photo: courtesy Barbara Walker and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London/Chris Keenan © Barbara Walker
With Ruqayya Bryce and Adiva Lawrence.
Do we need reparative justice, and if so, what forms might it take? Why is the idea of reparations to the descendants of the enslaved so divisive? What does it mean for the descendants of enslavers, do they owe anything? The overall aim is to hold a conversation where we can listen and share knowledge and ideas. For people resistant to acknowledging the contribution of the institutions of slavery to Britain’s wealth, power and prestige; how can we have this discussion in a way that opens doors as opposed to closing them?
Adiva Lawrence is a curator at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Hull looking at the representation of transatlantic slavery in museums and in contemporary art.