FYI * Jamaica Reparations Conference 2/22/03
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Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 22:47:37 -0000
From: "wautella <wautella@...>" <wautella@...>
Subject: PRESS ADVISORY: Jamaica Reparations Movement Conference
WHAT: Jamaica Reparations Movement Conference.
WHERE: Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, UWI, Mona
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, commencing at 9:30 a.m.
The Jamaica Reparations Movement (JARM) will host a
National Conference on Reparations on Saturday,
February 22, 2003 at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre,
UWI, Mona commencing at 9:30 a.m.
The Conference is being conducted to fulfill a
directive of the United Nations World Conference
Against Racism (WCAR) that nations of the African
Diaspora consider and submit proposals for repairing
the injustices of African enslavement and enforced
labour, and the consequences which are suffered today
by African descendants.
The JaRM invites representatives of national, social,
regional, cultural and other groups, as well as
individuals, to attend and submit ideas, proposals and
information to be compiled into a First Draft Jamaican
Reparations document. Suggestions are invited to
create a document containing historical research and
data compilation, total of debt for relief, cost of
national infrastructure development, cost of unpaid
slave labour with interest, poverty alleviation plans,
requirements for agricultural
development, health improvement, as well as
repatriation, among other topic areas.
The conference will be co-chaired by UWI History
Professor Dr. Verene Shepherd and JaRM Co-ordinator
Barbara Blake Hannah. Registration commences at 8:30
a.m. All JaRM members are urged to attend and to
circulate this information widely.
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