Human trafficking has a global impact. Men, women, and children seeking the promise of a better life can easily become enmeshed in the dark world of human slavery. Others may be kidnapped and taken against their will. This horrific social injustice involves forced labor as well as sex. Sweatshop and brothel owners make money from those who have been trafficked. While it may be uncomfortable to think about, this is a serious issue in the United States. The victims are usually here illegally and therefore feel no hope for rescue.
This issue transcends borders. How can local, state, federal, and global legal systems work together to battle this problem and promote social justice?
Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:
- Identify social policies at the local, state, and federal levels that impact well-being, service delivery, and access to social services. (PO 5)
- Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services. (PO 5)
- Analyze policies with regard to advancement of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. (PO 5, ILO 5)
- Demonstrate character, scholarship, and leadership in becoming a world changer through application to personal life and professional social work practice.
- Demonstrate Christ-like attitudes, values, worldviews, and ethical and professional behavior within advanced clinical practice. (ILO 1)
- Video: TED Talks: Noy Thrupkaew—Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works
- VIDEO LINK: https://fod-infobase-com.eu1.proxy.openathens.net/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=114621
In this assignment, you will watch a video of Noy Thrupkaew discussing the prevalence of human trafficking. Behind the everyday bargains we all love—the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet—is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking—which flourishes in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in developing countries—and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.
- Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
- Watch the TED Talks video by Noy Thrupkaew, “Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works” (or view it below). If you are not already logged in to the Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS) website, you will be prompted to enter your MyIWU login and password. You can also download and view the transcript here: TED Talks: Noy Thrupkaew—Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works Video Transcript.pdf.
- Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following:
- What are your state’s laws regarding human trafficking?
- How can you advocate for populations that are at-risk regarding this issue?
- Your initial post is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop.
- Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all instructor follow-up questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop.
- Your postings also should:
- Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking by providing evidence from workshop resources to support responses (with APA citation).
- Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
- Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.
- Be posted on two different days during the workshop.
- Review the rubric that your instructor will use to evaluate your work. Self-assess your initial post and responses using the rubric and make improvements as needed to meet expectations and ensure that your work fulfills all the requirements.