This past Saturday, our Co-Founder spoke about human trafficking and the Red Thread Movement at Boise State University.
Contemplating the cost of slavery
By Tabitha BowerMonday, October 15th, 2012
Cody Finney / The Arbiter
Modern day slavery is an issue often overlooked, but one that shackles millions of people in every country around the world in the form of human trafficking. Here on campus, the International Justice Mission Boise State Chapter (IJM BSU) works to shed awareness on this issue, and bring to life the fact human trafficking directly affects us all.
Brittany Partridge, cofounder of The Red Thread Movement, an international non-profit and the international wing of IJM BSU, served as keynote speaker during a human trafficking discussion on Saturday, Oct. 13.
“The personal aspect that comes with modern day slavery is it is not something only happening in Romania or Nepal, but it is something that exists in the United States and exists in Boise, Idaho and quite frankly slaves work for us whether we know it or not,” Partridge said. “We may not be buying prostitutes from a brothel, but through forced labor, through products we consume, slaves work for us and we are part of this supply and demand cycle that perpetuates slavery”…