Published on La Prensa, October 11, 2011.
The Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking is sponsoring several presentations across northeastern Ohio by members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers CIW. The Coalition is a community-based organization of migrant farmworkers headquartered in Immokalee, Florida. These workers have long been subjected to brutal conditions in the fields, including sub-poverty wages, widespread labor rights violations and human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery. According to their website, since 1997, the CIW has been active in the discovery, investigation and prosecution of several human trafficking operations in Florida, helping to liberate over 1,000 workers.
At the various area programs, the CIW representatives will describe their personal experiences and interact with their audiences. They will highlight the connection between labor trafficking and the food we eat, challenging audiences to take positive action to promote fair wages and working conditions in our fields and change our shopping practices to benefit those who bring produce to our tables … //
… The Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking is a group of concerned professionals whose mission is to educate and advocate for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons. For more information, please call the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking at 440-356-2254. (full text).
Slavery Goes Public, on YesMagazine.org, by Christa Hillstrtom, October 21, 2010;
Video: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB 657 to help eliminate slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains, 13.38 minutes, published on Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking ASSET;
The whole event on CBS San Francisco, October 18, 2010;