A monthly series of presentations and conversations featuring leading scholars and activists.
Underground Railroad Education Center invites you to join us for LibertyCon 2021, our 19th annual public history conference.
Focusing on the nation’s unprecedented, and long overdue, examination of systemic racism in America, UREC connects the historical Underground Railroad, the first civil rights movement in the United States, with the current struggles to dismantle injustice, oppression, and the false idea of White as superior. With the heightened awareness and polarization in the U.S., the urgent need to address these issues cannot be overstated.
Formerly, LibertyCon has taken the form of a day-long or weekend public history conference exploring social and racial justice issues both historical and current. Each year’s conference attracted local, regional, national, and international participants and presenters.
Given the continued uncertainty regarding public gatherings in coming months, our 2021 LibertyCon will be a monthly series of 90-minute virtual sessions which will include a presentation followed by a moderated conversation. We hope that you will join UREC in this enriching experience.
This virtual event will be held via zoom. Pre-Registration IS REQUIRED. A zoom link will be sent to you prior to each event date.
About Underground Railroad Education Center:
As the first civil rights movement in the United States, the Underground Railroad movement provides a foundation upon which we can stand today as we work to ensure equity and justice for all.
The Underground Railroad movement provides a living model for continuing the road to freedom which it began—building community, partnering with others to educate, explore, and create as we travel the path of justice for all.