Pursuing Pan-Afrikan Reparations (with Esther Stanford-Xosei)
*Massey Room - Main site, Garden Quad, a turn left from the Hall*
Esther Stanford-Xosei will be speaking about an exciting and historic new development, the recently launched International Network of Activists and Scholars for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR) in London in partnership with the reparations coalition she represents, the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
Esther’s talk will focus on elaborating on the INOSAAR’s role in fortifying the academic bloc of the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR), how it relates to Oxford’s student’s scholarship and research and more importantly, why it is important to connect into the INOSAAR if one wants to ensure that their scholarship is Afrikan Heritage Community- engaged and also what students can expect to benefit from participating in the network.
Esther Stanford-Xosei is a jurisconsult, community advocate, specialising in the critical legal praxis of 'law as resistance' and internationally acclaimed Reparationist. In this regard, Esther has charted new grounds, as an interdisciplinary legal and history scholar-activist in the theory, research and praxis of Pan-Afrikan Reparations for Global Justice. Esther serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE), co-founder of the Global Afrikan Peoples Parliament (GAPP), the Afrikan Reparations Transnational Community of Practice (ARTCoP) and the Europe-Wide NGO Consultative Council on Afrikan Reparations (ENGOCCAR). She is also the official spokesperson for the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC) which organises the annual 1st August Reparations March in London. In addition, Esther is the co-initiator of the ‘Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/ Ecocide’ Petition and its campaign (SMWeCGEC). Notably, the SMWeCGEC includes calls for the establishment of All-Party Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice at the levels of the Westminster and European Parliaments as well as the establishment of local, national and international benches of the Ubuntukgotla Peoples International Tribunal for Global Justice.
This Event is brought to you by the Africa Society and the Linacre Africa Network.
Balliol College, Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom