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Slavery: A Legacy

This is a past event.

Wednesday, January 26 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

“Slavery: A Legacy,” a part of FIU’s Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week, explores the various ways in which the Transatlantic Slave Trade continues to shape the present, both in the United States and in Latin America.

Hosted by FIU Associate Professor Andrea Queeley, this program takes us through voting rights, the legacies of anti-Black racism in Spanish America, economic inequality and reparations, and governmental and legal forms of oppression in the Anglophone Caribbean.

Join us for this deep dive into the legacies of Slavery on Wednesday 26 January at 4 PM EST via Zoom:

OR here on Facebook Live.

William Darity, Duke University, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans”

Gilda Daniels, University of Baltimore, “The Fight to Vote for the Right to Vote”

Heather Russell, Florida International University, “The Caribbean Reparative Justice Movement for Victims of Slavery and their Descendants”

Lorgia García-Peña, Tufts, “Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective”

No preregistration is required. The event is free and open to all people in all time zones.

This event is co-sponsored by Florida Humanities Council, Wells Fargo, FIU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, FIU Office of Social Justice and Inclusion, and FIU African & African Diaspora Studies Program.

This event is part of FIU’s 7th Annual Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Week is presented by the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program, Hillel at FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. 

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.