TAKE ME TO THE WATER Speaker Series: Sac Room Q and A: Take Me to the Water: Histories of the Black Pacific

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Event Details

Join us on Zoom as Dr. Caroline Collins has a Q and A about her exhibit "Take Me to the Water: Black Histories of the Pacific" with SPL archivist and historian James Scott. The talk will focus on the relationship between African Americans, water, and ships and how the exhibit helps us move beyond the entrenched narrative of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and towards the understanding that Black people have not only existed in the Pacific region for centuries, but played an integral role in the development of Pacific economy and society.    

Dr. Collins is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at UC Irvine, an affiliated researcher with the Democracy Lab and the Indigenous Futures Institute at UC San Diego, and is a co-founder of Black Like Water, an interdisciplinary research collective at UCSD that highlights Black relationships to the natural world.

This Sacramento Room program is free, there's no registration required and anyone can join via the following link: 


Event Type(s): Authors/Speakers
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Dr. Caroline Collins
James Scott
(916) 264-2795