Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In the absence of CULTURAL LITERACY


Descendants of CHATTEL SLAVERY universally suffer POST SLAVERY TRAUMATIC DISORDER and this ailment has never received appropriate remediation.

In the absence of CULTURAL LITERACY descendants of Chattel Slavery have had inaccurate psychosocial assessments as users. Further, these foreign theories are all EURO-CENTRIC and do not address the cultural sensitivities of users of the Mental Care systems in so-called mother countries, independent states and colonies. Clinicians still use Freudian and other theories that have no pertinence to the diverse experience of non Europeans.

The institution of slavery was never aptly addressed in the past nor present. The false concept of superiority and maintained position of non committal responsibility for the introduction of that unjust system: Chattel Slavery and its subsequent systems-for example Imperialism and Capitalism contributes directly to the psychosis that is endemic to communities still marginalised.

After the so-called Abolition of that dastard trade in human cargoes nothing was done to address the resulting trauma which was genetically passed on to the inhabitants of the sufferers. Rather other systems were introduced. (For example: Apprenticeship /Apartheid /and Social Segregation) Even In my own life time Lynching was conducted in America.

Authoritative practitioners all agree that one does not have to live through an experience to be traumatised by it. Thus, in the absence of resolution, deviant attitudes and behaviours resulting from trauma can be passed on through generations subconsciously.

The Crabs in the Barrel syndrome, self hate, dysfunctional family and interpersonal relationships (including Male Female relations) plus anti social behaviours is a direct consequence of POST SLAVERY TRAUMATIC DISORDER.

Roi Kwabena, April 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Garifuna experience

Dr Andoni Castillo
spoke last weekend on Garifuna peoples &
the African Latin American experience.

with members of the appreciative audience

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Garifuna dinner lecture

Garifuna Lecture & Dinner

celebrating the Bi-Centenary Anniversary
of Garifuna Peoples BANISHED TO Central America

with Multi-Media exhibition & Music

Speaker: Dr Andoni Castillo

GARIFUNA Anthropologist

Saturday 21ST APRIL 2007
from 7.30 p.m.

136-138 Kingslands High Street
Dalston, London E8 2NS

Authentic African Caribbean Dinner
Vegetarian, Fish & Jerk Chicken options

Advance tickets: £15.00
At The Door: £20.00

further Info: 0207 254 9632

Friday, April 13, 2007

the slaver Zong on the Thames

In 1781, the Slaver ship the "Zong" was embarking on the 'middle passage', taking slaves from West Africa to England. The ship was overloaded, and malnutrition and disease took their toll on slaves and crew. The slaves were thrown overboard and insurance for chattel was successfully claimed.

The slavership ZONG moored on the Thames River

addressing tour party on the Zong slaver ship


Launch of DIALOGUE Journal &Dinner

Guests at the recent launch of dialogue journal . This event also commemorated the efforts of our ancestors to end Chattel slavery.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

lecture Dinner @caribarama

commemorating those who resisted chattel slavery