Starting Date: 01-18-2006
Starting Time: 12:00pm
1325 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
202-628-3333Hidden Slavery in the United States
Many people believe that slavery ended in the United States with the US Civil War; in fact, more than 10,000 people are currently enslaved within our borders.
Find out about the problem of modern day slavery taking place in our own back yards and learn how to combat this growing problem.
Our guest is Jacob Patton, Director of Outreach and Technology for Free the Slaves. While at Free the Slaves, Mr. Patton has overseen the expansion of an individual outreach campaign as well as two redesigns of the organization's website.
Free the Slaves is dedicated to eliminating slavery around the world. It has been instrumental in crafting the groundbreaking Cocoa Protocol, which commits governments, non-governmental groups, and industry partners to divest slavery from the world's cocoa supply. With support of the US Department of States' Trafficking in Persons Office, Free the Slaves has developed partnerships with organizations in northern India, which combat slavery at a sustainable, grassroots level. The organization's research has been fundamental in establishing statistics regarding the number of victims of slavery in the United States and in the world at large.
The forum will run from twelve noon until 1:30pm. The format for these events is informal and we encourage you to bring your "brown bag lunch" to the discussion.
DATE: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
LOCATION: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Geographical Scope: Local