Global Citizens Initiative: Modern Day Slavery

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During this week’s Global Citizen’s Initiative class, we discussed human rights, specifically focusing on slavery. Though slavery is illegal pretty much everywhere, it still is a major problem around the world. We watched this TED talk that showed specific examples of slavery around the world, including Ghana. Please take the time to watch:

 

I just went to Lake Volta a few weekends ago and I feel horrified that some of the people I saw fishing could have been slaves. Here’s a link to the website for the organization that is mentioned in the video: http://www.freetheslaves.net/

If you have the time, peruse the website to hear more about the organization’s work. Especially take a gander at the “Take Action” page!

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