A World Without Slavery: The Polaris Project

I literally stumbled on a site today I had not heard of, The Polaris Project.

Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.

The project was started by Katherine Chon and Derek Ellerman. They were still attending Brown University when they decided to start the project. Their casual conversations with friends, family and university professors convinced them that while many were well educated about the history of slavery, they were totally unaware of how pervasiveness of modern-day slavery.

They wondered, “What could two seniors getting their undergraduate degrees really do to make a difference on this issue?”

You can read more about their quest for a world without slavery here.

Polaris Project For A World Without Slavery


  1. I, too, recently found out about the Polaris Project. I found out about it when I read a letter on NotForSaleCampaign.org, about how children and women are being bought and sold right on craigslist. Yes, that’s right – the craigslist that we all know of, where we look for jobs or find a good used bike or computer. Their “erotic” section is a breeding ground where thousands of humans are bought and sold every day – I’m not talking about willing adult “escorts” but human trafficking and slavery, pure and simple. And it’s not just happening in third world countries, but right here in the United States and Europe.
    Shelley Seale

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