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Three Tales of Slavery in the USA/Tres Historias de Esclavitud en EEUU

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Three Tales of Slavery in the USA/Tres Historias de Esclavitud en EEUU

by The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

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Summary:

Through illustrating the stories of Anna, Imelda, and Ricky, this comic book shows three forms that human trafficking can take.  Anna was told she could find a good job and a better life in America, so she let a man make her travel arrangements.  She quickly learns that she has become in debt to him and he forces her work doing “whatever the men want” to pay him back.  Imelda is virtually enslaved by a woman who hired her to be a housekeeper.  She works 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is unable to leave.  Ricky is the trafficker who smuggled people into the US and made them work long hours but rarely paid them.  These stories show the horror of human trafficking without dwelling on the horror.

 

Why does FASTEN recommend this resource?

This comic book is a unique vehicle to communicate with people who have limited literacy skills.  It is also a way to introduce children to the concept of human trafficking and injustice that happens in the US.  This would be effective for outreaches, for educational/awareness programs in the community, and for faith-based organizations to provide in waiting areas for children to color.

 

 

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