Tuesday 17th January, 2012

Getting their voice heard

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Young women at Romsey Mill began to think through current issues about which they felt strongly. In fact they felt so strongly that they organised a flash mob about one of them: Human Trafficking.

Joining forces with 'Cambridge Act for Justice', a group of red T-shirted young people met at a busy roundabout in Cambridge with placards and chains. They silently walked along the footpaths of the roundabout, held up anti-trafficking banners and handed out literature to pedestrians. After thirty minutes they blew whistles and departed.

Their flash mob featured in a short film made with Beverley Carpenter and featuring the young women exploring significant issues and getting their voice heard. The film was shown at a presentation in December at Cambridge Arts Salon attended by local people, campaigners and a representative from Cambridgeshire police.