Anti-Slavery Day 2015 – What’s On

1-16 October

RahRah Theatre Tour – My Mind Is Free, different locations. Experience a powerful theatrical interpretation of the degradations of human trafficking performed by Rah Rah theatre company, in an intimate community performance space.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.mymindisfree.com

9-10 October

TheatreFest15 – 9-10 October, Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man. TheatreFest is a five-year project to encourage new work for the theatre and new productions for 2015 have taken slavery as their theme. In partnership with Isle of Man Arts Council, National Operatic and Dramatic Assocation, Stage Door Entertainment.

Contact: Bev Clark, hihtheatre@gmail.com; Stephen Ritch, stephen.ritch@manx.net

10-18 October

Tearfund No Child Taken Campaign – The Big Bake, Nationwide, 10th-18th October. Everybody is encouraged to run a bake sale to raise money to protect vulnerable children. You could even hold a Big Bake sale on Anti-Slavery Day!

More about the campaign and how to participate here

14 October

Unchosen – Falmouth Stands Against Modern Slavery, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, 14th October, 6-7pm. Premiere of a Unchosen’s new Films Against Slavery series followed by a Q&A with experts/frontline workers.

Contact: julia@unchosen.org.uk and fran@unchosen.org.uk

15 October

Human Trafficking FoundationAnti-Slavery Media Awards Reception at the Locarno Suite, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 15 October, 6 – 8pm. By invitation only. – To mark Anti-Slavery Day and to acknowledge the work of those in the media who have highlighted the nature of human trafficking, the Human Trafficking Foundation is holding its fifth annual Media Awards Reception in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Day Slavery/Human Trafficking, Marsh Christian Trust, AwardCo Group.

Contact: Tatiana Jardan at tatiana@humantraffickingfoundation.org or 020 3773 2040

16 October

Unchosen – An evening of Films against Human Trafficking, 6-7.30pm, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE.  An evening of films about modern slavery followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts. Drinks reception from 17.15.  Films to commence at 18.00.  Discussion ends 19.30. Organised by The Antislavery Usable Past Project Team which is a collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Nottingham and Queens, Belfast.

Contact:  j.byrne@hull.ac.uk

Bedfordshire Police –Awareness-raising partnership conference, 16th October, Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire.

17 October

South Cambridgeshire Police –‘Say no to slavery!’: Stop Human Trafficking in South Cambs, 17th October, 10am – 1pm, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA. In hosting this event, the Police and Partner agencies are asking residents to come together to support them and each other to end slavery. Through the medium of film, and with the time given to ask questions of an expert panel, delegates will leave with the essential knowledge to recognise human trafficking in a local context and the confidence to call the police if they have the slightest suspicion that someone is a being held and traded as a human slave.

Contact: James.Sutherland@cambs.pnn.police.uk

The A21 Campaign –  Official Walk For Freedom, 17 October, 10am-12 noon, Meeting Point: Old Palace Yard, Westminster – The Walk For Freedom is our collective effort to heighten awareness of modern-day slavery and raise funds to take us one step closer to ending human trafficking in our lifetime. The Walk For Freedom will make its way around the world on October 17, shedding light on the 27 million men, women and children who are still in bondage. When we join forces in one single day, we not only catch the attention of our cities, but we combine our efforts to have a global impact. The London walk will take place around some of London’s most iconic locations!

Contact: Helena Quist, Helena.q@a21.org

A21 Walk for Freedom: PLYMOUTH, 17 October, 10am-12noon, Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LB. The route is approx. 3 mile, through the city centre, Barbican and Hoe area. The aim of the walk is to raise awareness of human-trafficking. We will walk in single file and ask participants to wear all black and also give out flyers with information as we walk. See the A21 website for further information and to register

Contact: Amy Brooks Brooksy3009@yahoo.co.uk

18 October

NWG Network – Freedom walk, 18 October, 10.30am-2.30pm, Darley Park. – A walk for all the family through Darley Country park passing the sites of several old cotton mills. The cotton being supplied from slave plantations in America. To raise awareness of the plight of modern slaves in the UK. In partnership with Derby Cathedral.

Contact: Mike Hand mike@nwgnetwork.org

Westminster Chapel – It’s Not Fair! – 18 October 5.30pm, Rhema Theatre Company. an inspiring and moving new piece of theatre telling stories from around the world of human trafficking – and those who fight against it.In partnership with International Justice Mission & Stop The Traffik.

Tickets available here

21 October

Stronger Together – Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation workshop, 21 October, 9.30am – 3pm, Bakkavor Ltd, West Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2BB. An interactive training workshop to understand your responsibilities and the best practice for tackling hidden labour exploitation in the workplace. In partnership with The Association of Labour Providers, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and Migrant Help. Please register at stronger2gether.org/events/