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March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5
Book club LIVE: Kenway and Pang unpack slavery’s role in the political economy
Bookworms, Freedom United has a special event for you! We are hosting a discussion with two brilliant and brand new authors and invite you to join in the conversation.
Emily Kenway, whose critically acclaimed book titled ‘The Truth About Modern Slavery’, reveals how modern slavery has been created as a political tool by those in power. It shows how anti-slavery action acts as a moral cloak, hiding the harms of the ‘hostile environment’ towards migrants, legitimising big brands’ exploitation of the poorest workers and oppressing sex workers, providing a vital challenge to conventional narratives on modern slavery.
Amelia Pang whose incredibly timely book ‘Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods’, explores the experience working in a forced labor camp through Sun Yi, a Falun Gong practitioner, producing goods that end up on the shelves of U.S. shops.
The discussion will be moderated by Baroness Lola Young OBE, herself a woman of letters with an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham, a published author and a former chair of the judging panel for the Booker Prize. Baroness Young of Hornsey has also made important contributions to the fight against modern slavery in the UK parliamentary upper house where she sits, notably introducing the offence of forced labor to the UK’s statute books in 2009.
Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United’s Executive Director, will also be joining the conversation and you can too, as the speakers will be ready to answer questions from the Freedom United community.
Weds March 24th 12pm ET, 4pm GMT, 5pm CET