End Modern Slavery Initiative Act

IJM’s Lead Advocacy Director for Colorado, Camerron Resener, joins host Seth Daire to discuss The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act (EMSI) which passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA) in December 2016. The law authorizes funding for a non-profit, grant-making foundation in the District of Columbia that will fund

How Strict Migration Policies Can Exacerbate Trafficking

How does migration policy affect human trafficking? Host Seth Daire and guest Amber Moffett of the Human Trafficking Center discuss how migration policy needs to adequately identity and protect victims, be aware of how cartels control smuggling routes, consider how hardline measures increase debt, and know that migrants who are being afraid to make their

Refugees and Their Vulnerability to Trafficking

Amber Moffett, Graduate Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center, joins host Seth Daire for a discussion about how refugees and asylees are vulnerable to trafficking and other forms of exploitation. They explain the difference between refugee and asylee status, and how a ‘well-founded fear’ because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in

Author Andi Cumbo-Floyd: Making American Slavery Less Abstract

Author Andi Cumbo-Floyd joins host Seth Daire to discuss her books, which involve researching the history of enslaved persons and grappling with how the legacy of slavery impacts us today. In The Slaves Have Names: Ancestors Of My Home, Andi explored the histories of the enslaved persons who had lived on the plantation that later

Monica Petersen’s GAD Analysis of Sex Trafficking

Discussion of Monica Petersen’s unpublished paper, “What are we saving women from and what are we saving them to? GAD Analysis of the Business of Sex Trafficking.” JJ Janflone and Seth Daire dedicate this episode to their friend and colleague Monica Petersen. Her paper critiques Siddharth Kara’s Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.

Correctional Labor

What indicators does correctional labor have in common with slavery? Seth Daire and JJ Janflone look at prison statistics, case studies of prison labor, and the Constitutional “except as a punishment for crime” clause. Is it right to profit from prison labor? Also a look at prison gerrymandering, where prisoners count as residents for political

Terms of Enslavement

Seth Daire and JJ Janflone introduce the podcast by talking about the meaning and history of terms relating to slavery and human trafficking, primarily in the United States. Seth and JJ both attended the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the Universe of Denver (http://www.du.edu/korbel/) and were student staff at the Human Trafficking Center