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.
The contemporary abolition movement has conjured up from history in order to retrace the steps toward the monumental goal to end slavery, in order to learn from the successes of the past. One towering figure is Hannah More, the playwright, poet, essayist and moral reformist. Part 1 in Hacking Abolition, a blog series about her life, impact and what we can learn.
I'm thrilled to share that my chapter in The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking is now available for free online.
Every once in a while I get asked, "How did you start to write about justice issues?" For me, it was an interesting convergence of faith, art and justice in my own life. Newly aware I wanted to use my inclination for the written word to address justice issues I was shocked to learn about, I was given an opportunity.
Aesthetic Whistle-Blowers - an academic article on the importance of art in addressing injustices like human trafficking
I'm happy to share that some of that work will soon be available in The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking. I wrote an article entitled, "Aesthetic Whistle-Blowers: The Importance and Limitations of Art and Media in Addressing Human Trafficking."