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Ending Slavery in Our Communities | Albert Hall Nottingham Nottingham  | Sat 11th May 2019 Lineup

Ending Slavery in Our Communities

Albert Hall Nottingham in Nottingham

Saturday 11th May 2019

9:30am til 5:00pm

No age restrictions

Bringing together professionals from the private, public and voluntary sectors so they can learn how to play their part in tackling modern slavery.

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Ending Slavery in Our Communities on Saturday 11th May 2019

The National Crime Agency recently revealed that it had discovered cases of modern slavery in virtually every large town and city in the UK.

The University of Nottingham Rights Lab and Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland warmly invite those working in the private, public and voluntary sectors to a slavery symposium, Ending Slavery in Our Communities. Bringing together the latest advances in anti-slavery research, policy and practice, it will help them better play their part in tackling it.

In the morning attendees will select from a choice of interactive workshops to learn about and engage with the issues most relevant to their line of work. These include: 'Managing the risk of exploitation in your business', 'Responding to survivors' mental health and care needs' and 'The role of faith communities in tackling modern slavery'.

After the included lunch there will be a range of internationally-recognised speakers including:

  • Shaun Sawyer: Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Professor Kevin Bales CMG: Professor of Contemporary Slavery, Co-Founder of Free the Slaves and Pulitzer-nominated author
  • Joanna Ewart-James: Executive Director of Freedom United
  • Matt Friedman: CEO of The Mekong Club, who has pioneered and managed international anti-slavery projects.

The symposium offers the opportunity for professionals from across Nottingham and the UK to come together to help put an end to slavery in the world today.

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