A conference to remember Swedish slave trade

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Saturday held the first of its programs marking the 172nd anniversary of the end of Sweden’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade. 
A memorial conference, held in Malmo, Sweden’s 3rd biggest city, focused on human rights. 

Swedish MP Malcolm Momodou Jallow speaks at the conference

Held under the theme, The legacy of Slave Trade – Voices of today’s Afro-Swedes, speakers address issues like the rights of children, the effects of Afrophobia and discrimination on mental health and well-being, Afrophobia on the job market, among others.
Speakers included Swedish Member of Parliament Malcolm Momodou Jallow, Kitimbwa Sabuni, Michaela Moua, Leandro Schclarek Mulinari and Sara Duarte.
The conference was part of the group’s work to draw attention to October 9, the day, 172 years ago, when the last enslaved African became free from Swedish ownership. 
Furthermore, it also wants to increase knowledge of Sweden’s part in the transatlantic slave trade and how this affects today’s Afrophobia in Sweden.
Meanwhile, The Liberty Parade, considered Sweden’s biggest anti-racist march, is slated for Wednesday (October 9) in the same city, beginning at 18:00.
Photos: Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice