Public Lecture: Jean-Robert Cadet on 'The International Migration of Child Slaves'
Jean-Robert Cadet, former Haitian child slave and campaigner for the end of the country’s 'Restavek' system, will give a free public lecture when he visits Swansea University on Monday, 24th October.
Title: 'The International Migration of Child Slaves: The Perpetuation of Child Slavery in Haiti'
Speaker: Jean-Robert Cadet, Jean-Robert Cadet Restavek Organisation (see http://www.jeanrcadet.org/)
Date: Monday, 24th October 2011
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: ‘Faraday A’ Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University
Admission: Free of charge, all welcome
The lecture is co-hosted by Swansea University’s Centre for Migration Policy Research in the College of Science and the Centre for Children and Young People's Health and Well-Being in the College for Human and Health Sciences.
Event summary: Jean-Robert Cadet has served as a member of the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. He has collaborated on several documentaries and has testified before the United Nations and the US Congress regarding his experience as a survivor of slavery. He has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, and CNN. He is the author of Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American.
During his lecture at Swansea University, Jean-Robert Cadet will talk about his own experiences and about his campaign to end the practice of child slavery in Haiti. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.
For more information please contact Professor Heaven Crawley, Director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research, Tel: 01792 602409, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.