Slavery Remembrance Day 2015

Slavery Remembrance Day 2015

Slavery Remembrance Day 2015

Venue: International Slavery Museum
Date(s): 21.8.15 - 23.8.15
Time(s): All Day

Events from 21 – 23 August
Three days of special events to commemorate Slavery Remembrance Day on Sunday 23 August – a day of remembrance and reflection – including a day of family events on 22 August.:

Slavery Remembrance Day Family Day:

International Slavery Museum
22 August
Join us for a day of craft workshops, performances, and demonstrations to commemorate Slavery Remembrance Day.
Drop in, no booking required

1-4pm – Don’t miss Sidiki Dembele’s captivating performances on the djembe drum and a harp from West Africa called a kamelen n’goni.

1-4pm – Look out for our face painter throughout the afternoon creating fantastic designs inspired by African blooms and animals.

1-4pm – Change the world with your own two hands! Help us create a collaborative artwork and add your own hopes and wishes for the future.

1-4pm – Join artists from the Paper Moon print studio to get hands on and have a go at screen printing an array of West African adinkra symbols. You can add to our big print mural and also make a work of art to take away. Suitable for ages 5+.

Slavery Remembrance Day main events:

Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture
Martin Luther King Jr building
21 August, 6pm
This year’s lecture is delivered by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.

Slavery Remembrance Day Walk of Remembrance
Church Street bandstand to Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One
23 August, 12 noon
Remember ancestors who, deprived of their liberty, enabled the port of Liverpool to thrive. Meet at the bandstand on Church Street.

Slavery Remembrance Day Libation Ceremony
23 August, 1pm
A libation is an ancient spiritual ceremony. Join us to remember ancestors of African and Caribbean heritage. The ceremony will be performed by Chief Angus Chukuemeka accompanied by the River

Poets Against Apartheid – The Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron
Martin Luther King Jr building
23 August, 2.30pm
‘Poets Against Apartheid – The Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron’ featuring poets Malik Al Nasir, Tayo Aluko and Jean Binta Breeze, with accompaniment of the Nicky Brown Gospel Choir. Join us for our 16th Slavery Remembrance Day commemoration – a day of remembrance and reflection.

For more information, visit the International Slavery Museum website.