Thursday, September 30, 2010
Since we have spent a great deal of time in our club discussing issues of human trafficking and sexual slavery, I thought you might be interested in some Freedom Week events. I went to a few events last year and they were thought provoking as well as good places to make some connections for those of you who are interested in NGO work.
Here is a description of the week in general: Freedom Week is a coalition of abolitionists working to raise awareness about the 27 million people currently enslaved and/or trafficked here in the U.S. and abroad. Our goal is to fight modern-day slavery by inspiring action and providing opportunities for advocacy.
You can see a list of all events at: www.freedomweeknyc.com, but one of particular interest that I might be attending can be seen below. Hope to see you there!
- Ankita Suri
NYU Kimmel Center, 4th Floor Auditorium 4-6pm
60 Washington Square South, Room 914
New York, NY 10012
New York University's Against Child Trafficking is proud to present two short films on child labor slavery: this year's Oscar-nominated Kavi, a fictional film about a child slave working the brick kilns in India, and Restaveks: Haiti's Child Slaves, a documentary brief focusing on the centuries-old tradition of child trafficking in Haiti and the U.S.
Following the screening will be a Q&A panel with featured speakers: Carmen Russell, the director of Restaveks, and Jean-Robert Cadet, a former restavek turned activist.