Dame Sara Thornton

Eradicating Modern Slavery Debate: Insights, Exhibits, and Actions

5:00pm - 6:15pm / Wednesday 14th October 2020
Type: Webinar / Category: Public
  • Admission: Free
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The University of Liverpool is at the forefront of research exploring the political and legal questions surrounding novel forms of labour exploitation, and recent years have seen the international community pay increasing attention to the development of new forms of unfree labour.

The Eradicating Modern Slavery Debate event marks the appointment of the UK’s independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton as Honorary Professor in Modern Slavery at the University. This appointment will create more opportunities to bring together academics and practitioners at the Centre for the Study of International Slavery and the city’s International Slavery Museum to explore new ways to bridge the gap between heritage and knowledge, and policy and practice on contemporary slavery, in particular to inform new government policy.

Register via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eradicating-modern-slavery-debate-insights-exhibits-and-actions-tickets-123661870985

The debate will be introduced by Dr Laura Sandy, Co-Director of Centre for the Study of International Slavery and Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery, alongside Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Janet Beer.

Lead Panellist Dame Sara Thornton will be joined by Yvonne Hall, Managing Director of Palm Cove Society which provides housing for vulnerable adults, Emily Smith, Curator of Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Unfree Labour at the International Slavery Museum and the University of Liverpool’s Professor Alex Balch, a specialist on the politics of modern slavery.

The Eradicating Modern Slavery Debate is a keynote event as part of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums conference hosted by National Museums Liverpool/International Slavery Museum, in the week of International Anti- Slavery Day.

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This event is free to attend with the opportunity to ask the panel questions following the main discussion.

Registered guests will receive details of the event and, nearer the time, the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.

You do not need a Facebook account to gain access via the University of Liverpool Facebook page and instructions will be provided to all who register for this event.

PLEASE NOTE: there is limited capacity on Zoom so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day. Access to the event via Facebook is unlimited.

Guests on both Facebook and Zoom will be able to ask questions to the panel.