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May 01, 2019 Lynn Tramonte Spotlight

Mohamed Diaby is Home in Ohio

Enslavement and oppression are designed to break the spirit. Fortunately, that does not necessarily happen. Similar to the days of the Underground Railroad, modern day victims and survivors of enslavement are fighting to be and remain free.

March 26, 2019 Tifany Boyles Spotlight

SEX-TRAFFICKING PREVENTION – THE FORGOTTEN "P"

Many anti-trafficking organizations try to fight modern day enslavement using the three "Ps:" Prosecution, Protection, and Prevention. How can we prevent modern day enslavement from happening?

January 21, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Modern Day Enslavement and the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21st, 2019 is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. Since 1994 it has been a National Day of Service. This year, consider MLK Day a "day on, not a day off."

December 01, 2018 End Slavery Now Story

You Can’t Get AIDS From A Hug: Why We Honor World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is the day we honor those who have passed on from HIV/AIDS, support those who are living with it, and renew our commitment to finding a cure or vaccine in our lifetimes. It is also a good day to remember that those most vulnerable to modern day enslavement are also at risk for HIV infection.

November 23, 2018 Reegan Hill Opinion

A Fair Trade Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday 2018! When you purchase locally and make more deliberate choices in how you spend your money, you can know who grew the ingredients in your kitchen. You can also be confident that you have provided someone with the opportunity to have safe & dignified work.

September 25, 2018 Carolyn Martin Spotlight

International Fair Trade Sale Returns to Hyde Park

Don’t miss the second annual International Fair Trade Sale at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood. Hours are Friday, September 28 from 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August 22, 2018 End Slavery Now Spotlight

The "Chocolate Slaves" of the Ivory Coast

Cocoa is the main ingredient found in chocolate. A large percentage of the world's cocoa comes from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. Many times, forced labor and child labor are used to harvest cocoa beans. Learn more at the Insights Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Museum Center on October 4th, 2018.

December 28, 2017 Dorchen Leidholdt Spotlight

The New Abolitionists

America has a new generation of 21st century abolitionists, women and men committed to ending human trafficking here in our country and everywhere. This gallery of portraits celebrates New Abolitionists and their determination to end slavery once and for all in our lifetimes.

April 21, 2017 Katie Bramell Opinion

Fair Trade and Environmental Sustainability: How You Can’t Have One Without The Other

This Earth Day, it is important to remember why buying fair trade also means supporting the environment.

March 29, 2017 Samantha Searls Opinion

Intersectional Justice

Over the past few weeks, President Trump’s executive orders have increased deportations and detentions; spreading fear amongst the immigrant community. This fear is felt even more deeply amongst foreign nationals who were brought to the United States against their will: the victims of human trafficking.

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October 09, 2020 End Slavery Now 4965

More Harm Than Good: Online Rumors and the Fight Against Modern-Day Enslavement

During the summer of 2020 rumors about human trafficking spread on social media like wildfire. They implicated celebrities like Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as the online home-goods retailer Wayfair. These rumors are unfounded.

October 21, 2020 Earl Lewis 4965

Ending the Third Slavery

In 2016, Dr. Earl Lewis convened a meeting on slavery among 40 principle collaborators—scholars, organizations, and instiutions—at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Out of this meeting came the "Slavery and Its Aftermath" initiative at the Center for Social Solutions. This project aims to tackle America’s original sin—slavery.