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Breaking the Silence: Beating the Drum, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 25 March 2009

Student Videoconference

Introduced by Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director, OD/DPI
Moderated by Yvonne Acosta, Chief, Education Outreach, OD/DPI

The Education Outreach Cluster will organize a Student Video Conference at United Nations Headquarters to mark the observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

In preparation for the observance and for the student video conference, the UN Cyberschoolbus team will develop an educational guide on the theme of the conference which will be linked it to the site in the United States that are part of the UNESCO-Associated Schools Project (ASPnet) Network, involving schools from around the world that have participated in programmes and research projects on slavery and the Slave Trade as well as schools in the New York city that will gather at UN Headquarters to connect with students gathered at videoconference sites for the event. At the close of the Student Video Conference, the New York City students will attend the Special Noon Drumming Event at UN Headquarters which will also be viewed by students from the other video conference sites.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Acosta and Bill Yotive