Doing History More Inclusively Virtual Event
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CT United States
Join Windsor Historical Society and popular UCONN History Professor Fiona Vernal to learn how historians and historical societies can tell more inclusive and accessible stories. Through her exploration of public, oral and community histories, discover why Georgia featured so prominently in the Great Migration of African Americans to Connecticut, and how West Indians became the largest foreign-born population in the state, and what happens when we tell the story of shade tobacco as an intersection of labor, identity, mobility, and migration. Professor Vernal will share ways that the public can leverage their stake in this conversation to demand and support more equitable programming. Don’t miss – Removing the Gates: How We Are All Responsible for Inclusion, with Professor Fiona Vernal, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.
Presented via Zoom, this program provides opportunities to learn as well as to participate and share your own questions or stories. Advanced registration is required, program fee is $5- register at windsorhistoricalsociety.org, by email at email@example.com, or call 860-688-3813.
Dr. Vernal will be returning to Windsor Historical Society again on June 23, to share stories of her research with Greater Hartford’s West Indian community:
June 23, 6:30PM to 8:30 PM, A Home Away from Home: Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora. Exhibit opening and WHS Annual Meeting and program. Explore this fascinating exhibit and talk with curator and UCONN historian Fiona Vernal, PhD.