Global Solidarity Network

The CRS Global Solidarity Network (GSN) study e-broad program is an online learning community and curricular resource that offers students and faculty in the United States a deeper understanding of the challenges the world’s most vulnerable face, as well as their strength and resilience. It provides insight into the multi-faceted nature of humanitarian relief and development work as well as the principles that inform Catholic Relief Services and its partners.

VIEW WEBCAST ON SESSSION 1 – FORCED LABOR HERE

The purpose of this webcast  is to learn more about how an organization like CRS is working to eradicate slave labor – from working to reduce the vulnerabilities that lead to enslavement, such as landlessness and joblessnes, to the legislative work that needs to happen to advocate for supply chains free of slave labor, at the regional, national, and international levels. What is being done to respond and what can WE do in particular?   Hear from Dr. Mary Laver (CRS Program Advisor), Dr. Vince Miller (University of Dayton), and Jill Marie Gershutz Bell (Senior Legislative Specialist, CRS).

 

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Spring 2014 Sessions - Confronting Slavery and Human Trafficking

Sessions will consider the incidences of slavery and human trafficking today, the work of CRS and its partners in confronting the complex forces that sustain this problem, and the ways in which students can become more engaged in justice work related to this important area. These sessions build upon a new partnership between the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center and CRS which along with our partners in Brazil, is working to combat the issue of slavery. This focus is especially critical as the world's spotlight will be on Brazil during the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.
Session I: The Case of Forced Labor, February 10-21, 2014

Session I: The Case of Forced Labor, February 10-21, 2014

It is estimated that up to 27 million people are currently enslaved workers (Source: www.freetheslaves.net). This session will introduce students to the scope and realities of forced labor today, focusing on the situation in Brazil. Readings, video, and live discussion will highlight the way that CRS works with local partners in Brazil to reduce forced […]

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Session II: Sex Trafficking, March 24-April 4, 2014

Session II: Sex Trafficking, March 24-April 4, 2014

Global Solidarity Network – Spring 2014, Session 2, 3/24-4/4 “Sex Trafficking” Resource List  “The human person must never be sold and bought as merchandise. Whoever uses and exploits the person, even indirectly, makes himself an accomplice of this abuse.” – Pope Francis, Address to Ambassadors on the Subject of Human Trafficking, Vatican City, December 13, […]

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