Shenango to recognize Abolish Slavery Day with speaker Nash

November 24, 2014

The Penn State Shenango History Club will recognize Abolish Slavery Day with keynote speaker Phil Nash at noon Dec. 3 in the Great Hall located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon. This event is free and open to the public.

Nash, who is an associate professor of history at Penn State Shenango, will be joined by student speakers Steven Shook from the History Club, Nick Taylor from the Drama Club and Misha Savage from Student Affairs Office.

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which is Dec. 2, marks the date of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317 (IV) of Dec. 2, 1949).

Eliminating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, is the focus of the day.

Twenty-one million women, men and children are trapped in slavery worldwide. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent artists, athletes and advocates in its new campaign to “End Slavery Now.”

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