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Summary

Hull’s first-ever Wilberforce World Freedom Summit: Eradicating Contemporary Slavery is taking place this month.

The summit will be hosted and organised by the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, led by its Director Professor John Oldfield, and held in association with the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, Hull Children’s University and the Freedom Festival. Proceedings will focus on contemporary slavery in its many different forms in the UK and around the world – and address policies designed to bring about its eventual eradication.

Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt. Hon. Baroness Scotland, the UK’s Independent Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, and Humberside’s newly-appointed Chief Constable Lee Freeman will be amongst a host of high level speakers.

Other key speakers include Aidan McQuade, Director of anti-slavery campaign Chief Executive of the Freedom Fund – the first private sector funder of anti-slavery initiatives – and Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Executive of children’s charity Retrak and former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester.

Doors open on 28 Sept at 7.45am for an 8.45am start and the summit will run until 5pm. On 29 Sept, the summit will run from 9am to 5.35pm. Please note, booking is essential.

For more information contact a.j.spence@hull.ac.uk.

Suitability

All ages (U)

Venue

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Creative Credits

Hosted and organised by the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, led by its Director Professor John Oldfield, and held in association with the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, Hull Children’s University and the Freedom Festival.