scholarship at the service of emancipation & liberation


Original artwork provided (with permission) by Muhammad Yungai

abouT The Network

The Du Boisian Scholars Network (DBSN)  is an organization composed of scholars and activists working in the tradition pioneered by W.E.B. Du Bois. The Network is rooted in sociology and welcomes others who share its goals. Seeking to enact emancipatory change both within and beyond the academy, we advance a critical intellectual agenda, collaborate with communities and movements, and create scholarly support systems for this work. Please explore our frequently asked questions for further information.

2019 National Convening

May 3-5, 2019
Brown University

Read the DBSN 2019 Convening Report to review the program, conversations, and generated action items for the Network. The original program is available HERE.

Throughout the weekend, participants used the hashtag #DBSN19 on social media platforms. We recommend reviewing the postings to catch the live reactions and statements from participants.

To learn more about the land and histories upon which this convening was held, please read Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report and explore Native Lands to identify some of the indigenous land claims throughout what is now Canada and the US.

We are grateful for the generous support of Brown University’s Office of the Provost, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology, and Swearer Center.


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