Modern Slavery & Ethical Consumerism
To introduce students to the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.
- Understand that slavery is still present
- Study fair trade principles
- Identify manufacturers that source through fair trade products
- Visit a local fair trade retail store
Ted Talk, “Photos that bear witness to modern slavery” by Lisa Kristine, January 2012 [http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_kristine_glimpses_of_modern_day_slavery#t-1133213]
Slavery Footprint [www.slaveryfootprint.org]
Fair Trade Principals: http://www.fairtradeprinciples.org
Fair Trade USA: http://fairtradeusa.org
Examples of fair trade retailers: 1) Fair Phone [https://www.fairphone.com]; 2) Good Weave [http://www.goodweave.org/home.php]; and 3) Patagonia [http://www.patagonia.com/us/footprint]
Show the Lisa Kristine TED Talk, “Photos that bear witness to modern slavery,” and follow with a discussion.
Students take the Slavery Footprint quiz and learn about the various ways slavery has a role in the supply chains of many items we purchase or use daily.
The class visits Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retail store, to learn how they acquire fair trade products and support craftsmanship around the world.