Contribuitions at the conference will be made by speakers from Africa, American and the Caribbean and the UK. A number of workshops will be organised on:Captialism, Slavery & Abolition; Slavery, legacy and Education; Forced Labour and the Olympics; Black Women & Slavery; Forced labour & Domestic Workers; and · Trafficking
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007
Time:09:30 to 17:00
Location: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Cost £20 (includes lunch and documentation); 5 pounds for those on a low income
A TUC conference to commemorate bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade
25 March 2007 marked 200 years - to the day - that a Parliamentary Bill was passed to abolish the slave trade in the then British Empire. This Act outlawed the slave trade throughout the former British Empire and made it illegal for British ships to be involved in the trade.
Contribuitions at the conference will be made by speakers from Africa, American and the Caribbean and the UK. A number of workshops will be organised on:
· Captialism, Slavery & Abolition
· Slavery, legacy and Education
· Forced Labour and the Olympics
· Black Women & Slavery
· Forced labour & Domestic Workers
The conference will highlight the role that slavery had as a system of forced labour and the legacy that is left today with racism and exclusion in the labour market. The conference will also discuss modern day slavery, forced labour and exploitation of workers in the UK and internationally.
Travel: Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Accessibility Congress House is fully accessible. If you have specific access requirements please contact us.
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