Slavery in the 21st Century Conference

Slavery in the 21st Century Conference

On January 28-29, 2011, a new NGO - the Alliance Against Modern Slavery (AAMS) is celebrating its launch by bringing together international experts, government officials, law enforcement personnel, survivors of slavery and more to York University’s campus for a freedom concert and conference.

The conference will feature presentations by:

MP Joy Smith
Benjamin Perrin, Founder of Future Group and Author of Invisible Chains
Kevin Bales, Founder of Free the Slaves
Jamie McIntosh, Executive Director of International Justice Mission Canada
Lisa Cheong, Ratanak International
Andrew Churchman, Canada Fights Human Trafficking
Marty Van Doren, RCMP Ontario Human Trafficking Coordinator
Glendene Grant, Mother of a Sex Trafficking Victim
Julia Smith-Brake, Chab Dai Canada
and more…

The Alliance Against Modern Slavery was created by graduate students in York University’s Department of History.  Kevin Bales and Paul Lovejoy, an accomplished historian of slavery and director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, sit on the organization’s board.




York University (Founders Assembly Hall, Founders College) Toronto, ON
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.