United Nations Will Host Online Events Focused on Ending Racism, Injustices to Mark International Remembrance Day for Transatlantic Slave Trade Victims, 4-25 March

24 Feb

The United Nations will mark the 2021 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March under the theme “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism:  A Global Imperative for Justice”.

United Nations Will Host Online Discussion about Restoring Dignity to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade through Preserving Burial Grounds, 19 November

11 Nov

The United Nations will host an online discussion entitled “Unveiling the Past” on 19 November, at 10 a.m. EST.  The speakers will consider the significance of the preservation of burial grounds of those enslaved by the transatlantic slave trade, the ethical questions raised in disturbing these sacred grounds, and the challenges facing historians writing the history of the transatlantic slave trade and histories of the men, women and children lost to this brutal practice.

United Nations Will Host Online Discussion and Workshop on Educating against Racism, 29 October

23 Oct

The United Nations will host a workshop and discussion entitled “Educating against Racism” on 29 October at 10 a.m. EDT.  The programme will explore how education and educators can challenge racism and prejudice - legacies of histories of oppression, atrocity crimes and genocide.  The programme will illustrate how teachers might facilitate difficult conversations about identity, discrimination, racism and prejudice, and support students to respond with empathy and action.