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Sponsored by the National Archives and the Directorate of Education, Sports and Culture of the Netherlands Antilles in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Saturday 28 June

08:00 - 10.00    Registrations

10.00 - 12:00 Opening Ceremony

Cultural Activity

Opening Remarks:
        National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles
        Minister of Education and Culture of the Netherlands Antilles
        Governor of the Netherlands Antilles

12:00 - 13: 30    Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Presentations

UNESCO Slave Route Project
    Andre Kramp, Director of the Slave Route Project, UNESCO-Paris

    The Importance of the Haitian Revolution for the Caribbean
Laennec Hurbon, University of Quisqueya in Port -au-Prince, Haiti

    Caribbean Slavery: development, discourse, the reparation debate. Hilary Beckles, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Saturday 28 June

15:00 - 15:15    Break

15:15 - 16.45    Topic 1:    Languages and other Forms of Artistic and Cultural Expressions

    Frank Martinus-Arion, Kolegio Erasmo - The Netherlands Antilles


        Topic 2:    Archives, Intangible Heritage, and Museums

                Paul Lovejoy, York University, Canada


17.15    Official Opening of Slavery Exhibition

20.00    Cocktail Party

Sunday 29 June

10.00 - 12.00        Slavery and the creation of internal and intra-regional links in the Caribbean segment of the Atlantic World

        National Archives Forum
        Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles

        Verene Shephard, University of the West Indies, Jamaica   

14.00 - 15.30    Topic 3:    Slavery, Economy and Gender

            Michael Gomez, New York University, USA


        Topic 4:    Race, Religion, Spirituality and Inter-Culturality

                Sheila Walker, University of Texas at Austin, USA


15.30 - 15.45         Break

Sunday 29 June

15.45 - 17.15        Topic 5:     Maroonage and Resistance Cultures in the Americas

Acklyn Lynch, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA


        Topic 6:    Memory, Education and Teaching

Sandra Gift, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago


20.00 - 22.00        Video Presentation: "Slavery"
        In collaboration with the "Netherlands National Platform
of the Dutch Slavery Past" and the Ministry of     Education, Culture and Sciences of the Netherlands.

        Theatre Luna Blou   
Monday 30 June

09.00 - 12.00    Working sessions

12.00 - 13.30         Lunch

13.30 - 17.00        Presentation and discussion of working group recommendations

20.00 - 22.00 Cultural Activity

Tuesday 1 July

10.00 - 12.00        Adoption of recommendations
Closing Ceremony

18.00 - 24.00        Festival "Celebrating Emancipation"
Related Cultural Agenda

Exhibition "Ban dakuná historia pa konosé berdat"
An exhibition about the origins, lives and resistance of Afro-Curaçaoan Peoples
Organized by:    National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles and Platform Historical Truth (Plataforma Bèrdat Históriko) in cooperation with the National Archeological Anthropological Museum (NAAM).
Place:    Scharlooweg 77, Willemstad
Opening hours:    08.00 - 17.00 (weekdays) and Saturday from 8.00 - 12.00
Dates:    20 June - 16 July, 2003
Entrance:    Free

Contemporary Art Exhibition "Resusitá"
Plastic artists from Curaçao create an exhibition of works of on the theme of the history of slavery
Organized by:    Arte Vishon, Plastic Artists Association of Curaçao
Place:    Rif Fort Village, Otrobanda, Willemstad
Opening hours:    8.00 - 17.00
Dates:    13 June - 4 July, 2003
Entrance:    Free

Museo Kas di Pal'i Maishi
This country house museum is a quaint little house dating from mid 19th century. It is an example of the simplest from of house construction existing in Curaçao, with items on display showing how people lived about 140 years ago during and after the slavery period.
Date:    Permanent exhibition.
Place:    Band' Abou, road to West Point
Tel.    864.2742
Openings hours:    09.00- 16.00
Entrance:    Adults ANG 2.50, children under 12 years ANG 0.50

Museo Kura Hulanda
This museum exhibits part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the relocation in the New World. There is a vast collection of artefacts and replica's from the continental of Africa, showing the great Empires of West Africa.
Date:    Permanent exhibition.
Place:    Klipstraat 9, Otrobanda, Willemstad
Tel.    00-5999-434.7765
Fax    00-5999-434.7705
Openings hours:    10.00 - 17.00
Entrance:    Adults ANG 10.00 (US $ 6.00), children under 12 years ANG 5.00 (US $ 3.00)

Parke Nashonal - Monumento "Lucha pa Libertat"
Monument "Lucha pa Libertat" is a symbol commemorating Tula, the leader of the slave revolution at Plantation Knip in Banda'Bou in Curaçao.

This monument is open to the public.
Place:    Ref - Otrobanda
Entrance:    Free

Walking Tour

An architectural-historical tour through Old Otrobanda by Mr. Michael Newton
Date:    Every Wednesday at 17.15 hour
Admission:    ANG 10.--
For information and booking:        Tel. 560.6978
Also special group tours provided (minimum 20 people)

York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project
Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Fax: (416) 650-8173