In February 2019, LJMU joined the Universities Studying Slavery Consortium (USS), based at the University of Virginia.
USS is trans-Atlantic group of universities committed to researching and confronting institutional links to slavery, and the ways that slavery's complicated racial legacies have shaped university life.
LJMU is one of just four UK universities (alongside University of Glasgow, University of Bristol, and University of Liverpool) to have made this commitment. The University of Glasgow has recently published a report on its project.
As a first step, we will hold an initial internal meeting, open to all employees of LJMU across all departments, to discuss ways that an 'LJMU and Slavery' project might progress.
We are keen that this should be an open, collaborative venture with involvement from stakeholders from across the university and beyond, but we ask that our first meeting be focused on employees of LJMU only.
The consultation meeting will be chaired by Pro-Vice Chancellor Edward Harcourt and Dr Andrea Livesey (Department of History), and will include a brief presentation from Professor Roger Webster. It will be held from 1:30pm–3pm on Wednesday 8 May in the Roscoe Room, Egerton Court, 2 Rodney Street.
Please register your attendance via Eventbrite no later than Monday 6 May.