Anse Caffard Memorial, Martinique © / Judith Lienert

UNESCO Slave Route Project and GHFP have co-organised an international symposium hosted by the Berkley Center at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. on 18/19 October 2018. The Symposium aimed to address the root causes of racial prejudices and discrimination derived from slavery, both past and present.

In particular, this symposium has deepened our reflection on the present-day psycho-social, cultural and political impacts of the traumas of slavery and discussed the conditions necessary for transformative encounters and healing the wounds of this history. It was organised within the framework of the 70th Anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).

Please find here the Healing the Wounds of Slavery Symposium Concept Note, and the UNESCO_Symposium_Healing-the-Wounds-of-Slavery_Oct2018_FinalReport.

Symposium event photos are now available to share, thank you.

Washington DC Symposium October 2018. group photo

Please refer to Symposium October 2018 participants’ brief bios to learn more about the contributors.