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Vicky Chavez, who for more than three years has been living in sanctuary at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, and other leaders of the Sanctuary Movement speak out. Plus, #50forFreedom with Prof. Erika George and another UMFA reflection on Black Refractions.
Professor Erika George shared the news that 50 countries have now ratified the International Labour Organization Protocol to end forced labor worldwide. Director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the U, George also is the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the U's S.J. Quinney College of Law. To learn more about forced labor and efforts to end it, George recommended the following organizations:
International Labour Organization: "Only tripartite U.N. agency, the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men."
Fair Labor Association: "FLA combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards."
Joan Gregory, director of First Unitarian’s Sanctuary Program, which is run entirely by volunteers.
Last week, the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City joined a lawsuit, brought by four sanctuary leaders and immigrant rights advocacy groups, suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and various officials for targeting the women with retaliatory and excessive civil purposes. Tonight RadioACTive shared a portion of the March 24, 2021, press conference. To watch it -- and the Q&A session we did not have time to share -- click here. Featured speakers included:
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: