Veritas Forum @ MIT: What is freedom?
February 20, 2010
The second part of this series looks at the question of freedom from the perspective of justice in light of bondage, giving the MIT community a chance to take action and commit to making a difference in light of the evoked intellectual questions of the first.
Activist Beatrice Fernando will share her personal testimony, as she has worked tirelessly to bring an end to modern day slavery, specifically human trafficking. She has testified at the United Nations about these issues and would represent the very human face behind the facts.
Drawing on the testimony she presented before Congress in 2005, she addresses questions such as: "What is our responsibility toward the oppressed?" and "Is freedom from physical bondage enough?" A question and answer session will be moderated by Annette Kim, associate professor of urban studies and planning in the International Development Group.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 20 in 32-123.