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2018 Theme: "Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality"

United Nations activities around the world

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Thursday, 8 February 2018

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 – Screening of Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora, Conference Room 4, United Nations New York.
Produced by Cultural Anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc. Sheila Walker, this film highlights the countless Afro-communities found in unexpected parts of the world, such as Turkey and India, and shows how African descendants maintained elements of their cultural identity. Held in partnership with the International Decade for People of African Descent.

5 - 28 March 2018

Exhibit: “Remember Slavery: Say it Loud”, Visitors Lobby, United Nations, NY
The exhibit features 11 male and 11 female architects of African descent, who through their perseverance and creative talent, have gained recognition in this elite profession. Their unique perspective has enabled them to have a voice and an impact on the way public spaces are presented and utilized.

Monday, 26 March 2018

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Observed)
10:00 a.m. - General Assembly Commemorative Meeting, GA Hall, United Nations, NY
Watch the archived webcast.

6:00 p.m. - Culinary & Cultural Experience, Visitors Lobby, United Nations, NY

Thursday, 29 March 2018

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - NGO Briefing, Conference Room 2, United Nations, NY
The briefing will highlight the personal stories and gains of people of African descent in the movement towards freedom and equality. Speakers include: H.E. Mr. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations; Ms. Charo Mina-Rojas, National Coordinator of Advocacy and Outreach for the Black Communities’ Process; Ms. Danei Cesario, Associate Architect, Array Architects; Ms. Jadayah Spencer, Executive Director of the International Youth Leadership Institute. The event was moderated by Mr. Mamadou Niang, Managing Director, NextMedia.tv.
Watch the archived webcast.

Friday, 27 April 2018

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Global Student Videoconference, Conference Room 3, United Nations, NY

The briefing will link students in New York, the Caribbean and Africa via video conference under the theme “Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality”.


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