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220 Years of Ayiti :
Freedom without Emancipation

SYMPOSIUM on the Haitian Revolution across time, cultures, and geographies.

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Symposium Programme

Among the three political revolutions sparked by the Enlightenment - American, French and Haitian - the Haitian Revolution is the only one to implement human rights universally and unconditionally.

On November 18, 1803, the Haitian revolutionary army defeated Napoleon's French expeditionary forces. It was the last battle of Haiti’s revolutionary war, and secured Haiti's independence. This marked the end of the military phase of the revolution.

Thank you to all those who made the November 28, 2023 symposium a wonderful conversation about scholarly analysis, activism, and artistic expression. We will hold events throughout 2024 to continue to inspect the global racial imaginary that ties the Haitian experience to liberation movements globally.

This will culminate in a conference in November 2024. See you next year!


York University
Dahdaleh Building, Room 2120
Global Strategy Lab

88 The Pond Road
North York, ON M3J 2S5
York University subway station

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