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Coming to Terms with Slavery--Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery
Bertha Landes Room, Main Floor, Seattle City Hall
Seattle, WA
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The people of Nantes, Seattle's sister city and former principal French slave trade port, have come to terms with their past by building a Memorial whose scale is unique in Europe.

Seattle's representative to the dedication of this Memorial and others from Seattle who are active in the fight against present-day slavery will take you on a tour of this unique Memorial and discuss the legacy of the slave trade, including its modern crimes of human trafficking.

Date:6:30 to 8:30 Thursday, May 30
Location:Bertha Landes Room, Main Floor,
               Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle

Cost:Free

Schedule:
6:30-7:00 Reception with complimentary refreshments
       featuring French and African food

7:00-7:20History of Slavery and Virtual Tour of the
               Memorial
Tom Bennett, Past President of Seattle-
               Nantes Sister City Association and Seattle
               representative to the dedication of
the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery
               in Nantes

7:20-7:40      The Impact of the Slave Trade on Africa
               LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, Principal, Brim-                Donahoe and Associates, a consultant who
               travels extensively in Africa

7:40-8:00      Human Trafficking in Eritrea for Organ
               Harvesting
               Zemeheret Seare, member of Eritrean Human
               Rights Group

8:00-Questions and answers

Sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of Seattle and the Seattle-Limbe (Cameroon), Seattle-Mobasa (Kenya), and Seattle-Nantes (France) Sister City Associations.

Please join us for a meaningful presentation of past and present slavery

Complimentary admission and refreshments

6:30 pm Thursday, May 30
Main Floor, Seattle City Hall
Thursday May 30, 2013 6:30 PM - Thursday May 30, 2013 8:30 PM | Free

Discussion

Location

Bertha Landes Room, Main Floor, Seattle City Hall (View)
600 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98124
United States


Categories

Education > Other

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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