The Birch Wathen Lenox School
210 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
Btw 2nd & 3rd Ave
Janet Goldner’s slide lecture will focus on the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Djenné, Gao, Timbuktu, and Dogon to look at Mali’s rich history.
In 2012, an ongoing political crisis erupted in Mali. This presentation is part of the discussion about some of the consequences of the crisis and about how the cultural heritage found in Mali is important to world culture. Malian culture holds the keys to the resolution of this conflict and the future of Malian democracy. This is especially important to bear in mind at this trying me when solutions to the current crisis are being imposed by an international community that is unaware or not mindful of this rich cultural context and the interconnected histories of the peoples of the region.