For Hannah More, slavery was sin. The acknowledgement of evil and humanity's propensity to harm others shaped her view of why slavery existed in the first place. In Part 3 of my exploration of Hacking Abolition, I look at the origin and advent of More's poem Slavery which jolted the British Empire and pushed readers at the highest levels of influence of society, to look in the mirror and look at the heart of the slave trade.
If we aim to "hack" the original abolition movement in order to move the needle toward the end of modern-day slavery, then understanding how the original movement thought and approached their work will be helpful. Hannah More, the playwright, poet, essayist and moral reformist helps us here. Part 2 in Hacking Abolition, a blog series about her life, impact and what we can learn.
Creative expression invites people from all walks of life to exchange ideas and sit at the same table. For issues like trafficking where vast resources, comprehensive strategy, and the will and work of so many good people are required to eradicate it, the arts can uniquely connect people and compel them to conversation, debate and to action.
Delft Blue, the new screenplay by Unveil’s Andrew Kooman was named a semi-finalist in Season 3 of the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards in Los Angeles. The screenplay, a follow up to Kooman’s critically acclaimed screenwriting debut She Has A Name, is a family drama set in Holland in World War II after the nation falls to the Nazis in May of 1940.
Ten Silver Coins: The Drylings of Acchora has a whole new look. The book follows the adventures of Jill Strong into a world where imagination is a key to survival.