Canceled: Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey
We regret to announce that this event has been canceled. In light of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, future public programs at museum may also be subject to cancellations. Please visit our website for the latest updates, and thank you for your patience. Jay Haigler, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Professional Association of Diving Instructors; Scientific Diver and Diving Safety Officer, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, Foundation; Board Member and Lead Instructor, Diving with a Purpose Albert José Jones, Professor Emeritus, Marine & Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia; Founder of Underwater Adventure Seekers Scuba Diving Club; Cofounder of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural, and social-economic impact on society. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. We encourage persons with disabilities to participate in programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.