Upcoming Events

Upcoming CRRJ Events

Check out the upcoming events below. For any questions, please email crrj@northeastern.edu.


CRRJ Workshop Series - Fall 2018
Venue: 360 Dockser Hall, Northeastern University School of Law
Wednesdays: October 24, November 14, December 12, 2018 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Bringing together researchers, students, and invited guests in the fields of civil rights and historical injustices, the workshop series is designed to discuss in an informal setting new research projects. A short presentation will focus on methodological, design or theoretical problems the researcher is facing and invite interdisciplinary thinking and discussion.

October 24

Lift Every Voice: A Way to Meaningful Repair

Linda J. Mann, Visiting Scholar, Alliance for Historical Dialogue & Accountability at Columbia University; VP of Research for the Georgetown Memory Project (GMP)
Dr. Mann will discuss the GMP’s project identifying and locating 300 enslaved people sold by Georgetown University and the Maryland Jesuits to plantations in Louisiana in 1838 and tracing their direct descendants.

November 14

Freedom’s Cost: Children & Youth in the Black Freedom Struggle

Francoise Hamlin, Africana Studies and History, Brown University
Dr. Hamlin’s project positions children and youth at the center of the postwar African American civil rights movements by addressing activism’s personal and communal costs.

December 12

Silences and Erasures

Diane Harriford, Africana Studies, Women’s Studies and Sociology, Vassar College; Visiting Scholar, CRRJ
Dr. Harriford is utilizing the CRRJ-Nobles Archive to examine the intersection of gender and sexuality with the racial violence documented there. She explores, in the context of this violence, women’s resistance, the impact of heterosexual or homosexual affective ties across race, and black and white masculine identity.

If you plan to attend please RSVP at crrj@northeastern.edu with your name and the session title.

Download the flyer here.


Past Harms, Present Remedies: Law Enforcement and Families Affected by Historical Police Violence in Conversation
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Loyola University College of Law
Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, 540 Broadway, Room 320
New Orleans, LA

This convening will focus on the loved ones of those killed by law enforcement from 1930 to 1955 in the four states with the highest concentration of killings: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. We will examine a history that was close to erasure and discuss methods for reparations. Together with police chiefs, we will examine actions necessary to acknowledge the lives lost, incidents of violence, injustices of failed investigations, sham legal proceedings and lenient sentences.

Advance registration is required: northeastern.edu/law/past-harms-present-remedies.

FREE FOR INVITED PARTICIPANTS AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND FACULTY. $15* FOR THE PUBLIC.
*Scholarships are available for hardship situations.

Download the flyer here.