Club Online Zoom Event- Fighting Modern-Day Slavery in Asia: A discussion with activist Matt Friedman on My Freedom Day with CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout
Date: 16 Mar 2022 08:00 PM — 09:00 PM | Venue:
|ONLINE ZOOM EVENT
Fighting Modern-Day Slavery in Asia: A discussion with activist Matt Friedman on My Freedom Day with CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout
|Modern-day slavery is very real and it’s immense. According to the Global Slavery Index, 25 million women, men and children are enslaved in the Asia-Pacific region. Across the continent, girls are being sold as brides. Children are trapped in bonded labor. Domestic workers are toiling in slave-like conditions. For over a decade, CNN has been shining a light on modern-day slavery to expose the criminal enterprises trading in human life and to amplify the voices of survivors. My Freedom Day, on March 16, is an annual student-led day of action to fight human trafficking. To mark the day this year, Mekong Club CEO Friedman hosted a virtual sweatshop to put students into the shoes of the illegally enslaved. In this special FCC Zoom Webinar, CNN Anchor/Correspondent Kristie Lu Stout talks with Friedman about efforts to expose the criminal enterprises trading in human life and what’s needed to ultimately end modern-day slavery.
Matt Friedman is the CEO of Mekong Club and an activist and educator who regularly advises governments on labor exploitation. He is also a contributor to the CNN Freedom Project and its My Freedom Day initiative for students.