Groups & Accountability Lunch-and-Learn
                                   Sarah Bounse, Marie Campbell, Rebecca Kinslow and Whitney Washington
2:00 pm          Building Cultural Power through Radical Imagination
                                   Keynote talk w/ Favianna Rodriguez

3:15 pm          Breakout Sessions, including:
                              •  Inside Out: A Mass Incarceration Performance
                                     w/ REACH Coalition (Reciprocal Education and Community Healing)
                              •  Restorative Justice and Violence Interruption
                                     w/ Rasheedat Fetuga and Gideon’s Army
                              •  Healing Justice Practice
                                    w/ Rev. Jennifer Bailey and Diego Gomez
                              •  Process & Practice: Concurrent Discussions for Cultural
                                  Producers, Organizers, & Strategists

4:30 pm          Black Lunch Table: The People’s Roundtable
                                    w/ Jina Valentine & Kevin Whitneir
                                    (register your demographic information here)
6:30 pm          Networking Reception
8:30 pm          Reception Adjourns

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30 am          Continental Breakfast Served
9:00 am          Creative Placemaking
                                 Simone Boyd, Audra Almond-Harvey, and Thaxton Waters III
10:00 am        Roundtable Conversations: Continue the Conversation
10:30 am        Southern Word Spoken Performance
                                  Mumina Ali
                             Symposium Closing Remarks
11:00 am        Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Opens to the Public 
11:30 am        Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Begins
3:00 pm         Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Ends

All events will be held in the SLC Ballroom.  For anyone attending with special needs the Ballroom is located on the first floor of the building and equipped with access ramps and elevators for easy navigation.  Service animals – guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to a person with a disability – are permitted.  Handicap parking is available across campus, with a limited number of spots available at the venue.

Please contact the if you require special assistance so we can ensure your needs are met.