Alliance Against Modern Slavery’s 4th Annual Conference: Slavery Here, Slavery There
REGISTER NOW to save your spot at Alliance Against Modern Slavery’s 4th Conference Symposium featuring the UN Special Rapporteur and local anti-slavery heroes!
Alliance Against Modern Slavery is pleased to announce that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will help open the event and deliver a keynote presentation. In May 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Ms. Gulnara Shahinian as the first Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences. Ms. Shahinian is a lawyer and has extensive experience working as an expert consultant for various UN, EU, Council of Europe, OSCE and government bodies on children’s rights, gender, migration and trafficking.
Speakers for the event include the following:
- Gulnara Shahinian (United Nations Special Rapporteur on Slavery)
- Judie Oron (Author of Cry of the Giraffe)
- Michael Sacco (ChocoSol Traders)
- Simon Chorley (International Programs Manager UNICEF Canada)
- Natalya Timoshkina (Lakehead University)
- Stephen Hicks and Glenn Jones (Toronto Police)
- Loly Rico (FCJ Refugee Centre and Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network)
- Deepa Mattoo (South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Forced Marriage Project)
- Michelle Anderson (Covenant House)
- There will also be a musical performance by Jeff Gunn and a special guest.
Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1C2
Posted in Events. Tagged Alliance Against Modern Slavery, Past Conferences.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10:30am – 4:30pm