Reparations: Caribbean Mobilization

3/31/22, 11:00 PM

About the Class

Bahamas, a Caribbean nation of more than 700 islands and cays, is a center for the current-day reparations movement. Prof. Campbell-Hall tells us about the history of slavery and colonialism, and the present challenges and mobilizations of the Bahamian people. She also walks us through the main aspects of the 10-point reparations plan developed by the Caribbean Reparations Commission, endorsed by US-based organizations, including NAARC and NCobra.

"We're also suffering with a lot of issues in regards to gender based violence between the years of 2003 and 2013 there was 6000 reported cases of gender based violence in the country right and we know when we're talking about gender based violence that we always have to make the distinction of that which was reported, because a lot of it just simply isn't, and so we see that."
Niambi Hall Campbell-Dean, The University of the Bahamas

About the speaker

Niambi Hall Campbell-Dean, The University of the Bahamas

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Psychology Program at the University of The Bahamas.

An Afrocentric, community psychologist, Niambi Hall Campbell-Dean is an Associate Professor and the current Program Coordinator of the Psychology Program at the University of The Bahamas. Having completed her psychology degrees at the University of North Carolina -Asheville, Florida A&M, and North Carolina State University, she is the founder of Culture Community, community research and consulting agency developed as a graduate of the first cohort of the US Embassy’s Academy of Women Entrepreneurs’. A certified diversity trainer and published researcher, her work primarily focuses on the use of culture as a tool for the empowerment of those within the African Diaspora. This has led to her organizing with the Critical Caribbean Symposium Series at the University of the Bahamas and co-founding, with her husband, The King of The Conch Fest. , a Bahamian culinary-conservation competition with the mission to preserve conch and culture for Bahamian generations. #PPP# Her professional appointments and honors are both local and international and include Chair of the Bahamas National Reparations Committee, the National Women’s Advisory Council, past International Relations Chair of the Association of Black Psychologists, Psi Chi and Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Societies. A mental health advocate, she was an organizing member of #WEGATCHU, the Hurricane Dorian psycho-social relief group out of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, founding member of the Bahamas Mental Health Association and the Bahamas Mental Health Awareness Month Committee. Since 2007 she has served as a coordinator of the national-award-winning Indaba Project; a grassroots, community-based, youth organization whose mission is to empower African people around the world to resolve their own issues and network with others with a similar goal. She has also worked as a facilitator of Character Day Bahamas since its founding in 2016. A regular guest on Bahamian talk radio, she was a coordinator of the National Election Debate Series and the Key Social Analyst for the OUR News televised National Debate Coverage.

Class Resources

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Capitalism and Slavery, Eric Williams

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Tony McKay, Exuma, The Obeah Man

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National African American Reparations Commission

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Royal Junkanoo 2022

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For the Royals, slavery is a family affair.

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CARICOM Reparations Plan

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