CANCELLED: RAPS Talk | The Legal Case for Reparations
The Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for a discussion of Sir Hilary Beckles’ Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide, while discussing his role in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission’s lawsuit against European nations involved with colonial slavery. This event is part of the working group’s Reparations Project, a project which explores the prospect of reparations for Transatlantic slavery and colonialism, widely recognized as one of the most horrific events in world history. This inquiry will take the form of common readings to explore and frame the central issues, lectures by experts to interrogate the stakes, legal research to evaluate the case, and economic and statistical analysis to explore the feasibility of reparations for peoples and nations victimized by colonial slavery.
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