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Legacy Of 1804

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Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com welcomes guest Manbo Dowoti Désir.
Dowoti Désir is a Manbo Asogwe and a scholar of Haitian Vodou.  She utilizes interfaith exchanges and cultural diplomacy to facilitate better understanding of AfroAtlantic spiritual systems in the global North. She has written extensively about the contemporary and sacred arts of the African Diaspora, its religions and sociopolitical issues impacting the global African community. Her book, Wòch case wòch: Redlining a Holocaust, Memorials and the People of the AfroAtlantic, focusing on the right to memory, the built environment, and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, will be available in 2014. She is a graduate of Barnard College and has a Master's degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.