Making Nottingham the world’s first slavery-free city

  • Start Date: November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  • End Date: November 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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  • Location: Newton Lecture Theatre 1, Newton Building, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 tackles the issue of thousands of people enslaved in the UK. Could UK cities now take steps to ensure they are slavery-free?

Over the next two years, Nottingham will work to become the world’s first slavery-free city. Our panel members, including Professor Kevin Bales (the world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery), Andrea Nicholson, Dr. Alison Gardner and other experts will debate how Nottingham and other cities can be part of ending slavery. If we think globally and act locally, could the original rebel city of Nottingham become a city of freedom too?

This event is part of a series called The Rights and Justice City: Hope, History and Being Humane, for the national Being Human Festival. It is hosted by the Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice (University of Nottingham), the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (University of Nottingham), and the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice (Nottingham Trent University), in collaboration with Journey to Justice Nottingham.

Free and open to all, but please register online.

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