DescriptionOn Saturday 17 March, Nicola Frith co-organised an international, interdisciplinary workshop for scholars, activists and practitioners entitled ‘Reparation for Afrikan Enslavement: Beyond National Boundaries, Toward International Solidarities’ at Birmingham City University (BCU). The decision to host this event in Birmingham relates back to the Abuja proclamation, since this led to the foundation of the Africa Reparations Movement UK in Birmingham in December 1993, under the late Labour MP Bernie Grant, and resulted in the publication of the ‘Birmingham Declaration’.
The meeting was attended by around 50 participants, including UK-based activists and scholars, as well as international participation by the CARICOM Reparations Commission (the Guyana Reparations Committee) and solidarity messages sent from Ghana.
It included an exhibition of activists’ work, entitled the Sankofasafarinta exhibition and was preceded (on Friday 16 March) by a meeting of RepAfrika, the youth-led auxiliary fellowship of the INOSAAR. After opening addresses by Eric Phillips (Guyana Reparations Committee), Esther Stanford-Xosei (Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe) and INOSAAR and RepAfrika representatives, three parallel workshops were held to discuss different themes relating to internationalization:
Workshop 1: Working across National Boundaries
Workshop 2: Creating Global Legitimacy: Winning Hearts and Minds
Workshop 3: Connecting International Reparations Movements and Pan-Africanism
|Period||17 Mar 2018|
|Location||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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