Today’s Flash Back Friday leads us to Episode 15 with Siddharth Kara.
No matter what you think, slavery is still alive in modern society. Siddharth Kara, Fellow on Human Trafficking with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, is a founding member of Harvard’s Advisory Collective on Human Rights. In 1995, Siddharth witnessed the disgusting truth of slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp. After that he went to 16 countries on 5 continents to research slavery in modern day, leading to his book Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.
Siddharth discovered sex slaves in brothels, clubs, massage parlors, and street corners. He found slaves in factories, brick kilnes, fields, mines, quarries, and even victim shelters. He saw people sold into slavery, talked with more than 500 slaves, and confronted several slave purchasers.