Opinion


October 30, 2019 Celia Williamson Opinion

400 Years of Slavery and the Lash of the Whip Can Still be Felt

Fighting modern-day enslavement is a full time job. Learn more from Dr. Celia Williamson, the host of "Emancipation Nation."

July 11, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Words (Still) Matter: There is (Still) No Such Thing as a "Child Prostitute"

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on human trafficking charges has brought this issue back into the spotlight. It is important to make sure that when discussing this case the media and private citizens use words respectful of what his alleged victims went through.

May 22, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Thanks for Everything You Do!

Without the support of modern-day abolitionists like you, End Slavery Now would not be able to fight modern-day enslavement.

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."

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.

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.

February 23, 2017 Kristin Schulz Opinion

5 Ways to Build a Slave-Free Closet

If you'd like to fill your closet with clothing you can feel good about, check out these 5 simple ways to purchase more ethically-produced gear.

July 21, 2016 Caleb Benadum Opinion

Why it is Important to Celebrate the 13th Amendment

The thirteenth amendment is a step on the journey to ending enslavement. It was only part of the portrait.

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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.

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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.