London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education and family correspondent

Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.

Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be “ethical and right” for universities to […]

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Shackled Legacy

History shows slavery helped build many U.S. colleges and universities
STORY: Stephen Smith | Kate Ellis

As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone.

Profits from slavery and related industries […]

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An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves

In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves.

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CRC Retreat

Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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The KONVWA POU REPARASYON, Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal

April 25 – May 2, 2018

Dorbrene E. O’Marde
Chairperson, Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission

The KONVWA POU REPARASYON was staged by The International Movement for Reparations (M.I.R.) in Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal during the period April 25 – May 2, 2018. The MIR has organized convoys across Martinique for years and for the first time extended […]

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Conference to Explore Racial Reconciliation Around the World

Tulane Law School is hosting a two-day conference that will explore the legal and practical challenges of racial reconciliation around the world.

The event March 16-17 is titled, “A Conference of Global Perspectives: Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law” and is sponsored by the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar Fund and […]

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