What companies one encounters in everyday life have a foreign slave influenced work force?
Rosalie, Jesse, Alejandro and I made a colorful representation of a world map. We then did research on different common brand names that are supported by slaves labor or low wage work in factories in third world countries around the world. For example, the clothing brand American Eagle is not made in America at all, but rather by young people in sweat shops in China. Each brand name is pinned to the specific location it is associated with on the map and brief snippet of information about the work force there is included under the flap. Will you stop giving money to these companies? How do you avoid supporting slavery in everyday life? What are you willing to sacrifice?Look for our map in the back of the class. Feel free to interact with the different flaps. Enjoy!
http://www.free2work.org/trends/apparel/ - Here is a link to a website and presentation about child and forced labor in manufacturing around the world.