One man is hoping to make people think about human trafficking in their everyday lives.
Dr. Christopher Cox talked to an audience at Clarke University on Monday 27th, in Dubuque. About how products we use every day such as coffee, chocolate, clothing, and cellphones often have links to human trafficking.
The talk is called “Am I Human Trafficker?”
The campaign is an outgrowth in part of the tragic fire in a Bangladesh clothing factory which killed more than 1,100 people and injured 2,000 more.
The workers were paid no more than $50 per month and worked in inhuman conditions.
Dr. Cox recognizes this a topic most people don’t want to talk about, nevertheless, it needs to be said. He is eager to reflect about it with others and make people see the truth from where our clothing comes from and how people are impacted by our consumer decisions.
If you want to support “The Human Thread” campaign they launched a postcard campaign that invites costumers to contact retailers like Kohl’s and Macy’s urging them to ask where the clothing they have in their stores comes from, and if the workers are being treated fairly and with human dignity.