Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates
Archive for 2014
Editor’s Note: We thought you’d like to read a remarkable presentation by our Executive Director, Maurice Middleberg. Our thanks to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton, Florida for inviting Free the Slaves to spread the word about slavery today.
October 30, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Thank you so much for coming out tonight. It is a privilege to be with you.
I want to express my appreciation to Cassie Krejewski and Pam Campi for their support read more >
We’re all touched by slavery today. It’s in our homes, schools, offices, churches and stores. That’s because many of the 21 to 30 million people in modern-day slavery make products that we use every day.
You can help end it by fighting slavery at its source. A contribution to Free the Slaves will empower people in vulnerable communities to resist and overcome the forces that make them easy prey for traffickers.
Free the Slaves works at the community level in slavery hot read more >
Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates are that 21-30 million people are enslaved today, more slaves than at any time in human history.
To provide teachers, pupils and parents with resources to teach and learn about modern-day slavery, FTS has just developed three downloadable guides. You can find them on the FTS students webpage.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to integrate anti-trafficking efforts into America’s development projects around the globe. That’s because modern-day slavery can reduce the success of international development efforts.
USAID officials in Washington turned to FTS this week to learn if our programs to combat child slavery in Haiti and Ghana might provide examples of successful anti-slavery work that could be duplicated worldwide.
FTS Haiti Country Director Smith Maxime began the briefing for USAID staffers and others from the read more >
Great news from our friend Maria Suarez in Los Angeles. She’s launching her own foundation to prevent child slavery in the U.S.
The Maria Suarez Foundation’s official launch celebration will be on Wednesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at Burns Lounge, Fritz B. Burns Academic Center, Loyola Law School , 919 Albany St. , Los Angeles. RSVP here.
Free the Slaves programs are doing more than helping people break free and stay free. They’re demonstrating that our community education and empowerment approach is a successful strategy to help vulnerable people resist and overcome the injustice and indignity of slavery.
In that spirit, FTS Ghana & Haiti Program Manager Christy Gillmore spoke at the 11th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference at the University of Toledo recently. She spread the word about the FTS techniques read more >
We were slaves of the Pharaoh
We, as Jews, grow up with this phrase. The passage from slavery to freedom is at the very heart of our story as a Jewish people. Everything we are – our sense of shared community and common heritage – stems from breaking the chains of bondage. The rule of law, which is so central to our culture, became possible with the Exodus, because only free people can expect justice. So every year, we read more >
With millions of people on the move globally looking for jobs, especially from poorer countries to wealthier ones, it’s easy for traffickers to pose as legitimate labor recruiters. It’s a risk for international job seekers everywhere, including those coming to America. Many times, when a person arrives at a job site far away from home, they learn they’ve been tricked – and trapped.
The state of California has said enough!
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law read more >
With your help, this year Free the Slaves will come within range of achieving a historic milestone for our organization: 10,000 people freed from slavery. In addition, this year we will support more than 45,000 people with education and empowerment programs. These initiatives help people in slavery and those at risk of enslavement understand and exercise their rights to freedom and dignity.
But, we need you. Help us OPEN THE LOCK.
We’re assisting communities read more >