Launch of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies at Georgetown, Featuring “Requiem for the Enslaved”
Inaugurate the Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies at Georgetown by attending this special launch event. The Center was announced in March 2023 as a new academic home for research and scholarship related to slavery and its legacies at Georgetown, in Washington, DC, and in Catholic communities in the United States.
The launch event will feature a live performance of “Requiem for the Enslaved” and a discussion with the artists moderated by Nolan Williams, Jr., multi-hyphenate creative and CEO, NEWorks Productions. “Requiem for the Enslaved” was composed by Carlos Simon, Grammy-nominated composer and associate professor in the Georgetown Department of Performing Arts. It infuses African American spirituals into a Catholic liturgical musical form to honor the lives of the people who were enslaved by the Maryland Province of Jesuits and their more than 8,000 Descendants.
Attend live in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, or watch live on Facebook.
When you register for the performance, please indicate if you plan to view the performance in Gaston Hall on Georgetown’s campus, or virtually on Facebook.
(If you were planning to view the livestream at The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University, please email us at eventsRSVP@georgetown.edu.)
Recordings of select portions of the performance will be posted on the Center’s website for viewing at a later date.
There is no cost to attend. Please visit the Center’s website for more information.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by emailing eventsRSVP@georgetown.edu by September 11, 2023.