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The 12th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium-The Time is Now: The Lives of Black Men Past, Present, and Future

March 25 - March 26

March 25-26, 2022
This event will take place both in person and virtually.
  • IN PERSON: Register here if you would like to attend the event in-person. All in-person events will be held at the School of Education, unless noted.
  • VIRTUAL: To attend the Symposium virtually, you must register for each individual panel. Virtual registration links are below on the right.
Friday, March 25, 2022 In-person location Virtual Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-In for In-Person Participants
8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Welcome Matoaka Woods
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Panel Matoaka Woods Join Plenary Panel webinar
10:30 a.m. Brief Remarks by Provost Peggy Agouris Matoaka Woods
10:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Rooms Matoaka Woods, Dogwood, and Holly
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Future of Ethnic Studies Panel, co-sponsored by the Asian Centennial

*This panel will take place virtually and be broadcast in Dogwood.

Dogwood Zoom registration
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Matoaka Woods & Holly
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel 1: African American History – Oral history, Genealogy, and Performance Holly Zoom registration
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel 2: Identity, Transformation, Reclamation Dogwood Zoom registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Panel 3: Black Male Well-Being Holly Zoom registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Panel 4: Justice, Belonging, Autonomy Dogwood Zoom registration
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Dr. Tommy Curry Matoaka Woods Join Dr. Tommy Curry webinar
Saturday, March 26, 2022 In-person location
Virtual Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Check-In for In-Person Participants Lobby
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Matoaka Woods
9:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker Kiese Laymon Matoaka Woods Join Kiese Laymon webinar
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel 5. Black Men Navigating and Shattering Stereotypes Holly Zoom registration
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel 6. African American History – Freedom, Ingenuity, Legacy Dogwood Zoom registration
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Rooms and Lunch Matoaka Woods, Dogwood, & Holly
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panel 7. Roundtable with Highland’s Council of Descendant Advisors Holly Zoom registration
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panel 8. Trauma, Truth and Triumph: The Journey of Black Professionals in Corporate America Dogwood Zoom registration
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 9. (In)Valuable: Black Boys at the Williamsburg Bray School, 1762
Matoaka Woods Zoom registration
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Panel 10. Interrogating the Narrative of “the Fear of Black Men” as a Defense for the Unjust Killing of Black Males in America Dogwood Zoom registration
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Panel 11. Black Male Supervisors Navigating Racial Battle Fatigue in the Workplace Holly Zoom registration
3:15 pm – 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Matoaka Woods
7:00 p.m. Spoken Word event Reveley Garden (Rain location: Sadler Center Lodge 1)

Venue

Digital