San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Co-hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society and Plymouth Church, Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion examines one of today's greatest tragedies: 21-30 million people are enslaved around the world. Led by Free the Slaves, one of the leading organizations in freeing and supporting enslaved peoples, we will look at how slavery persists, who is caught in up in this devastating web, and what are the best strategies for creating sustainable freedom.
Join Timothy Patrick McCarthy, director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University Kennedy School, Maurice I. Middleberg, executive director of Free the Slaves, and Tina Frundt, a slavery survivor, for this engaging conversation that will leave you ready to contribute to the fight of ending slavery in our lifetime. The panel will be moderated by the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Before the panel begins, BHS is excited to offer a sneak peek at our groundbreaking exhibition, Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, which officially opens on January 15th. Starting at 6pm, browse this interactive exhibit sharing the stories of the many unsung heroes of the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Brewery beers and other beverages will be served.
Fighting Modern Day Slavery: A Panel Discussion
Friday, January 10th
6pm preview of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom
Free admission, $5 drink tickets
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.