The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law hosts “Routes to Freedom: Reflections on the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade,” Ottawa, Ont., March 14–16, 2008. This conference focuses on the historical realities of the transatlantic slave trade and celebrates the accomplishments of African peoples. It also aims to heighten awareness of current conditions.
In this March 15th session, panellists speak on the theme of “Functional Amnesia: Education, Knowledge Production, and Impact of the Slave Trade.” The panellists are. Judith Oder (lawyer in the Africa Programme at the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights), Jack Braithwaite (counsel at Weaver Simmons, LLP), and Natasha Henry (founder of Fundi Educational Resources).
After speaking, panellists field questions from audience members.