Gender Talk Series: Slavery as Told to my Daughter

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: 

NAB Room 2034
Portrait of Sylve Kande

Description: 

The latest in the ongoing Gender Talk series will feature Dr. Sylvie Kande of the History and Philosophy Department presenting "Slavery as told to my daughter: In praise of Christiane Taubira, a political and cultural influencer of African descent in contemporary France."

The Gender Talk series is coordinated by the College's Women's Center and seeks to bring together faculty, staff, and students to discuss the research, activism, and expertise of those sharing the campus.  

In this talk, Dr. Kandé will discuss the work of Christiane Taubira, a French author and a politician, born in Cayenne, French Guiana, who was appointed Minister of Justice in 2012. She was the driving force behind the official recognition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade & slavery as a crime against humanity (2001) and behind the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.