Alex Da Silva, Slavery Monument, 2013 - photo Max Dereta

Reading / debate

Central Library

Debate Slavery, Rotterdam has nothing to do with it

The debate Slavery, Rotterdam has nothing with it is organized during the National Book Week with the theme 'Golden Times, Black Pages' and with a view to the unveiling of the Slavery Memorial Rotterdam on 16 June 2013. The monument is a design by visual artist Alex da Silva.

Come and join in the debate on questions such as: "Why is Rotterdam (n) interested in our colonial past?" and "Is the slavery monument a good way to keep the past alive?" The afternoon is presented by Prem Radhakishun. Guests are: Alderman Korrie Louwes, professor of Caribbean History Alex van Stipriaan, writer Karin Amatmoekrim, lecturer Cultural Diversity Hugo Bongers and artists Charl Landvreugd and Boris van Berkum. In addition, initiator Slavery Monument Rotterdam Peggy Wijntuin and Mayor Aboutaleb contribute.


Place: Central Library
Date: Saturday 23 March
Time: 14: 00 to 15: 30
Free access