Anti-Slavery Day 2014 – What’s On

1-31 October

Disclosure and Barring Service – “Understanding Slavery” Exhibition, 1-31 October. Awareness Raising campaign looking at Slavery past and present – from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to modern day human trafficking. Organised in 8 locations in 5 cities across the UK in Partnership with the Home Office and the Human Trafficking Foundation.

Locations: Home Office, Marsham street, London; Disclosure and Barring Service, Shannon Court and the Home Office, The Capital Building, Liverpool; UK Visa and Immigration, Vulcan House, Sheffield; HMPO, Aragon Court, Peterborough; HMPO, Nexus House, Newport; HMPO, Globe House, London; Home Office, Algen Square, London.

Contact: Caroline Ihiekwe caroline.ihiekwe@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Tearfund No Child Taken Campaign - The Big Bake competition, Nationwide. Everybody is encouraged to Run a Bake Off competition 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

3 – 20 October

Croydon Community Against Trafficking -“Freedom – Drawing a Moral Line” Art Exhibition, 3 – 20 October, Matthews Yard, Café Croydon. The exhibition by local artists and emerging artists will, through various mediums, fill your heart and soul; bringing forth the deep emotions which create our sense of freedom. The works range from water colours, to acrylics, from video works to painting on silk. The catalogue will provide information and perspective on the de-humanising impact of modern slavery in Croydon and what is being done about it. CCAT charity is organising this event in partnership with Croydon Schools, Colleges and a variety of community groups.

7 October

Newcastle University International Development Society - Modern Slavery Discussion Evening, 7 October, 7pm, Newcastle University, Old Library Building. Discussion evening screening short talks and documentaries to raise awareness about modern slavery and encourage discussion on the issue.

Contact: International Development Conference int-dev@newcastle.ac.uk 

8 October

 UNCHOSEN and ECAT - Make Kensington and Chelsea a Traffick-Free Zone, 8 October, 6.30 – 8.45 pm, Kensington Town Hall, London. Raising Awareness through Film: A night of Film and Q&A with a local panel of experts. Organised in partnership with ECAT and Stop the Traffik.

Contact: Meghan Field at Meghan.Field@rbkc.gov.uk

8-31 October

Soroptimist International of Sunderland – Anti-Slavery Day Poster Campaign, 8-31 October, City of Sunderland. The posters will be displayed at The Bridges Shopping Centre, doctors’ surgeries, libraries, community centres, supermarkets to raise awareness of modern-day slavery in our area to promote Anti-Slavery Day. We are doing this as part of our support for Northumbria Police’s “Operation Sanctuary” which aims to prosecute sexual offences.

9 October

 UNCHOSEN‘Films Against Slavery: A Short Film Showcase’, 9 October, Royal College of Music, London. By invitation only. An evening to view the winning films from Unchosen’s Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competition 2014.  Now in its second year, Unchosen’s 2014 short film competition focuses on the much hidden but highly prevalent form of slavery that is forced labour.  Based on real case studies, these films will highlight how supply chains in the UK and globally conceal the dark reality of modern slavery in the production of goods and services which are consumed much closer to home than we might like to think.

Contact: info@unchosen.org.uk

11 October

Stop The Traffik, UNCHOSEN and Human Trafficking Foundation – ‘Together Against Trafficking’ Film Festival, 11 October,  Slovakian Embassy in London, The event aims to raise awareness of human trafficking among the Slovakian/Czech community both in Slovakia and the UK. We invite key Slovak Community Leaders, local NGOs and frontline professionals working with the Slovak communities, Slovak students and human rights activists, Members of Parliament, EU Embassies, and other interested parties.The event will include film screening of short film on various types of modern day slavery produced for Unchosen Film Competition 2013. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. A similar event will be held in a cinema in Bratislava on Saturday, 18th October.

To register : http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/12855947485?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text

Contact jantine.werdmuller@stopthetraffik.org

South West Dorset Multicultural Network – A day of Information and Celebration, 11 October, 3pm to 10pm, The Corn Exchange Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF. At 3pm there will be a free showing of the film “Cool Runnings” (PG), a sports film loosely based on the true story of the Jamaica national bobsled team’s debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At 6pm the evening starts with Caribbean food on sale, a bar and live music featuring Afro Tallawah a fusion of Afro, Cuban and Reggae music. Everyone is Welcome! Bring the family!

