Mémoria

President / Director: 
Josy Roten
Address: 
9, rue Guilbaud
17000 La Rochelle
France
Registration date: 
Friday, December 30, 2005
Registration details: 

Registration details can be found in the Journal Officiel.

Status: 
Ongoing
Type: 
Cultural
Educational
Memorial
Social justice
Scope: 
Regional/local: A smaller organization or association focused on local/regional activities.
Historical overview: 

The association Mémoria was founded in 2005 in La Rochelle. The president of the association, Josy Roten, is also a member of the Comité National pour la Mémoire et l'Histoire de l'Esclavage (National Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery). In October 2015, the association launched a petition to protest against the fact that the statue of Toussaint Louverture, created by the Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, had been placed in the courtyard of the Musée du Nouveau Monde, which limits the visibility of the work.

Summary of objectives: 

The objectives of Mémoria are as follows:

  • To create a memorial to slavery and the slave trade in La Rochelle
  • To implement actions aiming to promote the teaching of the history of the slave trade.
Key activities and actions: 
Keywords: 
Memorial project
Memories of slavery