International Symposium on "Healing the wounds of the Slave Trade and Slavery: A Mutual Recovery Process"

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The House of Slaves (Gorée Island, Senegal)

An International Symposium on "“Healing the wounds of the Slave Trade and Slavery”: A Mutual Recovery Process" in Washington DC (USA) on 18 and 19 October 2018.
The UNESCO Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage, in close collaboration with the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace (Brighton, United Kingdom), will be organizing an Intentional Symposium on “Healing the Wounds of Slave Trade and Slavery: A Process Towards Mutual Recovery” in Washington DC (USA) on 18 and 19 October 2018 at the Berkeley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University.
This Symposium, which is organized within the framework of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), will bring together around 30 scholars and practitioners from different regions of the world to discuss the effects of transgenerational traumas inherited from the slave trade and Slavery, and to identify appropriate approaches and practices to overcome these legacies.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 18.10.2018 09:00 local time
End 19.10.2018 20:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer UNESCO and Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
Contact Ali Moussa-Iye,
Country United States of America
City Washington, DC
Venue Berkeley Centre for Religion
Street 3307 M Street NW, Suite 200
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Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 80
Official Website
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