Slavery in Africa today: An unfinished business
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- SOAS Main Building
- Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)
About this event
Join us for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2 December 2022.
Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS), PI of the research action project “Slavery and Forced Migration in Mali”, and her team will present the outcomes of their research on descent-based slavery in Mali.
Slavery still prevails in the West African Sahel today, in the form of descent-based slavery, a modern system of hereditary slavery leading to systematic discrimination, marginalization, violence, and forced migration.
Present at the event will also be Malian activists and victims of descent-based slavery who will testify to the violence of descent-based slavery in West Africa and the work they have conducted so far to fight against this practice.
|Introduction||Dr Wayne Dooling, Chair, Centre of African Studies, SOAS|
|Escaping slavery in Mali today||Dr Marie Rodet, SOAS|
|Activism against descent-based slavery in West Africa||
Salif Kamara, Gambana RMFP (Malian anti-slavery activist)
|Women against slavery in Mali||Hassa Konaté, Gambana RMFP (Malian anti-slavery activist)|
|Social media, the African diaspora and anti-slavery activism (including film screening)||Dr Lotte Pelckmans, University of Copenhagen|
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