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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction” (US Const. amend. XIII, sec. 1). Although the United States abolished slavery over 150 years ago, it unfortunately continues to exist in 2019. […]

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LAST’s Fall 2018

During Spring of 2018, LAST brought awareness of the many ills of the chocolate and tea industry to both our local communities and friends back at home. We started the quarter by watching Miki Mistrati and Robin Romano’s The Dark Side of Chocolate at our Fair Trade Fondue social. Next, we partnered with Equal Exchange, […]

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LAST hosts event, Vulnerability & Coercion: Human Trafficking in LA

On Thursday, October 28th, L.A. Stop the Traffik hosted an event at UCLA called Vulnerability & Coercion: Human Trafficking in LA. LAST invited panel speakers to discuss various issues regarding the industry of human trafficking. Thank you so much to our panel speakers: Emily Aptaker, Life Skills Facilitator for the Human Trafficking Program at the Dream […]

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LAST’s Spring 2018

During Spring of 2018, LAST had three main focuses: 1. spreading awareness of sex and labor trafficking through having members speak on a panel put on by UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission; 2. watching Cyntoia Brown’s documentary, learning about her moving story and current U.S. laws concerning human trafficking, and writing letters supporting Cyntoia and inquiring […]

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