Did you get involved with UoN Against Slavery this year? If so, you joined approximately 20,000 students, staff and members of the public.
In case you missed it, UoN Against Slavery was part of this year’s Nottingham Reading Programme (NRP), delivered in collaboration with the Rights Lab and Faculty of Social Sciences. It consisted of the gift of a book to all new students, and a programme of events taking place around the city.
The book was Mende Nazer’s Slave: The True Story of a Girl’s Lost Childhood and Her Fight for Survival and events included lunchtime talks, survivor Q&As, a photography exhibition, a fun run, film screenings and a concert.
10,000 of you received a copy of the book while almost 2,000 people attended an event. A further 11,670 people were reached through media and online communications.
Amelia Watkins, final-year undergraduate student and Director of the Rights Lab Reading Programme 2018-19, said: “I have been thrilled to see so many people across our campuses and city engaging with the prevalent and urgent issue of modern slavery. Through the Rights Lab, the University is producing world-leading research on the topic, so it is brilliant to also see this passion for abolitionism reflected in our student body.”
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Posted on Friday 7th June 2019