Human Trafficking: Exploitation on a Global and Local Scale
Robert Beiser will present on the global and local impacts of forced labor, commonly called human trafficking, discussing how this critical issue impacts sustainable economic development. Robert's work in the sector began with the "Slave-Free Seattle" campaign to clean up the sourcing of apparel worn by City of Seattle employees. Since that time he has worked on campaigns addressing labor exploitation on the Thai-Burma border, child trafficking in the West African cocoa trade, and local labor and sex trafficking in the Seattle area. Come ready with questions about global supply chains, root causes of trafficking, and how individuals and businesses can impact the lives of others.
Robert Beiser is the Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery. After several years at Microsoft Corporation, he left the tech world to work in the non-profit community as a social justice advocate. Robert is currently earning his Master's of Public Affairs from the University of Washington and is co-chair of the Demand Reduction subcommittee for the Statewide Coordinating Committee on Trafficking.
We will meet again from 6:30 - 8pm, at Sightlife: 221 Yale Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
The Seattle SID Team.