June 2021 update:
Our top five suggestions for Anti-Slavery Day 2021
With less than four months to go until Anti-Slavery Day, we want to encourage you to think about what you could do in your community to raise awareness of modern slavery. To help, we’ve compiled list of our top five ideas:
- Organise a special church service on Sunday 17th October. This could be an ‘Anti-Slavery Day’ service or a ‘service of light’. Encourage different groups within your church and community (e.g., Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Mothers’ Union, WI) to come and present a light/candle and create a pool of light. This would be a sign of the hope and greater effect we can have when we learn to work together in seeking to notice the unnoticed and to set free the oppressed. It is also a powerful way to collectively embody The Clewer Initiative strapline “we see you.”
- Illuminate your building on the evening of Monday 18th October – we suggest lighting the building red as it stands out and communicates “STOP.” Consider lighting your building over a number of weekday evenings and encourage other organisations, landmarks, and businesses in your community to follow suit.
- Women in the Shadows film night – use The Clewer Initiative’s new films, Women in the Shadows, and show them back-to-back on a big screen or via zoom to raise awareness of the plight of marginalised women in the UK.
- Craftivism – use craft to tell people about the horrors of modern slavery. Encourage local knitting groups or crafters to knit or crochet chains that can be hung around the local area. See an example of what Sue Rees, an activist in Bristol is planning to do!
- Contact your local radio station and ask them to do a phone in or programme on modern slavery on Monday 18th October.