TST Project Report Form School Name: IES “Luis Seoane” (Pontevedra-Spain)/ IPVCE “Che Guevara” (Cuba

)/ Nusrat Secondary Senior School (Gambia) Title of the project: “Learning from the past, understanding the present, building the future together” Project responsible: Luisa Márquez Rodríguez/ Daniel Bulgado Benavides/Sainey Jallow E.mail: lmarquez@edu.xunta.es Date of the project: from January 15th to May 15th of 2011 Number of participants: 90 students Age of participants: from 15 to 18 years old Subtopics covered: • The knowledge transmitted by slaves. • The role of women during the years of slavery. • The impact of slavery in the African territories. • The places of memory in Cuba, Gambia and Spain. • The role played by the Spanish Crown. • Testimonies of African descent. • The traces of slavery in modern societies: positive and negative. • Modern forms of slavery: trafficking of women, children and migrant passage. Short description of the project: The project aims to bring the realities of the transatlantic slave trade to the high school students, creating an active space of collaboration among schools located in different geographical areas which will allow complete the knowledge of TST from different perspectives: active and passive players, benefits and detriments,… The research will be carried out in international and multidisciplinary teams. The project promotes a set of values shared by the UNESCO Associated Schools: defending human rights, equality, multiculturalism, international cooperation, mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and dialogue between people and cultures, and between past and present. Main objectives: • • • • • • Duty to defend the historical memory. To analize its impact in shaping the Atlantic world and the resulting cultural interactions. Increasing knowledge about TST as an human tragedy and the racism that resulted from it. Highlighting the role of women in the TST: the economic value and their

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role in transmitting knowledge from their communities: agriculture, natural medicine, cosmology,… as well as their role in the fight for freedom. To ensure a systematic exchange of projects, research and educational approaches. To improve training of teachers in teaching of TST promoting international and interdisciplinary teams. To promote awareness of environmental and cultural problems among different regions of the world that provide for the exchange. To promote the use of new communication and information technologies that puts us on the road to access the new knowledge society. To design a map and a tourism program of memory.

Concrete activities and project phases: En primer lugar debemos aclarar que no se pudieron desarrollar todos los tópicos propuestos por falta de tiempo pero, nos ha animado a seguir trabajando sobre los diferentes aspectos más allá del 15 de mayo. In the IES “LUIS SEOANE” ( Pontevedra-Spain) Advanced Research The teams presented the results about different topics: triangular trade, transport conditions, the life of the slaves, the struggle for emancipation, main figures in the history of slavery, “black codes” Legal (policy) documents against slavery were studied and we spread the resolution on the International Year of African descent. We advanced in the knowledge about the role placed by the Spanish Crown in the path of the slaves black seats, the House of Seville, the theoretical debates to justify the enslavement of Africans. We were fortunate to receive a gift (from the Triana family of Sagua la Grande-Cuba) three jewels literature on the “ingenios” in Cuba, so we could learn about the slave system in them and the role of women as workers and as breeding slaves. This allowed us to advance research on “women and girls” in the TST. Progress in the analysis of modern forms of slavery and most especially in “trafficking in women and girls for sexual exploitation, both globally, in Europe as in Spain: Operation Carioca, the brothel scandal in Catalonia, the mafias in Spain, … The finding will be shared also with the SB “Sá de Bandeira” of Santarém (Portugal). We made an “exhibition” on Trafficking, another on the role of women in it. We opened the blog: http://tstcubagambiaspain2011.blogspot.com Outstanding activities • We are preparing a “Festival of African Music” by the end of June in which they pledged their cooperation: the CMU “Manuel Quiroga”,

groups of musicians from the Senegalese Association of Pontevedra, group of young Gypsies girls of our school, our Moroccan students, other students are preparing pieces and songs of African musicians and other UNESCO schools in the city that will be involved with performances of their students: CEIP “Campolongo” and CEP “Marcos da Portela”. • There remains the development of a “Digital book” (in Spanish and English) about TST.

In the IPVCE “CHE GUEVARA” (Santa Clara-Cuba) • • Kept thenm in constant contact, we know they had a Seminar on the TST, along with the Cuban schools participating in the project. We Knew the footprints of slavery in Sagua, Placetas, Remedios, Caibarién, Camajuaní and Ranchuelo ( places of memory in the villaclareña region). We learn about a Place of memory: “central Marcelo Salado Lastra” (Reforma). The Cuban students made a tour led by an expert. African Festival during the national workshop about TSt in the IPVCE “Che Guevara”. Participation in radio and television programs on the TST Lecture given by Dr. Gema Valdés Acosta, Doctor in Philology, consulting professor in the department of letters at the Central University of Las Villas and Representative of the UNESCO Chair in Latin American studies at the University of Alcalá in Spain

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In the NUSRAT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (Gambia) After a very encouraging start, throughout the project development the communication was broken , but we hope to recover it soon. Anyway, this first contact prompted the curiosity of our students about that country and its places of Memory. Outstanding activities • • Promote the twinning with the Gambia school . Exploring new evidence of African descent

Partnership: IES “Luis Seoane” (Pontevedra-Spain) IPVCE “Che Guevara” (Santa Clara-Cuba) Nusrat Senior Secondary School (Gambia) S.B. “Sá de Bandeira” (Santarém-Portugal)

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