Contact: Emma Scott on 01305 252204 email e.scott@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk

11-12 October

Marginal Voices – ‘Phenomenal People’, 11-12 October, 12pm to 7 pm a free drop-in event at Camden Peoples Theatre. During that time, Rosemary Kingsley who is a member of Marginal Voices will be performing a short original solo piece directed by Caryne Chapman Clark entitled ‘Letter to Oprah’ at 3pm on both days. Letter to Oprah is a series of open letters to Oprah Winfrey that touch on Rosemary’s difficult past, the challenges she now faces as she re-builds her life and the connection she feels with Oprah who has inspired her to reach for her dreams.

To book your ticket hattie@fueltheatre.com

13 October

Soroptimist International of Poole,  Finale of the 12 Miles Water-skiing Fundraising campaign,13 October, Hotel du Vin, Poole.81 year old Juanita Byrne-Quinn, waterski-ing 12 miles over 8 weeks to raise money to support victims of human trafficking during September – October at Ellingham Lake Disabled Water Ski Centre. Fundraising target is £1,000 to support victims of human trafficking through BCHA Miles for Hope Campaign

If you wish to donate, click here

UNCHOSEN and PROTECT – Make Guernsey a Traffick-Free Zone, 13 October, 6.30 – 8.45 pm, Location to be announced. Raising Awareness through Film: A night of Film and Q&A with a local panel of experts. Organised by PROTECT Local Awareness of Human Trafficking 

Contact: Retha Jenkins info@gast.org.uk

13-18 October

Sport for Freedom – Cycle for Freedom,  13-18 October – 5 cities, 5 days, 5 events. A core team of 16 will cycle from Liverpool to London, riding the Olympic cycling route for the grand finale on Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October. Cycle for Freedom will raise awareness and funds to combat human trafficking in the UK.

13 October - Launching event in Liverpool (time and venue to be confirmed)

14 October - Cycling from Liverpool to Birmingham

15 October - Educational Event in a high school in Birmingham (time and venue to be confirmed) in partnership with Stop the Traffik. Cycling from Birmingham to Bristol.

16 October - Raising awareness event in Bristol in partnership with Unseen and Mayor of Bristol. Core team including Sky Sports News presenter will ride from Bristol to Oxford.

17 October - Student Mass Mob at Oxford Broad Street followed by a Q&A session. Organised in partnership with Oxcat, Just Love, Viva, Katherine Bearder MMP. Core team sets off to London.

18 October - Grand Finale with 300-500 cyclists to Westminster Olympic Route. Core team to come out of Parliament with Frank Field MP and Fiona MacTaggart MP.

Sport for Freedom invite you to join us to ride the Olympic cycling route for the grand finale on Anti Slavery Day, 18th October.

Contact: Jane Overnell at jane.o@sportforfreedom.org

Soroptimists International of Wales – Raising Awareness campaign, 13-18 October. The campaign will include distributing information materials, stickers and posters across Wales. All 18 clubs in the region will participate, representing the Welsh Anti Human Trafficking Fora.

Contact: Kay Richmond, SI Wales South Regional Programme Action Officer, kay@first4health.co.uk

14 October

Care, Epiphany Trust, Jubilee Campaign, Slave Free - Working Together to Mark Anti-Slavery Day: Tuesday 14 October, 7.30 – 9pm, Tonbridge Baptist Church, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN103HZ. This event with speakers and special music aims to raise awareness of modern-day slavery and trafficking. Speakers include Anthony Steen /Tatiana Jardan (Human Trafficking Foundation) and Andrew Wallis (Centre for Social Justice) who will give the latest news on the modern slavery bill, Danny Smith (Jubilee Campaign) & Bill Hampson (Epiphany Trust) will promote ‘The Blood & The Blues’ about the Underground Railroad and slave music, and Libby Sutcliffe (Slave Free) will show a video on the issue. Music will feature Sandra Godley (MOBO nominated Best Gospel Act), Micah Hampson (recently recorded album with Elsa Harris) and Eden Parris who has written a song about slavery.

Contact: Bill Hampson bill@epiphany.org.uk

Norfolk Police and Crimestoppers – Local awareness event for the public, 14 October, The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk. The aim of this event is to raise the awareness of human trafficking (modern day slavery) of the general public by providing information, leaflets and advice from police officers.

