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1 december 2016 by 


You’re cordially invited to a free symposium on December 5,2016:

New Horizons: Mapping Slavery Project in New York –
Connecting Dutch, African and Native American Heritage

More insight is needed about how the interwined structures of colonialism and race were formed, and how this ‘cultural archive’ continues to influence our lives today. The connected histories between Amsterdam and New Amsterdam, and between the Netherlands and New Netherlands contain many fascinating details that can help this understanding.

Everyone is welcome! This is the next in our series of meetings and presentations on the Mapping Slavery Project. Guests will receive an new preview of our upcoming 2017 book. We will also share news about and the recent launch of the new tour throughout New York State. Both initiatives explore the connections between Dutch, African and Native American heritage.


5:30 pm – Doors Open / Refreshments
6.00 pm – 8:30 pm Moderator: Nancy Jouwe

Topics and Speakers:

  • Welcome Esme Berg, New Amsterdam History Center / Collegiate Church
  • Introduction and Update on the Mapping Slavery Project Dienke Hondius
  • The Cultural Archive and Slavery Heritage Gloria Wekker
  • Intermezzo
  • Slavery and Native-American History Christopher Moore
  • Introduction of the upcoming exhibition at the Senate House in Kingston, NY Travis Bowman
  • African-American membership in the Dutch Reformed Church Andrea Mosterman
  • Q and A and discussion with all speakers facilitated by Jennifer Tosch

See full announcement for information about each speaker and the Mapping Slavery Project/Team

FREE event, but registration is required


West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
United States

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