ABOUT SLAVERY REMEMBRANCE
The effects of slavery are the single largest incident in reshaping and defining the world we see today
Did you know that August 23rd is International Slavery Remembrance Day? No, well don’t worry you are not alone. We think that everyone should know and commemorate this day and we hope, with your help, to make this happen.
Slavery Remembrance is a national organisation set up to acknowledge and honour the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and promote International Slavery Remembrance Day (23/08). We believe the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade are equally important as the victims of the Jewish Holocaust and WW1&2 yet unfortunately they do not receive the same recognition or commemoration. For too long their story has been sidelined by history, we have set out to change that.
The effects of slavery are arguably the single largest incident in reshaping and defining the world we see today and can no longer be overlooked.
Our main objectives are to Educate, Celebrate and Inspire by:
- Commemorating the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
- Promoting International Slavery Remembrance Day (23 August).
- Challenging views on Africa and its diaspora as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
- Promoting and celebrating Afro-Caribbean history, culture and achievements before, during and after the slave trade.
- Acting as an umbrella organisation supporting and promoting individuals and organisations whose work focuses on benefitting Africa and its diaspora.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the victims of the transatlantic slave trade should never be forgotten. We believe that the world should fall silent for 2 minutes on August 23rd each year, to pay their respect to those victims. We believe the empires built off the backs of enslaved African people and the benefits experienced by many countries to this day should be acknowledged and remembered.
We believe that the African continent had a great and rich history before the European transatlantic slave trade and this should never be forgotten. We believe that each and everyone of us has a duty to play their part in ensuring none of the above is ever overlooked or forgotten again.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
― George Orwell
Remembering, acknowledging and understanding history