The Fight Against Slavery: Lessons From History

Kelli Lyon Johnson, Miami University Hamilton, English

Tuesday, September 16 @ 7pm

Miami Hamilton Downtown, 221 Robinson-Schwenn Bldg

kelli-lyon-johnsonHailed as the first human rights movement, the fight for abolition of slavery and the slave trade is an inspiration for freedom struggles today and relevant to the fight to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century. Because slavery and trafficking are now illegal in every country, the continuing battle for human freedom can no longer focus solely on abolition.

UntitledThis event is presented in cooperation with the Department of Justice and Community Studies and Criminal Justice Week, which this year focuses on the issues of slavery and human trafficking. Kelli has curated an exhibition on display at Miami Hamilton Downtown through September: “If I got a chance to talk to the World”: Stories of Modern Day Slavery. This exhibition presents stories told by survivors of modern-day slavery, showcasing the stories of those often described as “silent” or “invisible.”

  • Free public event and exhibition. Reception to follow.

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