Dedication of the UNESCO Slave Route Project Itineraries of African Canadian Memory
In Toronto, Canada, the Harriet Tubman Institute, York University leads over a series of events in commemoration of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slave Trade and its Abolition and to honor the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent.
A Summer Institute of the Teaching and Research Programme of the Fourth Institut Interdisciplinaire Virtuel des Hautes Études sur les Esclavages et les Traites (IVHEET), will be organized from 21 to 27 August 2011 on the theme Slavery, Memory and Citizenship.
It will bring together an international host of scholars, junior scholars, graduate students, teachers, librarians, public historians, and educators. They will discuss a variety of topics including Demography, Ethnicity and Identity, Biography, Diasporic linkages, Cultural expressions, Memory and Heritage, Legal structures.
Special events in this framework would include:
- Monday, August 22 – Opening Reception in honour of the International Year for People of African Descent and in recognition of the UNESCO Slave Route Project;
- Tuesday, August 23 – Dedication of UNESCO Slave Route Project Itineraries of African Canadian Memory with Honorable Michaëlle Jean as guest speaker;
- Meeting of the Bureau of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route project will also take place on this occasion.