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Slavery Today: Fighting Slave Labor in 21st Century Global Capitalism

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL105, UL105 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Brazil has rescued over 50,000 people submitted to contemporary forms of slavery since 1995, when the government recognized before the United Nations that slavery persisted in the country. Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto has worked for two decades investigating slave labor cases and how global production networks benefit from it. He has received multiple threats from people and companies involved in these practices. Sakamoto will discuss how slave labor is structured and who profits from it in Brazil. He will also address how conservative sectors have been working against the system designed to combat these crimes. The discussion will be framed around the attack on social, environmental and labor rights currently taking place not only in Brazil but on a global scale. 

Presented by The New School's Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies. 

 

This event is part of The Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.

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