DescriptionFrom 25–29 April 2018, a small delegation of INOSAAR members, including one representative from RepAfrika (the youth-led auxiliary fellowship of the INOSAAR), went to the highly symbolic site of Gorée Island in Senegal to participate in a symposium and march for reparations (‘Konwva pou Réparasyon’ in Martinique creole).
This event was organized by the Mouvement International pour les Réparations (International Movement for Reparations/MIR), based in Martinique in the French Caribbean, and coincided with the 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies (27 April 1848). Gorée Island is home to the UNESCO world heritage site, the House of Slaves and the Door of No Return, which commemorates the final exit point of those who were enslaved.
Nicola Frith and Joyce Hope Scott delivered a presentation at this public engagement event.
The ‘Konwva pou Réparasyon’ led to a call published on 27 April 2018.
|Period||25 Apr 2018 → 29 Apr 2018|
|Held at||Mouvement International pour les Réparations, Martinique|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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