A major conference launched a new global approach to combating modern slavery was hosted by the University of Hull on October 16, 2015. Anti-Slavery Usable Past brought together experts from around the world to the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) to discuss what lessons can be learned from history in tackling slavery today.
The day culminated in a public exhibition and film by anti-slavery activists Unchosen, followed by a panel discussion featuring Shamere McKenzie, a survivor of modern-day sex slavery in the USA. The conference and public event marked the launch of Anti-Slavery Usable Past – a five-year multi-disciplinary investigation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Led by the University of Hull with partners from the University of Nottingham and Queen’s University Belfast.
The Event was covered by the Yorkshire Post, Hull Daily Mail, BCC Television and BCC radio.
Click here to read the article written by the Yorkshire Post which features Shamere McKenzie
Click here to read the article written by the Hull Daily Mail which features Shamere McKenzie