Monday 27th March 2017
Anti-Slavery Australia is partnering with the United Nations Information Centre, Canberra and the UTS Library to host a seminar and exhibition for this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery & Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The exhibition “Remembering Slavery: Recognition, Justice and Development” has been put together by the UN Remember Slavery Program and the UN Decade for People of African Descent and highlights the tenth anniversary of the Remember Slavery Programme, the work of the Decade, the concept of memory and the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
To launch this exhibition, we invite you to join us for a lunchtime seminar at the UTS Library.
The seminar will feature special guest Aminata Conteh-Biger, Founder and CEO of The Aminata Maternal Foundation. Aminata will speak about her Foundation’s work helping to improve maternal and infant health and mortality rates in Sierra Leone. Aminata recently featured in the SBS Dateline special documentary ‘Daughter of Sierra Leone’ which followed her as she returned to the country to visit several programs supported by the foundation, including the Aberdeen Women’s Centre, one of the few safe spaces in the country for women to give birth.
Also speaking at the event will be Christopher Woodthorpe, Director of UNIC Canberra and Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia.
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Time: 12.30pm (for 12.45pm start) - 2.00pm
Venue: 4K, Level 4, UTS Library, Building 5A, Cnr Quay St & Ultimo Rd, Haymarket, NSW
Light refreshments will be provided.