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"What Slaveholders Think" - Discussion and Q&A

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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall

Building 300

Stanford, CA 94305

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The Freedom from Slavery Forum presents a book talk with author Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick on the evening of October 5th at Stanford University. Join us to hear Choi-Fitzpatrick discuss his new book "What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do." This event is supported by Free the Slaves and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

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Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, co-editor of From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, has worked in the anti-slavery movement for fifteen years. During that time he’s been frustrated at why the practice continues despite the millions of dollars spent to stop it. But while arguments against slavery seem self-evident, he noticed that the case in favor of it is largely unvoiced. To rectify that, Choi-Fitzpatrick, who teaches political sociology at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, talked to those who use slave labor to get their perspective on the issue. His groundbreaking book unveils both slaveholders’ moral blindness and the intricate power relationship that can make it difficult to emancipate enslaved workers.

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The event will be held on Stanford University's campus in Building 300, Room 300. Building 300 is located on the southeast side (Escondido Mall side) of the outer Main Quad. From the Oval, use the ramped path to the right of the steps to reach the arcade level. Continue along the pathway heading towards Memorial Church. Once at the front of Memorial Church, turn left and continue until the end of the arcade. Turn right at the outer arcade and then right again at the corner of Building 260. Continue past Building 260 and Building 300 is located on the right.




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