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Slavery and Social Justice Series

The Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies (CCDS) will run a series of high-profile academic events titled 'Slavery and Social Justice' that will help Goldsmiths, its academic community and the wider community to think seriously about the questions raised about the gathering debate about reparations for slavery.

January 2019

Professor Selwyn Cudjoe opened the series on Wednesday 30 January 2019 with a talk titled "Reflections on the writing of the life of William Hardin Burnley". 

February 2019

IMOINDA: the Trilogy - an Opera based on Joan Anim-Addo's Libretto Imoinda: Or She Who Will Lose Her Name (2008) will have its World Premiere on Wednesday 27 February 2019.  Performed as Opera with music by the composer Odaline de la Martinez.  There will also be a panel event titled Women and Slavery with Joan Anim Addo and invited guests.  To book tickets see Eventbrite.

March 2019

Professor Anthony Bogues will give a talk titled "Black Critique: Living History, Slavery, Empire and the Making of the Present” on Thursday 7 March 2019 from 6pm-7.30pm.

Professor Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona)  is a  writer , scholar, curator, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; Professor of Africana Studies, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence (2004-2007); and currently the  Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory at Brown University, USA.

This is a free event but it is important that you book your places through Eventbrite.