Seattle-Nantes propose: Coming to term with slavery, le 30 mai de 18h30 a 20h30 a Seattle

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


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