“Race” and Racism: Roots of Atrocity Crimes

Event Date(s): 26/10/2022

 The United Nations Department of Global Communications invites The UWI community to join a virtual discussion on “race theory” and racism and its relationship to the committing of atrocity crimes and genocide on Wednesday October 26.

Led by a panel of experts including UWI Academics, Race” and Racism: Roots of Atrocity Crimeswill examine how the belief in “race” shaped the history and legacy of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. This forum is Episode 8 of the series “Beyond the Long Shadow: Engaging with Difficult Histories”.


Panellists include:

Tara Inniss, Director, Caribbean Heritage Network and Lecturer, Department of History and Philosophies, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus; Doyle Stevick, Executive Director, Anne Frank Center and Associate Professor, College of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States; and Freddy Mutanguha, Executive Director, The Aegis Trust, Kigali, Rwanda.

Moderator: Sara Brown, Executive Director, Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey, United States.

Register here for the online dialogue: https://www.un.org/en/outreach-programme-holocaust/26-october-2022-virtual-discussion-race-and-racism-roots-atrocity

Open to: | General Public |