Students discuss “Heroes, Resisters and Survivors” of the Slave Trade via video


How can the history of the transatlantic slave trade be linked to the places where people live today? What is the best way to share local stories about heroes, resisters and survivors? How to raise awareness of the widespread resistance to slavery? What are the links between the legacy of slavery and racism?

To discuss these issues and identify actions that can be taken, UNESCO Associated Schools from Ghana, the Gambia and the United States along with schools in Bermuda and the Dominican Republic are taking part in a videoconference on the Slave Trade on 30 March.

Based at UN Headquarters in New York, the event links a group of 250 students aged between 12 and 18 with their peers in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States to discuss the theme of “Honoring the Heroes, Resisters and Survivors”. Students are invited to share what they have learned about the Slave Trade and how it has influenced the world they live in.

The yearly global videoconference celebrates the annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March) and is organized by the UN Department of Public Information, in cooperation with UNESCO.

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