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Sankofa is a Ghanaian word meaning “reach back and get it”, symbolised by a mythical bird that flies forwards while looking backwards. It is often used in remembering the slave trade and its abolition
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Remembering the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition

5:00pm to 8:30pm
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA, United Kingdom
Ticket Required (Free)

UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is on Wednesday 22 August.

This year, City Hall will remember the millions who suffered due to the Transatlantic slave trade and mark the passing of the Abolition acts. We will also acknowledge its impact on generations of African and Caribbean communities here in London and across the world.

There will be inspirational keynote speakers and creative performances from African and Caribbean artists. 

This event is open to the public. Book your free tickets.

More details on City Hall's service will be available shortly. In the meantime, you can find out more about the UNESCO International Day for Remembrance.

The commemoration service will be live streamed, watch it here

This event is presented by the Mayor and the London Assembly.

In addition, we thank the Windrush Foundation and community for their support. 

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