As part of Black History Month
we are running a regular Tuesday afternoon film club with screenings from 12 noon-2pm at the International Slavery Museum. Tickets are free and details can be found on the website or by calling 0151 478 4543.
The International Slavery Teachers’ Institute
During the Summer the museum ran the International Slavery Teachers’ Institute on the theme of ‘Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade’
, in partnership with Liverpool Hope University. Teachers from across the UK attended the eight day training programme. The aim was to give teachers the knowledge and skills to talk confidently and sensitively on the emotive theme of slavery. Paul Khan, deputy director of Education, said: “If teachers can grasp slavery, what it meant, its legacies, they can pass on this knowledge to future generations.” Another institute is being planned for next year.
International Slavery Museum blog posts
You can read more about the latest news and views from the International Slavery Museum on our blog.
Black History Month
We commemorate Black History Month with a packed programme of events celebrating Black history, culture and heritage - full details available on the website.
A message from David Lammy
International Slavery Museum supporter David Lammy MP has sent a special message in support of the museum’s work. You can watch his speech online.
Transatlantic Slavery: An Introduction
Transatlantic Slavery: An Introduction is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of slavery and its modern day impact. It includes a foreword by Reverend Jesse Jackson who has visited the museum twice since it opened in 2007. The book costs £7.95 (plus p&p) and is available from our online shop.
Federation of International Human Rights Museums conference
Last month the International Slavery Museum hosted the inaugural FIHRM
conference to discuss how museums can actively campaign against contemporary forms of racism, discrimination and human rights abuses. The conference was attended by almost 100 delegates from over 20 countries with a host of international speakers. The feedback from the event has been hugely positive and we want to thank everyone who attended and helped to make it a truly inspirational couple of days. Presentations, podcasts and papers from the event coming soon!
Home alone: end domestic slavery
A new exhibition
in the recently launched Campaign Zone highlights how domestic workers are among the most exploited and abused workers in the world. Many need legal protection to end the abuse. Home Alone campaign is an Anti-Slavery International campaign which you can join on their website.
Slavery Remembrance Day
This year’s Slavery Remembrance Day Festival was well attended despite the rain. The Memorial Lecture was given by Henry Olonga. Not only was Henry the first Black cricketer to represent Zimbabwe at international level but he also publicly protested against Robert Mugabe’s government. We were also lucky enough to be joined by the Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson. On Slavery Remembrance Day a traditional libation ceremony took place on the waterfront, led by Chief Angus Chukuemeka. See pictures from this year's festival.