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Children of Civil Rights and Defenders of Human Rights

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World Footprints

World Footprints


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After the War of 1812, Canada’s reputation as a safe haven for slaves grew. Fugitive slaves fled to planned settlements like The Elgin Settlement, known today as Buxton, located in Ontario. Bryan and Shannon Prince from the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum will share how Buxton survived and developed as a haven for fugitive slaves to a thriving town that continues to preserve its rich history. Then, World Footprints has joined with CNN and the BBC as a media partner of the United Nations Global Initiative of fight Human Trafficking (UN-GIFT). We’ll speak to our UN-GIFT partners, Livia Wagner and Siria Gastellum, to discuss why human trafficking is the largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world and what we can do as responsible travelers to help fight it. Author and educator Paula Young Shelton also stops by to discuss her new book that shares her memories about growing up in the midst of the civil rights movement. Finally, James L. Stowe, Director