The Slave Next Door; Part 1: Interview with the author Kevin Bales

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Wed, 08/26/2009

Author and anti-slavery activist Kevin Bales is interviewed by host Linda Olson-Osterlund about his new book The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, co-authored with historian Ron Soodalter. Bales' earlier book on modern slavery, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy was nominated for a Pullitzer Prize and is largely responsible for shining the international spotlight on this subject. He is the President of the organization Free The Slaves in Washington D.C. In this interview he uses real examples to talk about the different types of slavery that are found throughout our nation. How slaves are hidden among us. Sometimes in the fields or forests but often in urban settings. From household slaves, who often face the most brutal and longest lasting enslavement to construction workers brought in after a disaster.

Learn how to recognize the signs of slavery. Learn about the laws and the agencies set up to combat human trafficking and what you can do to help. If you think you've encountered slavery don't hesitate to call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center's information Hotline  888-373-7888

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