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Title: Wales and slavery


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Wales and slavery
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Everywhere in ChainsWales and Slavery.
  • Public Exhibition.
  • May 07 to October 07.
  • Partners Support CyMAL, National Library of
    Wales,
  • National Museum Wales and African Community
    Centre.
  • Community Project.
  • August 07 to March 08.
  • Partners Support Swansea bay Asylum Seekers
    Support Group, African Friendship, African
    Community Centre, Swansea Museum, National Museum
    Wales, Newport Museum, and DACE.
  • Participatory Workshop with Small World Theatre
  • Grass root perspective of slavery and modern
    forms of slavery.

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  • 1807
  • British Parliament passed an act to
  • abolish trading slaves in the British
  • Empire.

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  • Persons worth 12 to 25 manillas.
  • 25 pistols, or 90kg (200lbs) of gunpowder.

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12 million people left Africa.2 million died
during the journey.
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Community Project.
  • Three Parts
  • Workshops and trips
  • Community Exhibition
  • Community Resource pack.

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Projects Aims
  • Stimulate discussion about how enslavement has
    changed societies in Wales, Africa and Worldwide
    Still prevalent and relevant today.
  • Explore and discuss the role of human rights in
    today's society.
  • Enable new skills build confidence, capacity
    build in non - threatening, enjoyable and all
    inclusive way.
  • Celebrate diversity and promote achievement.
  • Inspire and empower communities to set up their
    own initiatives.
  • Encourage ownership focussing on own heritage
    and experiences.

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  • Slavery Today
  • 20 million people are illegally enslaved around
    the world.
  • 218 million are child slaves.
  • (International Labour Organisation)
  • 126 million child labour




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  • Anti Slavery Campaign statistics
  • Asian Pacific 9.5 million
  • Latin America 1.3 million
  • Sub Saharan Africa 660,000
  • Industrial Countries 360,000
  • Middle East/North Africa 260,000
  • Transition Countries 210,000

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Everywhere in chains Wales and Slavery -
workshop
  • Questions for discussion
  • Your perspective on Slavery.
  • Would you like to be part of this project?
  • What subjects and activities would work well?
  • Any helpful contacts?
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