Alliance Against Modern Slavery Second Annual Conference
Oct 15, 2011, 9am-5pm
Over the past few years, a number of Canadian non for profit organizations, community groups, activists, educators, law enforcement personnel and government officials have made considerable in roads in drawing awareness and launching initiatives to assist those affected by contemporary slavery. Much media coverage and attention has focused on sex trafficking. This one-day conference seeks to illuminate a number of lesser known forms of contemporary slavery that are thriving at home and abroad. These include domestic slavery, debt bondage, child soldiery, hereditary slavery, forced servile marriage and human trafficking for forced labour. This conference also seeks to outline important gap areas, including post-enslavement rehabilitation, memory and trauma, sex tourism, best practice analysis, preventative measures, partnerships and avenues to counter the ways in which we are all connected to slavery through the consumer goods we purchase and consume on a daily basis.
Similar to our inaugural conference on January 29 2011, this conference will feature four sessions, each with four to five experts. Sessionss will be followed by a question and answer period.
We are pleased to welcome several leading NGOs, activists, government officials, law enforcement personnel, and experts in these areas. The Honourable Jean Augustine will be joining us and will help open the conference. The conference will be followed by a concert featuring AAMS Spokersperson Kate Todd, Kaesun, Janelle Belgrave and Jeff Gunn of Peace Concept. Video clips of last year’s concert event are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/KarleeSapoznik#g/u
For more information, visit allianceagainstmodernslavery.org
|Location:||Founders Assembly Hall, Room 152 Founders College|
|Sponsor:||The Alliance Against Modern Slavery|