Speakers relating to: Human Trafficking
The Most Hidden Crime: Ending Child Exploitation
Jane is an advocate and catalyst in the movement to end human trafficking and has spent over 25 years capturing the human experience as a producer in the film industry. She is co-founder and current board member of StolenYouth.org, an organization that supports the rescue and recovery of commercially sexually exploited youth. Her mission over the last decade has been to bring these tragic stories to the big screen and begin conversations about a topic people struggle to discuss. Jane’s message is simple: Human Trafficking is the most important human rights issue of our time. She believes that the solution to ending this most hidden crime is to stand together and unite the voices of this generation’s young abolitionists.
Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade
The modern-day slave trade is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, enslaving more than 30 million individuals today. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy and the electronics we love. Combating this $32 billion-dollar-a-year industry takes enormous effort as well as a large framework of diligent abolitionists. David Batstone offers an inspiring and detailed look at the efforts of modern-day abolitionists and multiple pathways for getting involved, whether that means volunteer opportunities or simply shopping with social justice in mind.