Friday, April 8, 2016

"SOLD" into sex trafficking (video)

Michael Slate Show (KPFK, April 8, 2016), Brown & Charles (Sold), Kay Buck (

Host Michael Slate welcomes Director Jeffrey Brown and Producer Jane Charles of "SOLD," a powerful film that dramatizes the human sexual trafficking of girls. It is now playing in Los Angeles. Kay Buck, CEO and Executive Director of CAST, to talk about the scope of modern human slavery -- with 30 million victims worldwide -- the impact on the children and other enslaved, who are overwhelmingly but not exclusively female, as seen in the movie "Sold," and the work to end it.
  • LISTEN (see Archive for Friday, April 8th, 10:00 am)
15 Years of Abolishing Slavery and Trafficking
CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1998 in the wake of the El Monte (Los Angeles) sweatshop case.

There 72 Thai garment workers were kept chained for eight years in slavery and debt bondage. Upon their release and under the leadership of CAST’s founder, Dr. Kathryn McMahon, a group of concerned community activists realized that something needed to be done to address the re-emergence of slavery in our own backyard.

With this in mind CAST was created, with the Little Tokyo Service Center as its fiscal agent, to provide intensive case management, comprehensive services, and advocacy for survivors healing from the unspeakable violence endured during enslavement.

Today, CAST is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization located in Los Angeles. It has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of sex trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims. More
  • CAST HOTLINE: (888) KEY-2(FRE)EDOM or (888) 539-2373
Democracy Now! nationwide speaking tour with Amy Goodman LIVE in L.A., April 14

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