Mary Anne Staniszewski organizes CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY SYMPOSIUM at EXIT ART

Mary Anne Staniszewski organizes CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY SYMPOSIUM at EXIT ART

Date posted: 2011-06-01 15:09:15


SATURDAY, JUNE 11 / 10am-6pm

Reception / 6-8pm

EXIT ART, 475 Tenth Ave (between 36th and 37th Streets), New York, NY 10018, T. 212 966 7745

http://www.exitart.org/exhibition_programs/current_programs/slavery.html#talk

 

Tickets: $5 - Single Panel; $20 - Day pass with lunch at Exit Art

RSVP and to purchase tickets: http://www.exitart.org/support/rsvp.html

Overview:

In the past thirty years, due to globalization, new media technologies, and shifts in social, financial, and political patterns, there has been a recognition and resurgence of a wide range of human rights abuses commonly known as "slaveries." From traditional types of lifelong servitude to forced labor in the sex, prison, farming, and domestic workers industries, as well as debt bondage, slavery persists internationally both in ancient and modern forms. This symposium is intended to bring together diverse communities, controversies, and conversations to address these varied but related concerns.

 

Schedule: 

10:00-10:30am - Coffee

10:30am-12:30pm - Panel 1: The Long Chain of Slavery from Plantation to Prison

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - Panel 2: The Slave Next Door: Local and Global Labor

3:30-4:00pm - Coffee

4:00-6:00pm - Panel 3: Trafficking, Sex Workers, Migration, and Slavery

6:00-8:00pm - Reception

 

The Long Chain of Slavery from Plantation to Prison

10:30am - 12:30pm

Moderator: Eddie Ellis

Panelists: Gloria Browne-Marshall, Scott Christianson, Joanna Weschler 
 


 

The Slave Next Door: Local and Global Labor

1:30-3:30pm

Moderator: Ron Soodalter

Panelists: John Bowe, Benedetta Rossi, Barbara Young

 

Trafficking, Sex Workers, Migration, and Slavery

4:00-6:00pm

Moderator: Tiantian Zheng

Panelists:  Dina Francesca Haynes, Jennifer MacFarlane, Norma Ramos

 

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY SYMPOSIUM conceived and organized by Mary Anne Staniszewski, Associate Professor, Department of Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Symposium coordinated and organized by Herb Tam, Associate Curator, Lauren Rosati, Assistant Curator. Additional advice and support from Mark Looney.

 

SYMPOSIUM held in conjuntion with exhibtion and programs:

 

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

June 3 - August 5, 2011

Exhibition Opening Friday, June 3, 2011/ 7-9pm

 

SEA Poetry Series, June 14, 2011 / 7-9pm

Preview of DIGIMOVIES, Thursdays starting June 16, 2011

 

For more information see Exit Art:

http://www.exitart.org/exhibition_programs/current_programs/slavery.html#prison

 

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