August 23, 2021

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition - a discussion with Louise Darkwah, Leah James and Alexis Curtis-Harris

Did you know, today is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition? Some of our Penna family members - Louise Darkwah, Leah James and Alexis Curtis-Harris - joined our Penna Podcast to have an open and honest discussion around the ongoing impact of the slave trade on Black communities both inside and outside the world of work. Take a listen and share your thoughts below the line.

Find out more about Penna, and our D&I consultancy, at www.penna.com.

Further reading on the Slave Trade and Abolition from our Podcasters:

Unesco's explanation of the day: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/slavetraderemembranceday

The British Library's resource: http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/campaignforabolition/abolitionbackground/abolitionintro.html

Black History Month's resource: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/history-of-slavery/the-atlantic-slave-trade/

The Black Curriculum: A social enterprise founded in 2019 by Lavinya Stennett to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum.

https://theblackcurriculum.com

IG - @theblackcurriculum

Black British Network: http://www.blackbritishnetwork.com

https://www.cephaswilliams.com/blackbritishnetwork

IG - @theblackbritishnetwork

The Victoria and Albert Museum's Slavery and the African Diaspora Reading List http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/s/reading-list-slavery-african-diaspora/

UK Black History: https://ukblackhistory.online

IG - @ukblackhistory

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