Month: January 2018

Welcome to Shamere McKenzie, CEO Sun Gate Foundation

The Antislavery Usable Past is delighted to welcome Shamere McKenzie, CEO Sun Gate Foundation, as an Advisory Board Member to the project.



Shamere is herself a survivor of modern slavery and now uses her story to raise awareness of human trafficking by speaking at various universities, conferences, community events and with government officials. She partners with organisations by empowering survivors and youth within their programs. Her story has been featured in several books including a college text book focused on social justice. In addition, her story has been featured on various television and radio programs, in magazines and newspapers and on several blogs.

The Sun Gate Foundation is an anti-trafficking organisation that provides educational opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. It is Shamere’s desire that the Sun Gate Foundation will empower survivors to pick up their broken pieces and go confidently after their dreams.

Review of Historians Against Slavery Conference

‘U.S. Studies Online’ have published a positive review of the Historians Against Slavery Conference that was organised by Antislavery Usable Past in October 2017. The post by delegate Charlotte James, a postgraduate student, was published on 22 December 2017. U.S. Studies Online is the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher webspace of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS).

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