May 25 — African Liberation Day
The Trans-Atlantic Slave System and Its Afterlife
On the occasion of African Liberation Day, CPC(M-L) is posting a webinar on the Trans-Atlantic Slave System with featured speaker Dr. Isaac Saney from Dalhousie University, originally broadcast on March 25, 2022. The webinar was held to commemorate the UN International Day of the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, as part of the University of Windsor’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID) Week.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave System fundamentally altered not only the lives and destinies of millions of Africans and the African continent but also transformed the world. Its boundaries and reach extended into every dimension, facet and interstice of the new global society. Indeed, living in a world created by and through the sufferings and struggles of enslaved Africans presupposes that the creation of a more just and sustainable political, economic, social, and ecological order necessitates not only reckoning with this history but also demanding reparatory justice.