Most of us think of slavery as something that happened in Biblical Times, or in the Pre-Civil War South, or in place likes contemporary Darfur. But there are cases of slavery happening right here in Los Angeles. This interactive event focuses on modern-day slavery and redemption. Our program includes speakers from HIAS, One LA, and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), who update us on the global and domestic challenges fueling modern-day slavery and share some personal experiences. Participants explore these issues more deeply with an interactive discussion and an immersive experience.
This event is organized by TBA's Refugee Task Force and One LA team, in coordination with Joe Goldman of HIAS is one of our speakers. HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1881) works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, life-transforming services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation.