Saturday, October 27, 2007

Come and meet an amazing modern-day Abolitionist

Hey guys, I've been working with the Gilder-Lehrman Center to bring Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, to New Haven. This is a great opportunity to learn about the global scope of modern-day slavery from a world expert.

How We Can End Modern-Day Slavery: A Discussion With Kevin Bales
Author of Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves
November 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Books
New Haven, CT

The Gilder-Lehrman Center and Love146(formerly Justice For Children International) are very excited to help bring an exclusive discussion with Kevin Bales, author of Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves to the New Haven and Yale community.

A wine and cheese reception followed by a discussion with Kevin Bales. Ending Slavery is sure to be a key piece in the international dialogue on human slavery and it is our hope that we may bring together leaders from multiple fields to discuss an issue that is still very present in the modern world.

Love146 works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare. Love146 supports multiple safehomes, trains aftercare workers, aids socioeconomic development in high-risk communities and provides a voice for the victims of modern day slavery.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of chattel slavery and its destruction.

Seating is limited. To register, please e-mail

Praise for Kevin Bales’ book
"None of us is truly free while others remain enslaved. The continuing existence of slavery is one of the greatest tragedies facing our global humanity. Today we finally have the means and increasingly the conviction to end this scourge and to bring millions of slaves to freedom. Read Kevin Bales's practical and inspiring book, and you will discover how our world can be free at last."--Desmond Tutu

"Ever since the Emancipation Proclamation, Americans have congratulated themselves on ending slavery once and for all. But did we? Kevin Bales is a powerful and effective voice in pointing out the appalling degree to which servitude, forced labor and outright slavery still exist in today's world, even here. This book is a valuable primer on the persistence of these evils, their intricate links to poverty, corruption and globalization--and what we can do to combat them. He's a modern-day William Lloyd Garrison."--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

"I know modern slavery from the inside, and since coming to freedom I am committed to end it forever. This book shows us how to make a world where no more childhoods will be stolen and sold as mine was."--Given Kachepa, former U.S. slave, recipient of the Yoshiyama Award

"Kevin Bales does not just pontificate from behind a desk. From the charcoal pits of Brazil to the brothels of Thailand, he has seen the victims of modern day slavery. In Ending Slavery, Bales gives us an update on what's happening (and not happening), and a controversial plan to abolish slavery in the 21st century. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the great human rights issue of our times."--Ambassador John Miller, former director of the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

About the Author
Kevin Bales is President of Free the Slaves, the U.S. sister organization of Britain's Anti-Slavery International. He is Professor Emeritus at Roehampton University in London and is the author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (1999) and Understanding Global Slavery (2005), both from UC Press.

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