One Day Conference: The Voice of Modern Slavery

23 September 2011

As part of the National Identity project LJMU is running a special inter-disciplinary one day conference entitled 'The Voice of Modern Slavery' on Thursday 6 October in the Art and Design Academy and the Unity Theatre.

Liverpool John Moores University and Feelgood Theatre Productions are collaborating on this interdisciplinary conference that will explore the various literary, cultural and societal questions of modern day slavery and trafficking. Hosted by Professor Frank McDonough (LJMU) and the award winning theatre and opera director, Caroline Clegg, this unique conference is open to all, to debate the key issues and brings together international academics, teachers, theatre practitioners and NGO’s.

Core to the conference will be two sessions to explore how we bear ‘witness to slavery’ and the complex relationships that exist between eyewitness accounts, storytelling, academic knowledge, the media, public performances and how through such we can bring about societal awareness and change. This will be followed by lunch and the matinee performance at the Unity Theatre of the award winning play 'Slave – A Question of Freedom' adapted from Mende Nazer’s critically acclaimed autobiography Slave (Virago) and a closing discussion which will include the cast of the production.

Details and booking information

Date: 6 October 2011
Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Venue: LJMU Art & Design Academy and The Unity Theatre (Hope Place, Liverpool)
Cost: £25 (including lunch and theatre ticket)
Booking: Directly at the LJMU online shop or email

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