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Upcoming DEC Events

Save the Date | Descendants Day 2024

Save the Date: 
Descendants Day 2024

Descendants Symposium: Friday, September 13
Descendants Day: Saturday, September 14

Join us for a memorable weekend in Charlottesville. On Friday at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, we will gather for a day-long symposium focused on connecting with one another, descendant-focused advocacy, reparations, and more. 

On Saturday, we will celebrate our "family reunion" at the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers and connect with actor Jason George as he uncovers his family history. 

"Meet Me at the Bench"
Monthly DEC-UVA Descendant Membership Meeting 

2nd Thursday of Every Month | 7pm | Zoom | Email for More

Please join the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at the University of Virginia for our monthly descendant membership meeting. The Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA invites you to join us for our monthly virtual membership meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm ET. Inspired by the Bench by the Road Project by Toni Morrison, "Meet Me at the Bench" is our opportunity to connect with one another, exchange resources, and share about the DEC's efforts. 

2023 Descendants Day
Family Reunion

April 15, 2023

Inaugural Descendants Day

April 9, 2021


Dr. Andrea Douglas
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center


Dr. Jody Allen

The Lemon Project at William and Mary


Dr. Michael Blakey

Montpelier Descendants Committee

Guest Panelists

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