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Screening and Discussion: “Traces of the Trade”

Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

This event is at capacity. Please arrive early. Unclaimed reservations will be released at 5:15 p.m. We anticipate everyone on the waitlist will get in, but there are no guarantees.First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne makes a troubling discovery – her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown in Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through the minefield of contemporary race relations. In this bicentennial year of the U.S. abolition of the slave trade, “Traces of the Trade” offers powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. An official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.This film screening will be followed by a discussion with Katrina Brown moderated by Dean Frank Gilliam, who served as an advisor to the film. Sponsored by the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and the Critical Race Studies cross-campus working group.  


Jan 19
5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States