Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 18, 2017 Organization of American States (OAS)

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) has the pleasure to invite you to the premiere screening of “Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora”, a film by cultural anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc., Dr. Sheila S. Walker, to be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Hall of the Americas of the OAS Main Building.  This event is being held in recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) and in partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Remember Slavery Programme and Afrodiaspora, Inc.
The event will also feature remarks by H.E. Nestor Mendez and a moderated panel discussion with Dr. Walker and representatives from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The United Nations Department of Public Information's Remember Slavery Programme, and the OAS.  The United Nations’ exhibition, “Remember Slavery: Recognition, Justice and Development”, which highlights the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, will be on display in the Hall of Heroes beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

Please RSVP by Friday, October 13 to Mrs. Mayuriel Perez at ASG_OASG@oas.org, tel. 202-370-0195 or through the registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/premiere-screening-tickets-38038737889

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La Oficina del Secretario General Adjunto de los Estados Americanos (OEA) tiene el honor de invitarles a la exhibición del estreno de la película “Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora”, a realizarse el miércoles 18 de octubre de 2017 de 2:00 pm a 4:00 pm en el Salón de las Américas del edificio principal de la OEA.

El evento contará con las palabras de S.E. Nestor Mendez, Secretario General Adjunto de la OEA, y una discusión moderada por la Dra. Walker y representantes del Museo Nacional de Historia y Cultura Afroamericana, del programa “Recordemos la Esclavitud” del Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas y de la OEA. También contaremos con la exposición de las Naciones Unidas “Remember Slavery: Recognition, Justice and Development”, la cual ofrece la oportunidad de honrar y recordar a las víctimas de la trata transatlántica de esclavos. Esta se encontrará en exhibición en la Galería de los Héroes a partir de la 1:00 pm.

Por favor, confirmar asistencia a Mayuriel Pérez al correo ASG_OASG@oas.org, tel. 202-370-0195 o a través del link de registro:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/premiere-screening-tickets-38038737889, a más tardar el viernes 13 de octubre.

La Oficina del Secretario General Adjunto de la OEA aprovecha esta oportunidad para reiterarles el testimonio de su más distinguida consideración.



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