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Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Sexual Legacy
In October 2006, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project sponsored Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Sexual Legacy at Brandeis University. The Beyond Slavery conference focused on providing a forum for leading intellectuals, activists, and the public to discuss overcoming slavery's ongoing impact on sexuality. Presenters spoke on a wide range of topics, providing insight into traditional religious support for slavery; the sexual dynamics of slavery; how religious and other people can complete the abolition of slavery; and how best to move beyond racial stereotypes about sexuality. The conference also included artistic responses to slavery, brining the topic to life in rich and tangible ways.