International Symposium on "Healing the Wounds of Slavery: Towards Mutual Recovery"

When :

from Thursday 18 October, 2018
09:00
to Friday 19 October, 2018
20:30

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Berkeley Centre for Religion, 3307 M Street NW, Suite 200, 20007, Washington, DC, United States of America

Contact :

Ali Moussa-Iye, a.moussa-iye@unesco.org

An International Symposium on "“Healing the Wounds of Slavery: Towards Mutual Recovery" 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.