Trapped in the Traffic of Slavery

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UploadedAugust 2, 2008
TakenMay 31, 2008
ModelCanon PowerShot SD750
Exposure1/160 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.8 mm
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I'm a member of the Amnesty International club at my school. We held a human rights conference in May. Many inspiring speakers came to talk about their organizations. Carl Wilkens was the keynote speaker. He was the last remaining American civilian during the Rwandan genocide. The event was very well-attended and our club is looking forward to next year's conference!

I was fortunate enough to assist Annie Fukushima, founder of Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery. She is currently studying Ethnic Studies & Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, & Sexuality at UC Berkeley.

For her session, she started off with information about what human trafficking is, where it is, and the different ways to help. Then she had us break into groups and paint on canvasses. For this painting, my group chose a word that we felt represented human trafficking: trapped. Our heart was chained down with the pain of human trafficking.

If you're interested in Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery, you can visit their website at

May 31, 2008.

Canon SD750.

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  • John Linton

    John Linton said (4 Aug 2008):

    "Seems like I'm caught up in your trap again
    Seems like I'll be wearing the same old chains
    Good will conquer Evil
    And the truth will set me free
    And I know some day I will find the key
    I know somewhere I will find the key
    Seems like I've been playing your game way too long
    Seems the game I've played has made you strong
    When the game is over I won't walk out the loser
    I know I'll walk out of here again
    I know someday I'll walk out of
    here again"

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