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What Slaveholders Think - Author Reading and Q&A
Sat, April 22, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
More than a billion dollars have been spent on global antislavery efforts, yet the practice persists. One reason is a widespread lack of understanding of how contemporary slaveholders rationalize their actions. In What Slaveholders Think (2017, Columbia University Press), Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick explains how slaveholders perceive their exploitation of other human beings, and how they respond when their power is threatened.
Unpacking what slaveholders think about enslavement and emancipation is vitally important for anyone who wants to understand the broader context of modern slavery and human trafficking. Come hear Choi-Fitzpatrick explain how slavery is relational and emancipation complex-- and why the goal of ending slavery in our lifetime will require strategies that address these realities.
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a writer and professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. His work focuses on politics, culture, technology, and social change.