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OAS to Host Lecture on “The Afro-Diaspora in the Americas”

  February 23, 2016

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host, on Thursday, February 25, at 14:30 EST (19:30 GMT) a lecture on “The Afro-Diaspora in the Americas” as part of the celebrations of Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African Descent at the Organization.

The event, to be held in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, will include a welcoming message from OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, an address on Black History Month at the Organization by Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez, a presentation by Miguel Vilar, Science Manager for National Geographic’s Genographic Project, and an update on the work of the OAS working group on Afro-descendants, among others.

The complete agenda of the event can be found here.

WHAT: OAS Hosts Lecture on “The Afro-Diaspora in the Americas”

WHEN: Thursday, February 25 14.30 EST (19.30 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-020/16