Contact: Antonia Litten, Human Trafficking Coordinator: LittenA@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

St Andrews Against Slavery – Bake Sale, 14 October outside the Vic, Market Street, St Andrews. The Bake Sale is being organised to raise awareness of modern day slavery and raise funds in partnership with Love 146 St Andrews.

Contact: Bonnie Groves bmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

14 – 24 October

PROTECT Guernsey – GIFT Box Raising Awareness campaign, 14 – 24 October,  Market Square Guernsey. GIFT Box  is a unique way to raise awareness about human trafficking, as its large walk-in street sculptures invite you inside with promises and offers, but once inside you are presented with a different reality. In partnership with Stop the Traffik, Mourant Ozannes and Soroptimists International.

Contact: Retha Jenkins info@protectguernsey.org.uk

15 October

ECAT and London Metropolitan Police“Developing the Police Response to Tackling Human Trafficking” Conference, 15 October, 9.30am – 1.30pm, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Fulham, London SW6 1TR. The conference is hosted by the Metropolitan Police SC07 (1) Trafficking & Kidnap Unit. Speakers include: Dr Ruth Van Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences at London South Bank University, Phil Rashidi and Karen Antiss, MET police, Kalayaan, Rahaab and others.

Contact Christopher.ansell2@met.pnn.police.uk

Human Trafficking Foundation – Anti-Slavery Media Awards Reception at the Speaker’s House, 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 fourth 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 01923810100

Ten Ten Theatre and The Medaille Trust – “This Is My Body” theatre play, 15 October, The St James Theatre, Piccadilly, London. A major new play by award-winning theatre company Ten Ten. Set in a safe house during the 45-day period of “reflection and recovery”, This Is My Body tells the story of young woman coming to terms with the experienced of being trafficked.Ticket only. Email office@tententheatre.co.uk

Contact: Ten Ten Theatre – Clare O’Brien clare@tententheatre.co.uk or the Medaille Trust – Charlotte Kirkwood c.kirkwood@medaille-trust.org.uk

16 October

Arcadia Reign Ltd – ASENA Stage drama against sex trafficking, 16 October, 7.30 pm at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, E13 8AL. ASENA – Arcadia Reign’s Anti-Slavery Day award nominated powerful one woman drama against sex trafficking in the UK. Performance followed by Q&A panel discussion. To book your ticket, click here

Arcadia Reign Ltd – Art exhibition against modern day slavery, 16 October, 6 pm, Tower Gallery, Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, E13 8AL. Art exhibition on the theme of modern day slavery supported by local community & notable artists in partnership with Rosetta Arts Centre. Thereafter the exhibition open from 2-5 pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 18 October till 6 November.

Contact: Genevieve and Steven at outofthebox2010ltd@gmail.com 

Croydon Community Against Trafficking – Anti-Slavery Day Gig, 16 October, Matthews Yard, Café Croydon. Local Croydon musical talent performing. Different styles of music to be enjoyed by local people who will be asked to donate £5 for a full evening of entertainment.  CCAT Charity thanks its many volunteers and various community groups for their help in organising this event.

Contact: Peter Cox or Astrid Ingram at croydon65@gmail.com

Finance Against Trafficking Conference, 16 October, St Sepulchre without Newgate church, Holborn, London. Conference will discuss areas of business that are at high risk of exposure to human trafficking, enable you to find tools to mitigate this risk and provide an opportunity to understand what your colleagues and peers are doing to prevent their business from unknowingly supporting human trafficking. Organised in partnership with Crimestoppers.

Contact: Info@financeagainsttrafficking.com

International Organisation for Migration in UK – Fashioned For Freedom 2014, 16 October, 7.30 pm St Mary’s Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London. Awareness raising fashion show and contemporary dance performance to increase awareness of modern day slavery within the labour sector. The event is being organised in partnership with Migrant Help, Stronger Together, The Met Police, The Red Light Campaign. Twitter tag #fashionedforfreedom. Buy your tickets here:

Contact: Chris Gaul cgaul@iom.int

St Andrews Against SlaveryRaising Awareness event, 16 October, St Salvators, School III, North Street, St. Andrews. A talk by International relations lecturer on Human Trafficking and its impacts followed by a short video. In partnership with Amnesty International St Andrews.

