Roadkill/child trafficking panel discussion, 5 November, 9:00pm

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Roadkill: one of the top 5 plays of the year.

The award winning production Roadkill is a heart wrenching play that conveys the story of a trafficked child.

It premiered during a sell-out run at Refugee Week Scotland 2010 in June and has since attracted rave reviews and awards, while helping to raise awareness of the reality of trafficking in Scotland.

Belinda McElhinney, Scottish Refugee Council's Arts and Cultural Affairs Officer, said, "It is an amazing piece of theatre that raises awareness about the issues of trafficking and makes people realise it not only happens miles away but also on our doorstep."

Directed by Cora Bissett and supported by Scottish Refugee Council, to date the production has won a total of seven awards including a Herald Angel, the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize.

An opportunity to share your thoughts

With this increased awareness has come a series of questions from audience members, artists, politicians and members of the public.  In order to shed some light on these issues we are holding a panel discussion at the Tron Theatre about Roadkill and the issue of child trafficking in Scotland.

Places are free but limited and so we ask that you contact us to reserve your place.

Find out more about the panel members and the event

Take action - help stop child trafficking!

You can help by:

  • Providing practical help - offer a room/temporary accommodation through Positive Action in Housing (PAIH).  Even just a week is enormously helpful. 
  • Joining a campaign to end child trafficking. ECPAT UK in conjunction with The Body Shop, has launched a global petition to call on the government to provide greater care and protection for children trafficked for sexual exploitation.  Sign the petition now
  • Telling your friends about Mary's story in Roadkill. Research suggests that awareness of child trafficking in Scotland is still desperately lacking. The more people that know this is happening, the more can be done to challenge it.

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