Anti-Slavery Day


Anti-Slavery Day Dangerous Songs that Changed the World – join us for an inspiring and memorable concert to mark Anti-Slavery Day on Thursday 18 October. Featuring: Elsa Harris – Chicago’s legendary Gospel star sang on Paul Simon’s ‘Bridge over troubled waters’ and has recorded several albums with him; LZ7 – rap and dance band based in Manchester with chart topping hits including 27 million (with Matt Redman); South London Choir – the 100-strong popular choir featured recently on BBC’s The One Show. With contributions from Baroness Caroline Cox, Parliament’s human rights champion, Beth Redman, ambassador of the A21 Campaign, and Les Isaacs, recently honoured with an OBE for his work with Street Pastors. 

Dangerous Songs that changed the world is to be held at Holy Trinity Clapham, which became the nerve centre for the abolition movement, attended by William Wilberforce, and still retains the original pulpit used by John Newton, the slave trader turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace”. The Anti-Slavery concert is organised by Care, Epiphany Trust and Jubilee Campaign in cooperation with the Human Trafficking Foundation.

  • Dangerous Songs that changed the world starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 18 October 2012 at Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, London SW4 0QZ  

Anti-Slavery Day – 18 October – created by Act of Parliament to raise awareness of modern slavery and to inspire people to eliminate it. The Anti-Slavery Day Bill became law in 2010. It was introduced in Parliament as a Private Members Bill by Anthony Steen MP for Totnes, South Devon, in 2010 and passed through both Houses, unopposed although amended. The bill defines modern-day slavery as child trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Dangerous Songs that Changed the World