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It’s been a few years now that I’ve been aware of the issue of human trafficking and forced labor. It wasn’t until recently though that I’ve realized that there is something I can do to help prevent it. The fact is that there are more slaves today than ever before in history- there are at least 30 million people enslaved today. There are people enslaved worldwide and that includes in the US, in your hometown, in our major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC, Miami, Seattle… the list goes on. It’s happening everywhere. The problem is that it is so hidden from the public view. It’s tucked away behind closed doors, in basements or attics. It’s silenced by threats, beatings and false hope. Human trafficking is a horrifying act that we need to raise awareness about and help to prevent.
The following film is visually striking, but so very sobering. It highlights the plight of human trafficking and modern-day slavery and features beautiful music by Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. Please take a look!