Contact: Bonnie Groves bmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Stop The Traffik AberdeenOne World Feast, 16th October, 5.30-8.30 pm, the Butchart Hall, Aberdeen. The event aims to raise awareness about modern day slavery conditions and human trafficking. There will be range of country tables from all over the world. Country table organisers can cook anything on the night with a mixture of starter, main, desert, and drinks. They are encouraged to print photos and information about what they like the public to know about their country and decorate the table respectively. We also would like the table organizers to wear their traditional clothes or national clothes. If they don’t have any then paint themselves, wear their flag or be creative! The Facebook event

One World Week  19-26 October and it is an “opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally”.

Contact austopthetraffik@gmail.com

17 October

Act for Justice“Hope for Herts” Charity Gala 17 October, 7pm till late, Broadway Hotel, Letchworth. An evening of fun and entertainment, including live band, auction, dinner, dance and much more. Organised by Act for For Justice Group, Letchworth Garden City Church. All proceed go towards Hope for Justice’s work in standing up against modern day slavery. Limited number of tickets available – and going fast!

Contact: info@mylgcc.com or 01462 480126

Croydon Council and CCAT – Prevention of Modern Slavery in Croydon conference, 17 October, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, Croydon Conference Centre, Surrey Street, CR0 1RG.This is an important event for local authority practitioners, POlice, GPs and NHS staff, UKVI and NGOs, churches, faith&community organisation, third sector and voluntary organisations. It aims at developing understanding about the scale and depth of modern slavery and its impact on the victim. It will also teach how to recognise the signs of modern slavery in local context. Chaired by Councillor Mark Watson, speaker include Cllr Tony Newman, Fiona MacTaggart MP, DI Phil Brewer, Christopher Gaul from IOM, Peter Cox from CCAT and others.

Contact: Antony Botting antony.botting@croydon.gov.uk

Norfolk Police and Crimestoppers – Local awareness event for the public, 17 October, The Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk. The aim of this event is to raise the awareness of human trafficking (modern day slavery) of the general public by providing information, leaflets and advice from police officers.

Contact: Antonia Litten, Human Trafficking Coordinator: LittenA@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group – Wales Anti-Slavery Conference 9.30am-4.30pm  17 October at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, LL30 1BB. By invitation only. All-Wales Conference will be dedicated to on-going work against human trafficking in Wales, exchange of best practice and up-date on recent trends. Workshops and guest speakers to be announced.

Contact: Jim Coy, North Wales Anti-Human Trafficking Project 07881 0087010 or jamescoy@anglesey.gov.uk

Crown Prosecution Office – Human Trafficking Summit, 17 October, Scottish Parliament. The Lord Advocate hosting a Summit again to coincide with EU anti trafficking day. This will be attended by the heads of UK and Republic of Ireland prosecution services and the Lord Advocate would like to extend you an invitation. This will present a unique opportunity to discuss the relevant issues between the different jurisdictions.

17 – 18 October

Border Force Heathrow – Raising Awareness Days, 17-18 October, all Terminals. Heathrow Terminal 3 – 10am – 3pm in 3 locations: T3 Departures, Arrivals & Border Force T3 Offices. The event represents drop in training sessions for Airline staff, handling agents. Exhibition stands containing a wide variety of information about Slavery and Trafficking. Contact: 0208- 745 6940/41

Heathrow Terminal 2 - 10am to 12pm in Conference Room. The event represents drop in training sessions for Airline staff, handling agents.

Both events organised in partnership with various anti-trafficking organisations including ECPAT UK, Anti-SLavery International, NSPCC, Purple TearDrop Campaign, etc.

18 October

A21 Campaign – 27for27 WALK FOR FREEDOM, 18 October, 10am meeting time at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, and then on to a designated borough.The 27FOR27-WALK FOR FREEDOM will aim to see the people of London made AWARE of the reality of human trafficking today.  In each borough of London, volunteers will hand out flyers while their mouths are taped shut, symbolizing the millions of slaves worldwide deprived of a voice, rights and freedom.

