Emily Kathleen Cooke

Sequoiacast Episode 02: Free



According to the nonprofit California Against Slavery, seventy percent of slaves worldwide are now women; fifty percent are children. Human trafficking is now tied with weapons sales, and second only to the drug trade, in terms of profitability in the illicit global marketplace. What surprised me most when I met with Eduardo, Javier, Daena, Gaby, Laura, and Blanca was to learn that San Francisco is now a bustling center of trade in humans. Our conversation took place on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Music by airtone: sometimes instrumental mix; and kCentric; both from ccMixter. Visit Creative Commons to view the license under which these works are used.