*Blog posts written by survivor authors are marked with an asterisk.

Unveiling Exploitative Practices in the Meat Industry

During the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers were recognized for their vital contributions to keeping our country running, spanning industries such as childcare, transportation, and the food industry. New research and investigations however, shed light on the grim reality faced by many workers, like those in meat processing and demonstrate how unethical companies used our countries

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*What Does It Mean to Be American?

By: Eva Eakins Sriracha Chili Sauce – My Favorite All American Condiment My favorite all-American condiment is Sriracha. I put it on everything including pizza, sandwiches, noodles, and ice cream (Yes, you heard that correctly).  But wait, didn’t you say, “All American”? Sriracha has become one of the quintessential condiments in American gastronomy, not only

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Summary and Analysis of “An Exploratory Study of Labor Trafficking Among U.S. Citizen Victims”

By Maddie Lerum & Regina Bernadin When it comes to research studies on labor trafficking within the United States, a majority of existing research literature is focused on immigrant victims—those who come to the U.S. through legal channels (e.g., H2A/H2B visas) as well as undocumented immigrants. Though incredibly important populations to study, the experience of

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*Brave is of Black Origin

By Max M. They knew too well that they faced segregation at home, yet they fought tooth and nail to bring revolution for everyone. They were celebrated for a moment, and despised for moments. Show me the color of bravery, and I am certain it is black. They walked, ran and slept in the streets

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*The Forgotten Victims of the Anti-Trafficking Movement: Those Who Commit Crimes

By James Dold  The 2019 U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child noted that children can become victims of several human rights violations, including being used in hostilities, trafficking, sexual exploitation, child marriage, or being used to transport or sell drugs. The U.S. anti-trafficking apparatus, however, has yet to name what is screaming out to us through the laws and facts of these cases. Those

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