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We don’t need another hero: everyday activism against human trafficking
Recently, I told a stranger at an airport what I did for a living. We were in the midst of our second flight delay and the chit-chatty conversation quickly parlayed into his long-desired, yet unfulfilled, passion to work on issues of human trafficking. He told me he had (quite sincerely) been meaning to volunteer for ages; meeting me opened the flood gates: what could he do? Who needed his help? Surely, there must be an organization just waiting for Someone Like Him to come along and offer his services. This conversation, in concert with our post on campaigns, warranted heavy meditation on alternative avenues for productive activism against human trafficking. (more…)