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The 10th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium Program

CANCELED- March 2020

You can view panel descriptions here and participant biographies here.  

You can view a pdf of the program here.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday events will take place at Historic Campus, near the Wren Building, located at 111 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

5:30 p.m., Historic Campus                          
Dinner and Conversations            
6:30 p.m., Historic Campus
Slave Dwelling Project Campfire Conversation

Lemon Project Symposium attendees are welcome to take part in the Slave Dwelling Project dinner and conversation without participating in the Slave Dwelling Project Overnight Stay.

9:00 p.m.-8:00 am, Sir Christopher Wren Building          
Slave Dwelling Project Overnight                   

Friday, March 20, 2020

All events will be held at the School of Education.

9:30 a.m., School of Education                            
Check-In Begins  
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Dogwood      
“Slave Dwelling Project: 10 Years Later”                                                   

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  2 concurrent panels

Panel 1. "Not Everybody Knows My Name: Negotiating Identities for Black Women"     
  • Location: Dogwood                                              
Panel 2. “Institutional Stages: Black Women Claiming their Voices, Defending their Spaces”
  • Location: Holly 
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.   

Greetings by Provost Peggy Agouris

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.            2 concurrent panels

Panel 3. “Revolutions, Resistance, and Writing”                        
  • Location: Dogwood
Panel 4. “The Fight for Civil Rights”
  • Location: Holly
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.            2 concurrent panels   
Panel 5. “Using Digital Humanities”                                         
  • Location: Dogwood
Panel 6. “Mutual Aid and Racial Uplift”
  • Location: Holly
4:15 to 5:30 p.m. 

Conference Break and Dinner on Your Own

5:30 p.m., Concourse

Light refreshments available

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Matoaka Woods, School of Education          

BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY® with Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell                                                                        

Saturday, March 21, 2020

All events will be held at the School of Education

The Holly room features tables with community and campus organizations today.

8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m., School of Education Concourse           
Continental Breakfast and Check-In                

8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m., Matoaka Woods           
Welcome by President Katherine A. Rowe                                            

9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Matoaka Woods           
Plenary Panel: “Entering the Past: The Daily Experience of Black Women Interpreters” 
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   2 concurrent panels

Panel 7. "Black Women's Cultural Impacts"                        
  • Location: Matoaka Woods
Panel 8. “Living in the Layers: Reimagining Church at St. Martin’s, Williamsburg”       
  • Location: Dogwood
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Matoaka Woods      

Jacquelyn McLendon speaks on her book Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary, followed by a book signing in Holly.                                                           

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.    2 concurrent panels
Panel 9. "Slavery, Community, and Resistance”                         
  • Location: Matoaka Woods
Panel 10. “Branch Out Alternative Break Panel featuring William & Mary undergraduates”                                 
  • Location: Dogwood
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.   2 concurrent panels

Panel 11. “Family, Relationships and History”
  • Location: Matoaka Woods                                                        
Panel 12. “Four Centuries of Mobility and Movement”                          
  • Location: Dogwood
3:45 pm, Matoaka Woods                      

Brief Remarks             

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Conference Break & Dinner on your Own                                  

7:00 pm, Matoaka Woods                      

“Dance of the Orcas”

conceived, written, and directed bOmiyẹmi Artisia Green; choreographed by Ann Mazzocca Bellecci; with live music by Alagbara 

For questions about The Lemon Project Symposium, email

Click here a PDF of the Call for Proposals.