Thursday, March 28, 2024

Pre-Symposium Events

❖ Location: Morgan State University ❖


Welcome x Coffee/Breakfast


❖ Location: Martin D. Jenkins Hall, Room 512-514 ❖

“Liberation Seeds: Baltimore Youth Centered Community Organizations Share Lessons Learned” ❖ Community Workshop by Muse360 x African Diaspora Alliance

Founder of Muse 360, Sharayna Christmas and Co-Founder of The Youth of The Diaspora, Moriah Ray, share their experiences working with youth and young adults teaching African Diaspora history. Both organizations use a variety of methods including the creative arts and funded international Diaspora exchanges. The organizers will share lessons learned and the impact of creating and implementing African-centered coursework as a mental health invervention for Black youth. Christmas and Ray will facilitate a guided conversation about the importance of youth-centered community organizing and bridging the gap between academic institutions and grassroots organizations.


(Invite Only) “Who Owns Black Data?” ❖ Slavery and Data Ethics White Paper Write-In Session


Break/Dinner on your own


❖ Location: Business Center Auditorium, 4200 Hillen Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218 ❖

African Diaspora Film Screening with Filmmakers ❖ Hosted by African Diaspora AllianceElu Omelora, CoFounder of The African Diaspora Alliance ❖ Moriah Ray, CoFounder of The African Diaspora Alliance ❖ Nia Hampton (The Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival)

The OMELORA Film Festival is a night of films in service to our people. The preservation of stories throughout the Diaspora and the creative telling of them through film is part of what keeps us alive through time and space. These short films span different genres and time periods but together these filmmakers help us to understand the legacy of not only slavery and data but also resistance. These films are reminders that we have found ways to reclaim our power against all odds, connect with nature, and use our creativity to carve out new ways of being and living when nothing else seemed possible. Featuring artists and filmmakers from Baltimore, Chicago, and the Caribbean this festival brings answers to century-old questions. It is with great pride that we present these films to you and we ask that you watch them with an open mind and heart.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Public Symposium

❖ Location: Scotts-Bates Commons, 3301 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD ❖


Welcome x Coffee/Breakfast



Archipelagos of MarronageThe Criadas Project (Taller Entre Aguas)Early Caribbean Digital ArchiveKeywords for Black Louisiana(Un)Silencing Slavery

Moderator: Alexandre White





The Black Testimony ProjectFirst BlacksFreedom on the MoveHaitian Revolutionary FranceThe Nelson Hackett ProjectRemains // An ArchiveThe Registro Project (Taller Entre Aguas)

Moderator: Alex Gil


Catered Lunch for participants ❖ Blacksauce Kitchen ❖ Sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies



10 Million NamesBlack Louisiana History IncubatorsColored Conventions ProjectKinfolkologySmallpox and Slavery in the Early Modern Atlantic World: A Digital HistoryThe Texas Freedom Colonies ProjectUnderwriting Souls

Moderator: Jessica Marie Johnson



Reflections on slavery, data, ethics, and reparations and the conversations of the day.

Nadejda WebbAlexandre WhiteJessica Marie JohnsonAlex Gil

Moderator: Audience


Break/Transition to NoMüNoMü

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Keynote Conversation & Bombazo

❖ Location: NoMüNoMü 709 Howard Street Baltimore MD ❖


Keynote Conversation

Dorothy Berry (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) ❖ Jennifer Morgan (New York Univeristy) ❖ Bilphena Yahwon (Archive Liberia)

Moderator: Nadejda Webb


Bomba Workshop

Bombazo hosted by Semilla Cultural, a non-profit organization developing and cultivating a community that embraces Puerto Rican culture and arts in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virgina region. We focus on raising cultural awareness by teaching and performing the Puerto Rican musical genres of Bomba and Plena, as well as educating the community as to the histoircal events that shaped this music. More information can be found here.

COVID Protocols

Please abide by COVID protocols and enjoy our VIRTUAL experience if you are feeling ill or test negative! We will require masks be worn for the duration of all events; masks will be provided if you forget your own.