You may eat sustainable food. You probably support green building. You likely recycle, compost, and buy local.
But what about sustainable people? What about the tie between fair trade and human rights? And how close it all is to home?
If you’re in Berkeley on April 20 you should drop by “The Slave Next Door.” It’s an event named after the FTS book that exposes modern slavery in the U.S. You can hear inspiring speakers, meet local organizations, buy fair-trade products—and get ready to make justice personal.
The Project Peace Speaker Series is proud to host FTS co-founder Kevin Bales, co-author of The Slave Next Door and one of the world’s leading experts on modern-day slavery. As well, a local slavery survivor, Minh Dang, will join the discussion for a night of information, inspiration, and action.
Many Bay Area anti-trafficking organizations are participating in the event. It is sponsored by Free the Slaves, Fair Trade USA, and Mazzarello Media and Arts.
Mark your calendar: Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00-9:30pm- doors open at 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church,2407 Dana Street,Berkeley,CA94704. Check here for tickets.