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My Morrin Series: Slavery in the World Today


March 20, 2017
18:00 - 21:00
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Slavery in the World Today

There are an estimated 45.8 million people trapped in slavery today; India accounts for approximately 13-14million. Slavery is illegal almost everywhere. So why does it still exist?

International Justice Mission Canada is a part of a global organisation, International Justice Mission (IJM), that protects the poor from violence and slavery in the developing world.

Join Ed Wilson, IJM Canada’s Executive Director, and Justice D.K. Miller, former board member and volunteer with IJM, for an in-depth look into IJM’s work combatting slavery in India.

Ed is passionately committed to IJM’s mission and vision. Speaking from his forty years’ experience in non-profit leadership, he believes that each person, (working as part of the greater collective), has the potential to help achieve this vision by speaking and acting against injustice.

Justice Miller has travelled to several field offices and spoken in many international venues connected with this work. He continues to be involved in a judicial training program for judges in Bolivia and teaches human rights at the University level.

The two will delve into how IJM aims to end slavery in India by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.

Join us at 6:00 PM for a wine and cheese reception before the presentation.