“Thank you for doing that, I was there with my daughter and it was a blessing, she just said ‘mummy now I know where I come from’ that touched my heart, my daughter did not have identity[sic] that’s what I understand, she was struggling and I didn’t know”
ticharosario, Instagram, 2017
“Well done to organisers, poignant but brilliant event I was glad to be there along with my daughters may we all go from strength to strength.”
Melvina Michel-de Sousa, Facebook, 2017
“Had a great time. Learned more about where we come from.”
Caroline Charles, Facebook, 2017
“Very special day. Well done for organising, looking forward to next year and a year of even greater progress.”
Jay 'Asma' Hall, Facebook, 2017
“Dr Lez was a fantastic host for yesterday’s Slavery Remembrance National Memorial 2017. Thank you to the organiser for putting on such an empowering and uplifting event. #OneLove

#TimeToRemember #SlaveryRemembrance #MyTribe ✊✊”

Marlesha Jardine, Facebook, 2017
” I was at Trafalgar Square as well yesterday and took some videos. I was particularly impressed with the Lady originally from Jamaica who said she single handedly started the movement. As well as the young Lady poet, whose poem was entitled ” Do you love yourself Black Boy”
John Quaye Quao, Facebook, 2017
“I travel down from Leicester for the day with my son. Well worth it! We both had an enlightening, uplifting day. Well done to the organisers and support. I’m thinking of bringing a group next year. #TimeToRemember”
Jeanette Wiltshire, Website, 2017
“Excellent event. Well done for birthing this vision – we need it! Onwards and upwards…”
Shazza Nuge, Facebook, 2017
“It was absolutely fantastic, first time for me definitely going next year.”
Michael Lisbie, Facebook, 2017
“Great afternoon power to you & family. Thank you very much one love peace.Tricia”
Tricia Burke, Facebook, 2017
“A Fantastic event, one I was glad to be part of, it shows us what we can do if more of us stick together, there is a lot more work we all need to do as Africans to share true knowledge of ourselves rather than the distortions that is all around us.

It felt good to just be among Africans.”

Ayo Ogundimu, Facebook, 2017
“Brilliant event, uplifting, informative and entertaining. Fantastic speakers, dancers and poet. I was blessed to be there. Looking forward to next year’s event. Thanks to the organisers.”
Pamela Campbell, Facebook, 2017
“This woman’s [Simply Sayo] poetry was absolutely amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire event, looking forward to checking it out next year.”
Sondai Az, Facebook, 2017
“Awesome, thank you”
Tara Gholston, Facebook, 2017
“We had a beautiful day today. Thank you for such an important event.”
Sinai Fleary, Facebook, 2017
“Wonderful day and so befitting to our martyrs. Anything I can do to support this excellence I shall. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! OneBlessedLove”
Sankhara Messado, Facebook, 2016
“A big thank you to all those who worked on and had a strong enough dream, to make yesterday possible. An inspiring day.

Please can you put some excerpts from the day up, especially Afrikan Boy, he blew me away.

Quote of the day from one of the poets – ‘My ancestors can’t reach me, because my parents failed to teach me’ Let’s not fail the future generation, remembering is important”

Eileen Ball, Facebook, 2016
“Was a beautiful day just being part of history felt good n the sun came out, one love”
Jacqurline Jacobs, Facebook, 2016
“What a pleaseure attending the Slavery Remembrance Memorial Service yesterday! so nice to meet Akala.. Such a knowledgeable being!”
Kisha Bromfield, Facebook, 2016
“It was a great day and I look forward to attending many more! Thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. Good luck going forward.”
Lucy Reddin, Facebook, 2016
“My first time ever attending this event and i absolutely loved it”
Dinar Leo Dino, Facebook, 2017
“Definitely want to go next year!”
Leanne Gayle, Facebook, 2017
“I was so impressed and inspired by the people who both organised and performed at this event, as well as the people who attended and threw themselves into the spirit. Some incredibly important issues were raised and it made me wonder how people could possibly deny the necessity of remembering slavery. I took photos of the memorial and wrote a piece about slavery remembrance, which you can read if you are interested by clicking the link below. Just want to thank everyone for investing their time and energy into such a worhy cause! I was especially touched by the woman fighting for better awareness of what black people can do to help victims of leukemia.

Thank you!”

India-Mae Alby, Facebook, 2017
“The afternoon in Trafalgar Square, wonderful.”
Angela Nash, Facebook, 2016
“It wa a privelege and an honour to perform at such a momentous, important occassion. Well done for all your hard labours Shezal and your tema. Keep up the great work.”
Pamela Sakyi, Facebook, 2016
“Up Up Up”
Monique Marie Marie, Facebook, 2016
“I was unavoidably late but so proud and happy I finally reached.

Do we wait for same time next year for the next event or is there another coming up?”

Natalie Armstrong, Facebook, 2016
“What a fantastic event! Incredibly Powerful!”
Michelle Gee, Facebook, 2016
“I want to send personal thanks to Shezal and all who organised and ran todays awe inspiring event. The work that must have had to go into it was not in vain though was it?! That was one fo teh most powerful experiences in my 50-odd years. As well as feeling the unity and love, I learned SO much today, so much food for thought for me alone to take away. I’m sure many people took something from today. I can’t wait to start following up some of the acts and all of what I heard. I feel we ALL have much to learn from one another. From the moment it kicked off with that remarkable young man’s [Kush] poetry to the scenes at the end where I saw strangers chatting, hugging and smiling together. Total respect Shezal. X”
Kevin Titterton, Facebook, 2016