Friday, 26 December 2014

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Invitation to a Gala Concert in support of a Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

slavetradeYou are invited on Tuesday 15 May to a special gala concert featuring reggae, jazz, hip-hop, percussion and other musical styles will be held in the historic General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters.

In addition to raising awareness of the transatlantic slave trade and the continuing fight against the lingering consequences of bigotry, racism and prejudice, the concert will help raise funds to erect a permanent memorial at UNHQ.

If you're not able to attend in person you can register and watch online worldwide.

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Permanent Memorial at the United Nations in honour of the victime of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade

Over four centuries, more than 18 million people were forcefully removed from Africa to the Americas (including the Caribbean) and Europe.

For those who survived the horrific middle passage, thousands of them would later perish as a result of the cruel and inhuane treatment meted out to them and from the appauling conditions in which they had to exist on the plantations.

The Permanent Memorial will serve as a reminder of the legacy of the slave trade. It will provide future generations an understanding of the history and consequences of slavery and serves as an educational tool to raise awareness about the current dangers of racism, prejudice and the lingering consequences that continue to impact the descendants of the victims today.

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