It’s been quite a year at Free the Slaves, especially for Executive Director Maurice Middleberg. He has spent much of 2013 on the road visiting our front line programs in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. His meetings with slavery survivors and activists have led to an important insight.
“Slaveholders and traffickers are astonishingly vulnerable, while their intended victims can be amazingly powerful,” Maurice says. “This is our great discovery.”
You can see Maurice’s New Year’s video message now online.
“Education, organization, advocacy and protection. These are the tools that tumble the walls of slavery,” Maurice says. “Our goal is to deploy these tools far and wide.”
As 2013 comes to an end, and 2014 begins with Slavery Awareness Month in January, our thanks to all friends of Free the Slaves for your dedicated support.
Happy New Year!