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CSSJ in the News

Worker organising can counter labour abuse in the Global South

"Consumer and corporate-focused approaches to labour exploitation and trafficking are ineffective," writes Dr. Elena Shih. Read CSSJ Human Trafficking Research Cluster Fellow Dr. Elena Shih's article in Al Jazeera on labour abuse in the Global South here.

(Distributed January 11, 2020)

Slavery reparations, racial justice, black history: Universities lead

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers:

Instead, universities have taken the lead on what they call reparative justice. Georgetown University apologized to descendants of slaves who were sold to pay school debts and recently pledged to raise $400,000 a year for programs to help those descendants. In October, Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey announced a nearly $28 million plan, including scholarships to descendants of enslaved Africans.

(Distributed January 10, 2020)

An Update from "Slavery's New Materialisms"

In leading “Slavery’s New Materialisms,” Professor Seth Rockman hopes to give the seminar’s members an opportunity to engage with a scholarly turn in Slavery Studies occurring right before our eyes.

(Distributed December 5, 2019)