Author and anti-slavery activist Beatrice Fernando talks about her memoir, IN CONTEMPT OF FATE: THE TALE OF A SRI LANKAN SOLD INTO SERVITUDE, WHO SURVIVED TO TELL IT. She was a domestic slave in Lebanon in the 1980’s and threw herself off a balcony to escape. She’s also founder of the Nivasa Foundation. It helps women stay out of slavery by supporting their children.
Also, David Batstone talks about his book NOT FOR SALE: The Return of the Global Slave Trade–and How We Can Fight It. It’s about the modern Abolitionist movement. He’s founder of the Not For Sale Campaign.