We Invite You to Join Us for the LibertyCon 2021 Zoom Series
A monthly series of presentations and conversations featuring leading scholars and activists.
Focusing on the nation’s unprecedented, and long overdue, examination of systemic racism in America, UREC connects the historical Underground Railroad, the first civil rights movement in the United States, with the current struggles to dismantle injustice, oppression, and the false idea of White as superior. With the heightened awareness and polarization in the U.S., the urgent need to address these issues cannot be overstated.
Time: all presentations are on Saturdays from 3pm-4:30pm Eastern time
Registration Fee: $10 per presentation or $80 for the full package of 10.
|Feb. 27||The Kidnapping Club|
|Mar 20||Dr. Dorothy L. Brown and the Politics of Adoption and Abortion, 1950-1968|
|Apr 24||Staten Island’s Freedom Struggles and the Underground Railroad|
|May 29||Documenting Racially Restrictive Covenants in Washington DC: A Primer|
|Jun 26||African Americans Fighting White Supremacy in the Wake of the Tulsa Massacre|
|Jul 31||Racist Violence is as American as Cherry Pie|
|Aug 21||Black Farmers, Racism, and Agents of Change|
|Sept 25||Destined to engage and collaborate - Examining the Social/Political Dynamics of Native Americans and African Americans in the United States|
|Oct 30||Incarceration: a Local Investigation of a Racist Institution|
|Nov 27||Native American Lives Matter|
PRESENTER Info Coming Soon!
Underground Railroad Education Center invites you to join us for LibertyCon 2021, our 19th annual public history conference.
As the first civil rights movement in the United States, the Underground Railroad movement provides a foundation upon which we can stand today as we work to ensure equity and justice for all.
The Underground Railroad movement provides a living model for continuing the road to freedom which it began—building community, partnering with others to educate, explore, and create as we travel the path of justice for all.
Formerly, LibertyCon has taken the form of a day-long or weekend public history conference exploring social and racial justice issues both historical and current. Participants and presenters have been local, state, national, and international.
Reflecting continued uncertainty regarding public gatherings in coming months, our 2021 LibertyCon will be a series of sessions roughly 60 to 90 minutes in length that encompass an introductory presentation followed by a period for question and answers and moderated conversation. We hope that you will join UREC in this endeavor.