16.08.2011 - Culture Sector

Return to Gorée: Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition

UNESCO-BREDA, in collaboration with the Senegalese National Commission for UNESCO and other institutional partners commemorates, on 23 August 2011, the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition, within the framework of the International Year for People of African Descent

The event taking place at the symbolic site of the Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye socio-cultural Centre in Goree, is to inscribe the slave trade and slavery in the memory of all peoples.

A conference-debate on the educational dimension of the slave trade, cultural interactions and human rights, will be held at the Centre, along with an exhibition of paintings and photographs on the Slave Trade, slavery and intercultural dialogue.

Also planned at the Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye socio-cultural Centre are:

  • exhibition of UNESCO publications (and others) on the slave trade, with the BREDA Documentation Center;
  • screening of the documentary produced by the UNESCO Slave Route project "Slave Routes: A Global Vision";
  • Cultural and artistic animation by  groups such as "Hopes of the suburbs" and "Acoustic Law" Angelique Dione. 

This commemoration will be chaired by the Minister of Education, Mr. Diallo Khalidou.

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