Articles tagged: GU272


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American artist Kara Walker’s new exhibitions highlight GU272 in a modern art conversation

Content warning: this article discusses systemic racial injustice and references the history of slavery in America. The Georgetown Art Galleries unveiled two new exhibitions by internationally renowned American contemporary artist... Read more

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“Living our ancestors’ dreams”: Descendants gather to view a newly discovered GU272 photograph

Descendants met on Feb. 7 to view a newly-discovered photograph of a woman enslaved by Georgetown and celebrate her life and family. 

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Here I Am is filled with ancestors and living history

“We’re continuously walking on graves. The earth itself is somebody’s grave,” Mélisande Short-Colomb (CAS ’21) recalled her father’s words while standing on the stage in Gaston Hall, during the inaugural... Read more

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“Involuntary founders”: the missing people in Georgetown’s memory work

Addressing and acknowledging the university’s history of slavery is intimately intertwined with developing ways to actively memorialize the people it enslaved.

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“This is what community looks like”: Student activists receive university response to hate crime, ending sit-in

After the fourth consecutive day of the GU Protects Racists sit-in, university administrators publicly responded to the demands of LaHannah Giles on Dec. 8. On Dec. 9, organizers decided to end the sit-in. 

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Organizers for slavery accountability disappointed with reconciliation fund

Student activists with Hoyas for Slavery Accountability expressed anger and disappointment in the Georgetown University Reconciliation Fund.

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What’s next for colleges paying reparations for slavery?

During Nile Blass’s (COL ’22) freshman year at Georgetown, students voted to establish a semesterly reconciliation fee of $27.20 per student. The money raised from the fee, about $400,000 a... Read more

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After years of activism, student advocates reflect on exhaustion

For the activists on campus, who organize for increased student resources and university accountability, exhaustion is pervasive.

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Hoyas Advocating for Slavery Accountability protests in front of White-Gravenor Hall

Students revived the effort to hold the university accountable for its commitment to GU272 descendants made after the 2019 referendum. 

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It’s time for Georgetown to fulfill its promises to Descendants

We students demand transparency from the Foundation where there has been none, equal investment from Georgetown in a wider range of projects outside of the Foundation, consistent material reparations, a seat at the table that for too long has been missing for descendants in the decision making process, and a highly visible,  meaningful memorial on campus.

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Two GUSA campaigns under fire, third ticket hastily joins the race for Exec

As of Feb. 6, there are now four tickets campaigning in the GUSA Executive election. Voting opens Thurday, Feb. 10.

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We asked President DeGioia some of the students’ most pressing questions. Here are his answers.

Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more

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GUSA fights to ensure GU272 descendants are heard at Georgetown

“This university’s occupation is fundamentally tied to colonial development and we call for land back,” Genevieve Grenier (MSB ’24), GUSA community director, said. GUSA recently held an event to call... Read more

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Dear Hoyas

The Voice's letter to Georgetown students, new and old, as they start the fall 2021 semester back on campus.

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Recently uncovered bodies at Q Street reveal a connection to the Georgetown slave trade

Archaeologists discovered the remains of 28 African Americans at the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown from the early 1800s.

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Georgetown’s reluctance to teach its history of racial transgression undermines commitment to anti-racism

Georgetown must educate students about its history of racial transgression in order to facilitate an anti-racist campus culture.

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Tear down your monuments to enslavement, Georgetown

Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.

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GUSA tickets meet for Blaxa town hall focusing on marginalized communities 

The two GUSA executive campaigns answered questions in a virtual town hall hosted by The Blaxa on Feb. 15.

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Remembering Georgetown’s history with slavery: Amidst university inaction, students take memorialization into their own hands

Many at Georgetown looked on with hope as students resoundingly passed a landmark referendum on April 11, 2019 to pay reparations to those affected by the university’s complicity in slavery.... Read more

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UPDATED: University promises action on GU 272; student advocacy group remains skeptical

The following story has been updated to include clarification from a university spokesperson and ensuing response from the GUSA BOD representatives.  Members of the Georgetown administration promised a plan to... Read more