Book Discussion–The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
212-874-5210 Price: Free, donations welcome
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Hosted by the Ethical Action Committee and local chapters of Amnesty International.
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offenses including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.