The fight against human trafficking is rooted in the Jewish experience, says Robert Beiser. From the Exodus out of Egypt, through the destruction of the temple and up until the Holocaust: it is our calling and ... responsibility to not look away and to take action against modern day slavery. This talk was produced in partnership with The Covenant Foundation.See lessSee more
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7 months ago Some people think that human trafficking is only something that happens outside of our own communities. But they're wrong...here's Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, to tell you why this problem is our problem. Human Trafficking is Our Problem (a guest post by Robert Beiser) The word "trafficking" might not seem all that horrible.
In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research -- and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.
Executive Director | Seattle Against Slavery
Robert Beiser is the Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery (SAS). After several years at Microsoft, he left the tech world to work in the nonprofit sector as a social justice advocate. His role with SAS began in 2010 as the volunteer Public Awareness Campaigns Manager. Robert holds a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from UW and travels the country speaking on technology and human trafficking.