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Genocide and Slavery Roundtable: Awarness. Prevention, Reconciliation, and Reparations
November 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Questions to include: What can be done when we see early acts of Genocide or Slavery stripping victims of names, cultural traditions, and other forms of identity in a way that allows crimes against humanity? How can we raise awareness of these acts of Genocide and Slavery before they are used to justify economic gains for one part of society at the expense of another?
Afternoon Roundtable Sessions: Reconciliation and Reparation
Questions to include: What can be done once Genocide or Slavery become successful in stripping victims of social identities in order to justify economic gains for one part of society at the expense of another? Must reparations be only in the form of financial compensation for illicit economic gains, or might reparations include social and emotional responses to restore the injuries associated with social death?
Moderator Dr. Alfonzo Porter is a popular national speaker on contemporary educational issues, trends, legislative policy, reforms, and initiatives. As an education columnist with Washington Post he has covered a wide spectrum of issues pertaining to schools, students, and teachers. His radio show entitled “Say What??” with Alfonzo Porter is broadcast on WOL-AM in Washington, DC.
PM Round Table Speakers
Aubrey Ardema, JD; Worked in the
UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, focused on the Rwandan genocide, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a hybrid domestic-international court focused on crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Douglas Mpondi, PhD Associate Professor; Chair, Dept. African Studies, Metropolitan State University; Genocide in post-independence Zimbabwe: ‘Moment of madness’ or denial of responsibility for atrocities?
11 AM – 12:30 PM: Opening Presentation and Panel: Awareness and Prevention
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel: Reconciliation and Reparation