Invitation to events related to Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation

April 18, 2017

John J. DeGioia
President of Georgetown University

cordially invites you to a

Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope

in partnership with
the Archdiocese of Washington
and

the Society of Jesus in the United States 

and the

Dedication of Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00 a.m. – Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope
Gaston Hall

12:00 p.m. – Dedication of Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall
Dahlgren Quad

There will be time for refreshments and reflection after the Liturgy.
 Lunch will be offered following the Dedication.

Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC  20057

Additional Tuesday, April 18, events
 

5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Tree Ceremony and A Libation Ritual For Ancestors
Courtyard outside Isaac Hawkins Hall, accessible by Library Walk

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Evening Reception 
Healy Lawn (tent)
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. 

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – DEFIANCE: A Journey to Now Dance Performance by Georgetown’s Black Movements Dance Theatre and the Black Pearl Dance Theatre 
Gaston Hall

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 

Maryland Jesuit Plantation and Parish Heritage Tours

 9:00 a.m. – Depart Georgetown 
10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Visit Sacred Heart Church in Bowie
1:40 p.m.-3:10 p.m. – Visit St. Ignatius Church and St. Thomas Manor in Port Tobacco
4:30 p.m. – Return to Georgetown 

Limited availability. Please register here by Friday, April 14, for Wednesday's Maryland Jesuit Plantation and Parish Heritage Tours.
Lunch will be provided.
Please wear comfortable footwear for walking.

7:00 p.m. – Rosenwald Film Screening and Discussion with Director Aviva Kempner and Dr. Maurice Jackson
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement

Thursday, April 20, 2017
 

Maryland Jesuit Plantation and Parish Heritage Tours

8:00 a.m. – Depart Georgetown
9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. – Visit St. Francis Xavier Church and Newtown Manor House in Leonardtown
12:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m. – Visit St. Ignatius Church in St. Inigoes
4:00 p.m. – Return to Georgetown 
Limited availability. Please register here by Friday, April 14, for Thursday's Maryland Jesuit Plantation and Parish Heritage Tours.
Lunch will be provided.
Please wear comfortable footwear for walking.

Requests for accommodations related to a disability should be made to guevents@georgetown.edu by Monday, April 17, for all events.  
A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

Additional details, including information about how to participate remotely, can be found here.

In the fall of 2015, President DeGioia convened the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to make recommendations on how best to acknowledge and recognize our University’s historical relationship to slavery.  On September 1, 2016, the Working Group released their report, which included a series of recommendations that are guiding the University’s ongoing efforts.  The Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope and the Dedication Ceremony for Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall are the result of these recommendations.  These events, and others being planned for the week of April 17, 2017, are part of an ongoing conversation among the Georgetown University community, the Society of Jesus in the United States, and descendants.