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Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion

When you think of the permaculture ethic of "People Care," who do you think of exactly? Do you think of your family? Your classmates or coworkers? Your neighbors?

What about the "invisibles"? What about all of the people who live outside of the system, neither bound by its laws nor protected by them? As permaculturists, what are we doing to help and protect the most vulnerable amongst us? We often speak of freedom from Big Ag, or Big Pharma, or the corporate rat race, but how can we help to free those that are truly enslaved, and lacking even the most basic freedoms that we so often take for granted?

Co-hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society and Plymouth Church, Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion examines one of today’s greatest tragedies: 21-30 million people are enslaved around the world. Led by Free the Slaves, one of the leading organizations in freeing and supporting enslaved peoples, we will look at how slavery persists, who is caught in up in this devastating web, and what are the best strategies for creating sustainable freedom.

Join Terry Patrick McCarthy, director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University Kennedy School, Maurice I. Middleberg, executive director of Free the Slaves, and a trafficking survivor who works with Free the Slaves, for this engaging conversation that will leave you ready to contribute to the fight of ending slavery in our lifetime.

In pursuit of Freedom

Before the panel begins, BHS is excited to offer a sneak peek at our groundbreaking exhibition, Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, which officially opens on January 15th. Starting at 6pm, browse this interactive exhibit sharing the stories of the many unsung heroes of the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Brewery beers and other beverages will be served.

Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion

Friday, January 10th

6pm preview of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom

7pm panel

Free admission, $5 drink tickets

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  • Tiffany

    Really sorry, guys, but I'm not feeling well, so I'm not going to come to this one. Tell me how it goes!

    January 10, 2014

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