Coming to Terms with Slavery – Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery
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: 18:30 to 20:30 Thursday, May 30
- Location: Bertha Landes Room, Main Floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
- Cost: Free
- 6:30-7:00 Reception with complimentary refreshments featuring French and African food
- 7:00-7:20 History 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 East Africa and Middle East for Organ Harvesting: Zemeheret Seare, member of Eritrean Human Rights Group
- 8:00- Questions and answers
Sponsored by the Office of the Mayor and these Seattle Sister City Associations:
- Seattle-Limbe (Cameroon)
- Seattle-Mombasa (Kenya)
- Seattle-Nantes (France)
Please join us for a meaningful presentation of past and present slavery – Complimentary admission and refreshments