Seton Hall Forum on Modern Slavery

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

We were incredibly pleased to co-sponsor the Forum on Modern Slavery at Seton Hall University this past Friday, the 27th of September, along with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Slave Free Community Project.

Our co-founders, Wanda Akin and Raymond Brown, both moderated panels of experts, on Modern Slavery in the United States and Modern Slavery in Armed Conflict, respectively. It was incredible to have such figures as Professor Bernard Freamon, Tonya Turner, and Elise Groulx speak about the ways in which we all can help promote freedom around the world, through advocacy to governments, through conscious consumption, and through international institutions.

The forum was concluded by an honorary degree conferral upon Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad by the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations, followed by an interview of Ms. Murad by David Brancaccio, host of Marketplace on NPR. She spoke about the services that many Yazidi women, recently freed from enslavement under ISIS, require, in order to begin recovery from their traumatic experiences. Ms. Murad is an incredible inspiration to the whole IJP team, and seeing her speak in person gave our team even more hope for our dream of a just world.

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