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The Slave Next Door

Make Justice Personal

Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00-9:30pm- doors open at 6:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704-2207

You eat sustainable food.
You support green building.
You recycle, compost, and buy local.

But what about sustainable people?
The tie between fair trade and human rights?
And how close it all is to home?

Come to The Slave Next Door, and hear inspiring speakers, meet local organizations, buy fair-trade products—and get ready to make justice personal.

The Project Peace Speaker Series is proud to host Dr. Kevin Bales, one of the world's leading experts on modern-day slavery, and local survivor, Minh Dang, for a night of information, inspiration, and action.

No matter who you are, you can make a difference with one of the great moral callings of our time.

  • Keynote address and Q&A session with expert Kevin Bales
  • Panel discussion with law enforcement and local agencies
  • Presentation from local volunteers
  • Representatives from anti-trafficking organizations
  • Fair-trade bazaar including food and handicrafts


Dr. Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales Ending Slavery, former president Bill Clinton told the plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative: "It tells you that it is a problem we can solve and here's how to do it." Bales is currently working on a book about the relationship between slavery and environmental destruction.

Minh Dang

Ming Minh Dang is a MSW/PhD student at UC Berkeley studying child abuse and trauma care, serves as a Board Member for local non-profit Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing, and facilitates Adult Survivors of Child Abuse support groups. Minh’s activities today are motivated by her past as a survivor of child abuse and child trafficking. After escaping her abusers recently, Minh has spoken at venues nationwide, inspiring university students, community leaders, faith-based communities, and others to take action on behalf of the vulnerable. Minh is a lover of loving, being, living social justice, dancing, singing, cooking, and picking flowers.


Free the Slaves

Free the Slaves is an international non-governmental organization and lobby group, established to campaign against the modern practice of slavery around the world.

Fair Trade USA

Founded in 1998, Fair Trade USA’s mission is to "enable sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth".

Mazzarello Media and Arts

Born from the imaginations of husband and wife team Bryan and Stephanie, Mazzarello Media and Arts is an artisan graphic design studio based in Oakland, CA.

Participating Organizations

  • Heavenly Treasures
  • International Justice Mission
  • New Day for Children
  • Not for Sale campaign
  • Red Window Project
  • Samaritana
  • The Sold Project
  • Trade as One
  • M.I.S.S.E.Y
  • Not for Sale- U.C. Berkeley
  • A Safe Place
  • Slavery Footprint/Call + Response
  • Fair Trade USA
  • Ellie Fun Day
  • HEAT Watch
  • Bay Area Anti Trafficking Coalition
  • Bay Area Women Against Rape
  • Because Justice Matters
  • CA vs Slavery
  • Free the Slaves
  • Freedom House
  • Hagar International
  • Love Never Fails
  • Oakland Police Department
  • San Jose Police Department
  • Sisters of the Holy Family
  • TCHO