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Join Durwin’s Lynch Lecture on Keti Koti in Gouda

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Durwin Lynch, from our Healing research theme, will give a lecture on the meaning of Keti Koti and its repercussions in the present. Keti Koti is an annual celebration on the 1st of July which marks the abolition of slavery in Suriname 150/160 years ago. The 1st of July 2024 also marks the end of the national “Herdenkingsjaar Slavernijverleden”.

The event will also have the mayor of Gouda present an action plan based on the book ‘Colonial and Slavery Past of Gouda’, see website. Little was known about Gouda’s colonial and slavery past when the exploration began. Yet much has already been discovered. Several authors describe a wide range of topics in this volume. Attention is given to the role of the Gouda regents who were (co-)plantation owners and thus (co-)owners of enslaved people. In addition, the significance of the colonial and slavery past for the employment of Gouwen citizens and the role of Gouda pipes as a means of exchange in the slave trade are discussed.

Registration is free and there is food and music -so save the date if you have no plans yet. Registration link.



July 1
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cultuurhuis Garenspinnerij
Turfsingel 34
Gouda, 2802 BC
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