Sites of Memory: Reconstructing the Past

Presenters: David Watters, Eric Aldrich, Joel Christian Gill
Moderator: Graziella Parati 

In a compelling speech about race in America, Mitch Landrieu said, “There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” Through discussing physical and artistic sites of memory, this panel will explore how widely accepted narratives of our collective past shape and inform our collective present social identity.

These intentional and participatory dialogues act as a catalyst for deeper excavating of New Hampshire’s Black history, while also facilitating intellectual and communal connections between racism’s grip on our past and its contemporary manifestations.

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