Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture
Dr Gee Walker
Tuesday 22 August 2017, 5pm
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr Building, Albert Dock Liverpool
Dr Gee Walker campaigner, educator and founder of the Anthony Walker Foundation, delivered the Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture at 2017’s Slavery Remembrance Day commemorations, which also marked 10 years since the opening of the International Slavery Museum.
In July 2005, Gee's son Anthony was murdered in a racially motivated attack in Merseyside. Following Anthony's death, Gee founded the Anthony Walker Foundation, for which she is a patron. Gee supports families who have suffered similar losses and speaks publicly about her personal experience, her forgiveness of Anthony's killers and encourages young people to make better choices.
The International Slavery Museum has shared a close relationship with Gee and her family since opening in 2007 and our Anthony Walker Education Centre is named in memory of her son. Dr Gee Walker is also featured in the Museum on the Black Achievers Wall which celebrates Black Achievers past and present.
This annual event has been named in honour of Dorothy Kuya. She was one of the country's leading figures in combating inequality and a tireless anti-racism campaigner who fought all her life for truth and justice.
Dorothy lived in Liverpool and was part of the steering group instrumental in transforming and developing National Museums Liverpool's Transatlantic Slavery Gallery into the International Slavery Museum, which opened in 2007.
It is fitting that her name should live on to educate and inspire future generations.
See photos from previous years' lectures in our highlights gallery.