Organization: Verité

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Verité is a global, independent, non-profit organization that conducts research, advocacy, consulting, training’s, and assessments with a vision that people worldwide work under safe, fair, and legal conditions.

Since our inception in 1995, we have partnered with hundreds of multinational brands, suppliers, and international institutions in more than 70 countries across multiple sectors to improve working conditions and social performance within global supply chains. Through our independent regional offices and long-term network partners, we gather information globally about labor practices and make this analysis available to brands, suppliers, and investors, as well as governments, NGOs, and trade unions.

Organization: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

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Founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) was one of the first organizations in the United States to provide comprehensive social and legal services for survivors of human trafficking. Additionally, CAST opened the first shelter in the country exclusively dedicated to providing physically and psychologically safe housing for survivors. CAST serves male, female, and child victims of trafficking. CAST clients come from almost every region of the world including Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the United States. To date, CAST has provided services to over 1,500 survivors and their family members, as well as thousands of hours of technical consultation to organizations working on this issue across the country and internationally. Systemic change is at the core of CAST’s mission. Taking a survivor-centered approach to ending modern slavery, CAST has a proven track record of working directly with survivors of human trafficking which builds an important bridge between practice and policy to inform effective policy initiatives. By developing broad-based partnerships, CAST effectively advocates for policies that work to end human trafficking and help survivors rebuild their lives.

Chuck Rybak (Host)

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Chuck-RybakChuck Rybak is from Buffalo, New York, and is the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  He is a professor of Literature and Creative Writing. Beyond that, he keeps it real.

Kate Farley (Producer)

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Kate works for UW-Green Bay’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and collaborates with instructors to thoughtfully integrate technology and tools that help students succeed.

Some of her interests include: open pedagogy, ePortfolios, digital and public humanities, podcasting, and cats.

Mackenzie Bowe (Intern)

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Me (2)Mackenzie is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Development and Sociology. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in May 2018, she plans on going to graduate school for Social Work. Mackenzie interned with All the Rage in Fall of 2017.