Registration form for Overnight Stay at the University of Virginia
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Slave Dwelling Project spends the night at sites where enslaved African Americans lived and worked to bring attention to the sites, the people, their history, and the ways in which they contributed to building and sustaining this country. Sleeping overnight with the Slave Dwelling Project on the campus of the University of Virginia brings us into the center of the University’s initiatives to identify, acknowledge, and memorialize the enslaved workers who built the University buildings and took care of the people in them, and to be engaged with their descendants. Join us for a night of honoring and celebrating the Ancestors who made it possible for us to be here.
The Overnight Stay will begin at: 7:30 pm
It will be over by: 7:00 am
We will be sleeping at McGuffey Cottage and the adjacent upper and lower gardens behind Pavilion IX under a large tent provided by the University
The program for the Overnight Stay:
- Greeting by Dr. Marcus Martin
- Overview of the Slave Dwelling Project: Joseph McGill, Founder
- Stories from the lives of University of Virginia’s enslaved people:
- Kirt von Daacke
- Small group conversations
- “Light Up the Night in Honor of the Ancestors” 9:30 PM
- Quieter time begins, 10:30 PM
- Final wake-up: 6:30 AM
What to wear:
Sweats, socks, maybe a hat – the night could be as chilly as 45 degrees
What to bring:
- Sleeping bag OR bedroll (sheet, blankets)
- Pad or camping mattress
- Small kit of personal necessities
- Water bottle
Do not bring your own tent, as we will all be under a large marquee style tent.
We have reached our limit on the number of registrations for the Wednesday, 18 October, on-campus sleepover.
Confirmation and wait list emails are still going out.
Registration for the conference is still open,
so sign up and we’ll see you there!