Slavery No More

Every year the NY Coalition of Religious Congregations – Stop Trafficking of Persons has an anti-slavery conference! This year it will be held at Manhattan College, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The Theme is: Slavery No More: Breaking the Supply Chains of Human Slavery

We have been working with the faculty and students of Manhattan College and hope to have a day that will speak to young and old alike.

Who should come?
All those interested in ending slavery in our time and all those concerned with social justice in the global economy. The impact of the global supply chain on the slavery of young adults will be a special focus of this year’s conference.
All of us have touched, worn, or consumed products of slave labor without realizing it. We can decide to make a difference.
Presenters will include experts in the field of human trafficking; people who have escaped the evil of slavery; faculty and students of Manhattan College; and leading activists in the field.
8:45 – 9:30 Registration and Breakfast
Conference Moderators: Lois Harr, Manhattan College Campus Ministry and Social Action with students of Manhattan College
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome:
• Brennan O’Donnell, PhD, President Manhattan College
• Joan S. Dawber, SC and Lima James, LifeWay Network
9:40 – 9:50 Opening prayer:
• Alice Marie Giordano, O.S.U, Ursulines of the Eastern Province of the United States Office of Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation with students from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.
9:50 – 10:15 The Drama of Trafficking and Slavery:
• Kristen McSorley and other members of the Manhattan College Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program.
10:15 – 10:30 Small group conversations
• What did you see in the student presentations?
• Why is this happening?
10:30 – 11:20 Panel I: Uncovering the Push and Pull Factors of Modern Slavery
• Moderator: Anna Misleh, St. John’s University student
Voices of Freedom
A Sociological Analysis of the Global Supply Chain
• Ricardo Dello Buono, PhD, Manhattan College Sociology Department.
The Reality of Slavery in Light of Christian Faith and Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace Message
• Kevin Glauber Ahern, PhD, Manhattan College Labor Studies and Religious Studies.
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break and Poster Presentation
11:40 – 12:50 Panel II: Action: What is being done and what can we do?
• Moderator: Evelyn Bush, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Fordham University
Legal Protection
• Tenaz Dubash, Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security
Fair Trade Action
• Gwendolyn Tedeschi, PhD, Coordinator of Community Based Learning, Manhattan College
Advocacy Action to End Slavery Now
• Arlene Flaherty, O.P. Director of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest, Ontario Province
Small group conversations:
• What are we doing? What will we do when we leave?
Registration Required:
Suggested donation:
• Students – free
• All others – $25
Register Now


Kevin Ahern, Ph.D.

Please print the attached flyer and post it in schools, libraries, parishes, and groups of people who want to understand and stop slavery in our world.


Click to view poster:   Slavery No More