The College of Charleston marks Caribbean-American Heritage Month with a program called “Synagogues and Solidarity: Jewish Connections Between the Caribbean and South Carolina,” the first event in Charleston Carifest.
The symposium will be held 6-9 p.m.Thursday at the college’s Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth St. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by the college’s Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Education Project and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW). CLAW is an ongoing research initiative that explores connections between the Lowcounty and the slave trade.
Speakers will include Saskia Coenen-Snyder of the University of South Carolina; Jennifer Henriques-Phillips, a Jamaican artist and Charleston resident; Barry Stiefel of the College of Charleston; and Michael Stoner of the University of West Indies.