DATE: Thursday 19th January, 1st Week
TIME: 19.30 – 22.30
VENUE: Queens College, Lecture Room B
JEAN ROBERT CADET – Anti-Child Slavery Activist, Haiti’A hope for Haiti – The restavek system and the future generations’ When he was 4 years old, Cadet was made a child servant. He was physically, verbally, sexually and emotionally abused by his masters. He was taken to America and then cast out of his master’s house, when he was 15, left to fend for himself. He later attended school and university, married and founded the Jean Robert Cadet Foundation, fighting against contemporary child slavery. In 1998, he published his memoirs, Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle Class American, depicting the lasting physical, psychological and social damage of child slavery.
He is a former member of the UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. He has collaborated on several documentaries and has testified before the United Nations and the U.S. Congress regarding his experience as a survivor of slavery.