5.1 & 5.3 – Anti-slavery NGOS/Strategies for the Future

For class on Monday May 1,  we will discuss anti-slavery NGOs and their work to combat slavery.

Your assignment for this section is to research a non-governmental organization that focuses on combating slavery/human trafficking on a local, national, or global scale. Be able to answer the following questions on your chosen group, either in class discussion or in your reading response:

-When was it founded?
-What is its mission statement?
-What aspect(s) of slavery/human trafficking does the group focus on (if there are specific aspects the group emphasizes)?
-What strategies does the group emphasize in combating slavery/human trafficking?
-Can you identify measures that could be used to assess how successful the group has been in combating slavery/human trafficking?
-Does the group cooperate with other NGOs or government agencies?
-Does the information provided by the group seem accurate/credible?
-What media coverage of the organization’s work has there been (if any)? Has there been praise and/or criticism of the group?

Each student must choose a different group (i.e. no students can research the same group). To claim your group, respond to this post with a comment that includes the group’s title. If you cannot add a comment, email me.


On Wednesday May 3, we will consider the future of antislavery activism.

We have studied why slavery thrived in the past and why it continues to thrive in the present. We have studied how abolitionist groups pursued their goals in the past and in the present. For today’s class, we will consider the future of the anti-slavery fight. Your assignment is to be able to answer these three questions:

[1] What are some of the most important things you learned in this course?

[2] In your view, what is the best way to convince more Americans that slavery is a problem in today’s world?

[3] In your view, what is one of the most significant steps that the U.S. government should take to improve the effectiveness of its antislavery efforts (either within the United States or abroad)?

[4] After learning the material from this course, what is one thing that you plan to do differently in your day-to-day life?



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