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Freedom Talks 

Freedom Festival Arts Trust in partnership with University of Hull and Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).

Freedom Talk with Blair Imani at Freedom Festival 2017, image Tom Arran.

The ‘Freedom Talks’ have been an integral part of the festival programme since 2017 – this year we continued the conversation outside the festival with a special talk in March 2019 at the university of Hull to mark the anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act.  

Once again, in partnership with University of Hull and the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) we’re proud to present an accessible yet challenging talks, debates and participatory discussion programme.

The programme explores current challenges to human and civil rights with national and international artists, academics from the University of Hull and facilitators.

This year’s talks programme focus topics will be;

  • For the Greater Good? - Artificial Intelligence (AI) the rise of the algorithm and who really makes the big decisions on our behalf
  • Modern Day Slavery - with a focus on the building and agricultural industries
  • Ages of Isolation – A spotlight on loneliness, mental health and increasing isolation prevalent in modern day society
  • Ask for the Moons – A panel discussion where the tables are turned and the teenagers rule the roost, executive team of Freedom Festival and other city representatives will go head to head with the cohort of young people who have been working with Canadian artists/sociologists Mammalian Diving Reflex (Haircuts by children 2017) to make a deal with the city about the future, not small things the big things… watch the future unfold before your very eyes.

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Location: TBC

This is a FREE event.

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