Acting President: Advocate for an end to all forms of slavery
Acting President Christine Kangaloo is urging citizens to advocate for an end to all forms of slavery in our country and in the world.
In her Emancipation Day message, she said Emancipation Day is a day like no other as it evokes a range of conflicting feelings.
She said on the one hand, there are the feelings of unbridled joy and rapturous celebration that freedom brings, yet on the other, there are the feelings of deep hurt and of unspeakable pain, caused by reflecting on the appalling conditions from which freedom was had.
The Acting President said the challenge of Emancipation Day is the challenge to be celebratory, yet contemplative, both at the same time.
She is calling on citizens to advocate to an end to all forms of slavery.
“As we celebrate joyously the 185th anniversary of the abolition of African enslavement, let us advocate untiringly for an end to all forms of slavery in our country and in the world.
Let our reverent remembrance of the struggles of our African brothers and sisters for their freedom, inspire us to an unfailing commitment to safeguard and to protect the liberty and dignity of all.”