It is being billed as an event to further strengthen the ties between Barbadians and others within the African diaspora; and with the theme Our Freedom, Our Identity: Uncover.Recover.Discover., the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference, which takes place from September 17 to 19, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, also promises to be an enlightening experience.

With more than a dozen speakers and panellists, participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions which feature myriad themes, including: Recovering Our Ancestral Links; Letting Artefacts Speak; Black Immigrants in Latin America; and Linking Museums to the Places of History and Culture.

Assuring that the conference would be more than a talk shop, Ministry representatives explained that tours of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, the Freedom Footprints trail and a speed networking session for attendees will also be featured.

Tourism Development Officer, Selma Thompson, encouraged Barbadians and others throughout the diaspora, to take advantage of the early bird registration, which will be available until Tuesday, July 31, as well as special government, student and daily rates.

The event was developed by the Bermuda Ministry of Tourism in 2001 and is executed under the leadership of the ADHT Bermuda Foundation.

Additional information on the conference may be obtained by visiting http://www.adhtbarbados.com/, www.facebook.com/ADHTBarbados or contacting the Ministry of Tourism at 430-7500.


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