Contact if you want to join: info.uk@thea21campaign.org

City HeartsKey to Freedom, 18 October, 10am – 4 pm, Museum of Liverpool. The public will be asked to design there own KEY TO FREEDOM. Design and draw on a key template what freedom means to you and hang it around the atrium spiral stairs. So that by the end of the day we have hundreds of freedom keys hanging around the museum. This event is organised in partnership with the Mayor of Liverpool and the North West Stop the Traffick ACT group.Contact: Phil Clayton at Phill.Clayton@city-hearts.co.uk

Junction Church – Music event and fundraising auction, 18 October, 7:30pm – 10pm, Boughton Monchelsea Village Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HN.   A showcase of musical talent from the local area with a focus on anti-slavery and freedom, along with an auction of donations from local businesses and individuals to raise money for anti-slavery charities.

Contact: Lydia Edwards & Elaine Kemp ek.clara@googlemail.com
New Manchester Walks – “Manchester & Slavery” Guided Walk 11am, 18 October. Meet Victoria Station Wallmap, Manchester. Walking tour to outline Manchester’s crucial role in the abolition of slavery. We hear how Manchester families such as the Heywoods and Gregs who benefited from slavery became its biggest opponents, the key turning point being the meeting at the Manchester Collegiate Church in 1787 led by the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson. We explain how the “Slavery Triangle” kept the system going, relate the stories of the escaped slaves that visited Manchester, and discuss how leading 19th century local Liberals kept the anti-slavery campaign flourishing, finishing the tour at the Abraham Lincoln statue.

Contact: Ed Glinert at edglinert@yahoo.co.uk or 07769 29 8068

Soroptimist International of Cirencester & District - Anti Slavery Day Stall, 18 October, 10am to 4pm, the Market Place in Cirencester. The event aims at raising awareness about modern-day slavery at the local level and encourage people to take an action.

Contact: Shirley Alexander, Coordinator, shirley.alexander@yahoo.co.uk

Soroptimist International Darlington & District – Awareness-raising Stall, 18 October, 10 am till 4 pm, Cornmill Centre, Darlington. A display of materials including Purple Teardop posters and flyers. Modern Day Slavery Community Questionnaire. Opportunity for the public to sign Purple Teardrop Campaign’s petition to ban Sex for Sale advertising.

Contact: Barbara Brown coachhire@aol.com (01325 462194)

Soroptimist International Kingston Purple Teardrop Campaign stand 18 October,
11am to 4pm Terminal 5 Heathrow. Members of SI Kingston will have Purple Teardrop Campaign hand-outs, posters and pins available as part of the Anti-Slavery Day initiative at Heathrow in partnership with the Border Force.

Contact: Kay Hurrell Kayhurrell@aol.com

Soroptimist International Nottinghama Vigil and Freedom Wall event, 18 October,  from 9.30 to 12.00,  outside Arnold Methodist Church in the Market Place in Arnold Nottinghamshire with the support Vernon Coker MP and the Mayor of Gedling. The event aims to raise public awareness about modern day slavery and the Anti-Slavery Day.

Contact: Wendy Nicolle wendy.sorop@ntlworld.com

Sport for Freedom - Cycle for Freedom, 18 October, Grand Finale with 300-500 cyclists to Westminster Olympic Route. Core team to come out of Parliament with Frank Field MP and Fiona MacTaggart MP. Cycle for Freedom - 5 cities, 5 days, 5 events. A core team of 16 will cycle from Liverpool to London, riding the Olympic cycling route for the grand finale on Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October. Cycle for Freedom will raise awareness and funds to combat human trafficking in the UK.Sport for Freedom invite you to join us to ride the Olympic cycling route for the grand finale on Anti Slavery Day, 18th October.

Contact: Jane Overnell at jane.o@sportforfreedom.org

St Andrews Against Slavery‘A Journey as a Sex Slave’  exhibition, 18 October, The Barron Theatre, North Street, St Andrews. The exhibition inspired by the Helen Bamber Foundation’s ‘Journey’ Exhibition. In partnership with Arts Society St Andrews.

Contact: Bonnie Groves bmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Stop Sinai TortureWalk of Witness, 18 October, gathering under Marble Arch at 9.30am and arriving at Old Palace Yard, in front of the Houses of Parliament at 12:30 and staying until 2:00pm. The Chiswick Cenacle of Missionary Prayer group organised by Sr Natalia, Comboni sister, invite you to join us on a ‘walk of witness’ from Marble Arch to the Houses of Parliament. We seek immediate action from the UK government and the wider international community to help STOP slavery and the evil trading in human beings. “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” Pope Francis, 2014.

