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Juneteenth 2021 and Human Trafficking

By Buki Domingos Juneteenth this year is on Saturday, June 19th and it is a critical time for the United States to take stock of not just Black lives, but also the forms of human oppression that are still encountered in our society. The historical markers that the end of slavery represent in the US

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From Overlooked to “Essential”: Why Many Workers are Actually Facing Greater Exploitation and Abuse, Regardless of their Fancy New Designation

By Kate Fintel In an article by Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA, Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center, which provides community education programs and direct services to sex and labor trafficking survivors in the Tallahassee area, Ms. Thompson quotes an anonymous trafficking survivor: “Before COVID-19, we were ‘low-wage, low-skilled’ workers, but now,

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Helping Clients Access Stimulus Checks

By Charlee Borg COVID-19 has impacted the anti-trafficking community in many ways. Nonprofits closed their doors, some pausing 24/7 services for the first time, conferences were canceled, and those lucky enough to keep their jobs may have moved to remote client support methods. Some people in labor trafficking situations were further removed from help-seeking opportunities

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