The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will host a free panel discussion with David Brule, president of the Nolumbeka Project, and Orice Jenkins, a member of the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, on conducting genealogical research for marginalized groups. The panel will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Genealogical research is often complicated by the limits of historical documentation, and this can be made all the more complicated in terms of Indigenous and African American genealogical research, due to the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism and genocide.
The panel will be moderated by LAVA Center Humanities Coordinator Matthew Barlow, and is presented in conjunction with the center’s “Black Families of Greenfield exhibit,” which is on display through October. Light refreshments will be served.