The purpose of this ezine is to inform others about the realities of
slavery today, and inspire them to take action to change those conditions and end destitution worldwide.
Slavery didn’t disappear with the Civil War and the Thirteenth
Amendment to the U.S.Constitution. From the earliest human civilizations right though to our own time, people have enslaved
each other. The slave trade has changed over the centuries, but forced labor remains a global problem afflicting every creed
Complex, interconnected systems of beliefs, economics, social values
create the conditions that lead to modern-day slavery. Root causes of prejudice, poverty, and corruption all play a part.
As free people, and as educators committed to providing all children
with high-quality schools, we have a responsibility to be informed. And we must make our voices heard in the call to rid our
world once and for all of slavery.
For students and educators, it is our responsibility to both
appreciate the education we are receiving or have received, and use our skills and voices to provide freedom and opportunity
to others. To do this, we must start with informing and inspiring ourselves.