Contact: Peter Cobbold peter@vopres.com

Tearfund Northern Ireland – Launch of No Child Taken campaign, 18 October, 7.30 – 10 pm, Ballymena. You are invited to hear members of the inspiring New Irish Choir and Orchestra in Wellington Presbyterian Church Ballymena starting at 7:30pm. Following a trip out to Mumbai, India earlier this year, we will premiere our No Child Taken  film featuring professional rugby player Paddy McAllister, and three local church leaders. The funds raised from this event will support our No Child Taken campaign which seeks to protect 50,000 children this year.

To register for the event

19 October

Stop The Traffik and Churches Together in England – Freedom Sunday, 19 October is a Global day of worship, prayer and action on Human Trafficking (*Saturday 18 October for Seventh Day Adventist church). Churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the world compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited around the world. Freedom Sunday was started in the USA by Not for Sale, later in Australia Not for Sale partnered with Stop the Traffik. In UK it is brought together by Stop the Traffik, Churches Together in England, the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, Anglican Church and others.

Twitter tag #freedomsunday. For more information click here.

20 October

ECAT and The New Shoes Theatre – “Hurried Steps” theatre performance, 20 October, 12.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Small Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Horton St, London, W8 7NX. Based on real stories, including a case of child trafficking, the play will be followed by a post-show discussion with a panel of experts who work both locally, supporting women who have been trafficked, and internationally to prevent sex trafficking. The production suitable for ages 15+. Tickets: £10 for Adults and £7 for Concessions from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/search. Discounts available for community and school groups.

Contact commsafe@rbkc.gov.uk

Hurtwood House School – Raising Awareness through Theatre, 20 October, Hurtwood House School, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NU. A devised piece of theatre for an A-Level students to raise awareness about modern day slavery and Anti-Slavery Day.

Contact: Hurtwood House School

21 October

 UNCHOSEN - Stop Human Trafficking Around Bath and North East Somerset, 21 October, 6.30 – 9 pm, St Michael’s Without Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ. Raising Awareness through Film: A night of Film and Q&A with a local panel of experts. Please register at Eventbrite at https://unchosenbath.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: Ozzie ffield 01225 314 345, Clifton RC Diocese and Clive Bennett 01225 335 287, The Enrich Youth Project

23 October

BAWSO – ‘Reflection on Human Trafficking’ Mirror Campaign Launch Event, 23 October, 9-11 am, Oriel Room, Welsh Assembly Building (Senedd). An awareness raising campaign about Human Trafficking to mark the  Anti-Slavery Day at Wales Assembly Building. The Campaign will be launched by Joyce Watson AM and Mutale Merrill (Chief Executive of Bawso) who will also give talks on the subject of human trafficking. As part of the campaign, a mirror will be installed and participants will be invited to reflect on their roles and engagement on the issue of human trafficking. As a participant you will be asked to respond to a question written on the mirror about how you see yourself helping to end human trafficking.

Contact: Rama Furry RamaFurry@bawso.org.uk

24 October

Stop The Traffik Milton Keynes – Multi-Agency Networking meeting 24 October, 7:30pm, location TBC. Stop The Traffik Milton Keynes will be meeting with our local MP and representatives from Thames Valley police service and the MK Mental Health Trust. We will be informing them of our up and coming anti -trafficking campaigns and discussing with them how we can work together to seen an end to human trafficking in our city.

Contact: Charlotte Holman (coordinator) stopthetraffikmiltonkeynes@outlook.com

29 October

Thomas Fowell Buxton Society - Raising Awareness event, 29 October 2014, 7pm Weymouth Community Fire Station, Radipole Lane, Weymouth Dorset DT4 0QF. A public meeting free to all, lasting about 2 hrs with one main speaker and short presentations by our partners, such as Purple Teardrop, FairTrade, South West Dorset Multicultural Network that will address issues of modern slavery. Refreshments and merchandise will be on sale to offset organisation costs.

Contact: Joyce Fannon joyce.fannon@thomasfowellbuxton.org.uk