Ancestral

Collective commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of people in La Réunion

In 2013, l'association Miaro in collaboration with l' organised a 'Collective commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of people in La Réunion', including the collection of historical, anthopological, ethnolinguistic and cultural facts.

Commemoration for the victims of colonial slavery

Since 11 May 2014, the Association Mémoires Ultramarines (A.M.C.) has organised a commemoration for the victims of colonial slavery in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. The theme of the first event was entitled 'The consequences of slavery for Antillean women' with the guest of honour being Patrick Karam, the president of the  (CREFOM) and regional advisor for the Île-de-France region. 

Konvwa pou réparasyon (Convoi pour les réparations): March for Reparations

Since 2001, the Mouvement International pour les Réparations (MIR) has organized an annual 'Konvwa pou réparasyon' (Reparations march) in Martinique that takes place just after 10 May commemoration (France's national day for remembering slavery, the slave trade and their abolitions) and leads up to Martinique's national holiday on 22 May during which they recall the slave uprisings that preempted the arrival of the abolition decree in 1848.

Monument in remembrance of slave ancestors, Saint-Denis

On 23rd May 2013, CM98 inaugurated a monument in remembrance of their slave ancestors in Saint-Denis (a subprefecture of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile de France), created Nicolas Cesbron. The memorial was inaugurated by Victorin Lurel, the Overseas Minister, whose family name was included among those listed.

Stele to honour slave ancestors, Sarcelles

On 23rd May 2013, CM98 inaugurated a stele honouring the names of 213 victims of colonial slavery in Sarcelles, a commune in the sub-prefecture of Val-d'Oise, Ile-de-France, with a strong community of inhabitants from the France's overseas departments.

23 May: Day for Remembering the Victims of Colonial Slavery

Each year, on 23rd May, the association Comité Marche du 23 mai 1998 - CM98 organizes, in collaboration with numerous other associations, a series of events to honour the victims of colonial slavery, which is now known as Limyè ba Yo (recognition-reconciliation).

Research into the genealogy and history of Antillean families

In 2006, CM98 created a 'Genealogical and Historical Working Group for Antillean Families' ('Atelier de généalogie et d’histoire des familles antillaises', or AGHFA). The purpose of this working group is assist Antilleans in researching their family history by discovering links to their ancestral past and its roots in the history of slavery and emancipation. In doing so, they aim to create family connections and engage in a process of healing by creating a clearer sense of Antillean identity in the present.