Calendar Event

Historians Against Slavery Conference

8:30
Welcome

8:45-10:15pm
Plenary Session
Roundtable: “Lost in Translation? Linking Activism and the Academy”

Chair / Moderator: Brooke Hathaway, End Slavery Now, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Participants:
Jason Allen, Richard Allen Museum, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, “What Conscience Permits and Affairs Require”
James Sidbury, Rice University, “Complications in the Relationship between Anti-Trafficking Scholarship and Activism in the Rice Seminar on Human Trafficking”
Kerry Ward, Rice University, “Translating ‘Lost Girls’ in Houston: Anti-trafficking Organisations and Research Agendas”
Genevieve LeBaron, University of Sheffield, “Lessons from Beyond Trafficking & Slavery”
Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand, “Cheerleading, Critique and Constructive Engagement: The Politics of Slavery and Human Trafficking”

10:30-12:00 – Concurrent Sessions
Panel: “When is a Child a Slave? Writing the History of Invisible Children”

Chair: Lea S. Vandervelde, University of Iowa
Papers:
Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut, “’The Child is the Natural Slave’: Age, Citizenship, and Positive Freedoms”
Kelli Lyon Johnson, Miami University, Ohio, “Child Bride, Child Soldier, Child Prostitute: Representing the Enslaved ‘Girl Child’ as Victim and Savior in Contemporary Human Rights Discourses”
Karen Woods Weierman, Worcester State University, “The Case of the Slave-Child, Med / The Case of the Free Child, Elizabeth: Antislavery Rescue in 1830s Boston”
Jim Ehrman, Love 146, “Creating a Global Movement to End Child Slavery”

Roundtable: “Business and Commerce, Slavery and Abolition, Then and Now”
Chair and Moderator: Robert Wright, Augustana College
Participants:
John Pepper, Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking
John Berger, Made By Survivors
Mark P. Lagon, President of Freedom House
Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Babson College

Event Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm