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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
To mark the closing of the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition, the Director-General will present the Toussaint Louverture Prize to the famous Martiniquais poet Aimé Césaire (who will participate in a video-conference) and Abdias do Nascimento, a founder of the Teatro Expérimental do Negro, the first organization to introduce the rehabilitation of the Afro-Brazilian heritage in the fight against discrimination. The prize is named after the freed slave who led the fight for Haiti's independence.
Awarded exceptionally for the Year 2004, it celebrates contributions to the struggle against domination, racism and intolerance. A medal bearing the likeness of Toussaint Louverture was minted for the occasion. Admission by invitation, subject to the availability of seats.

 


Start Date 03-12-2004 6:00 pm -
End Date 03-12-2004 8:00 pm -
Event Type Prize ceremony
Event Location Room I



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