NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H302
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Is reparations an idea whose time has come? Throughout the African diaspora, reparation frameworks are being raised as a means to challenge historical accounts, and make concrete justice claims from the ill effects of slavery, colonialism and racism. Through a comparative perspective, this panel takes a look at claims for reparations voiced by the descendants of formerly enslaved people in the US and formerly colonized peoples in what is today Namibia.

Participants

Jefta Nguherimo US based Namibian and a longtime activist in the struggle for Restorative Justice and Reparation claims against the German government for the genocide committed against the Ovaherero and Nama people in 1904-1908. I am the co-founder of OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocides...

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Obden Mondesir is a Oral History Project Manager at the Weeksville Heritage Center.

Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. He is currently a staff person at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's New York office.