Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is proliferating everywhere across the world. While countries such as India, Mexico and Bangladesh most commonly come to people’s minds regarding the matter; modern slavery is just as significant inside the US borders, and in all 50 states. Estimates of tens of thousands of people are trafficked as slaves in the US alone…

Read more 2012-2013 High school essay contest: Honorable mention

From the Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice: The transformative interchange began during the question-and-answer session at the end of the Chamber’s breakfast, after a lecture on “The Publix Culture” delivered by keynote speaker and guest of honor Dwaine Stevens, Publix Media and Community Relations Manager for North Florida.  During the session, two guests posed questions…

Read more Mennonite speaks out for farmworkers

Emily Wilson-Hauger, public policy intern, writes about the connection between our consumer choices and modern-day slavery in the latest Third Way Cafe. A friend recently posted a link on her Facebook feed that read, “How many slaves work for you?” The Slavery Footprint survey simply asked me to quantify my consumption of clothes, electronics, household items, appliances,…

Read more How Many Slaves Work for You?

MCC Latin America Policy Analyst Adrienne Wiebe writes in her blog: “Women working in the bars along the highway, often come for a meal, and I just started talking with them. Many of the local people are very judgemental and look down on these women. But I began to see their reality, and offer them…

Read more Voices from the Americas: A Friend to Migrant Women caught in the Sex Trade