History and Legacy of Slavery in Colombia

Colombian Studies Initiative and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS) Studies

6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
March 30, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm

In the North American context, the history of slavery and Black histories have been the subject of numerous investigations and public discussions for decades. The situation is different in Colombia, where these stories continue to be largely invisible and unknown to many sectors of the nation.

Despite the fact that Black populations represent a significant part of Colombian society, their importance in the country's history has often been ignored or minimized. In recent years, however, the situation has begun to change: not only because more historical research has been generated, but also because more spaces have been opened for debates on the legacies of slavery in current Colombian society.

The main objective of this conversation will be to generate a space for reflection and interdisciplinary dialogue around one of the most relevant and urgent problems in the history and present of Colombia.

This event is organized by the Colombian Studies Initiative, a collaboration between NYU Wagner, NYU CLACS and the Universidad del Rosario. This is part of the faculty working group series, where faculty present their research about a topic of relevance to Colombia and engage in conversation with colleagues and with the public. 

Please note: this event will be held in Spanish

NYU Wagner provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email colombianstudies@nyu.edu or call 212.998.7400 for assistance.
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