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Women and Slavery: Telling Their Stories
December 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The exhibition features the stories of enslaved women who endured the harsh conditions of forced labor and sexual exploitation, yet found the courage to fight for freedom. These women also succeeded in transmitting their African culture and heritage to their descendants, despite the many abuses that they had to bear. In addition, it shines a light on free women who fought for abolition of the slavery system. The event will feature a poetry reading by Dr. Abena Busia, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department; an overview on women and slavery by assistant professor of history and Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Marisa Fuentes; and an address from Omyma David, a United Nations education outreach representative.
This event is a component of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign and part of the UN theme, “Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”