Episode 37: Human Trafficking In Our Backyard
This month, hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Kamna Shastri bring you stories about the reality of human trafficking in the Seattle area.
First we hear from Kathleen Morris, an advocate for trafficking survivors with the International Rescue Committee. She tells us what human trafficking is and what to look for in a trafficking situation. Then we hear an incredible story from Yasmin Christopher, a law student at Seattle University whose family was trafficked to rural Grays Harbor County from Bangladesh. Finally, RadioActive reporter Katherine Sims brings us to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle where a vigil is held once a month to stand up against human trafficking. She talks to one high school student, Emily Kubota, who has been going to the vigil for two years.
Resources On Human Trafficking
- Suspected incidents of trafficking can be reported to the Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and the Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line at 1.888.428.7581 or by contacting your local FBI office
- KUOW reporter Sara Lerner's series, Human Trafficking In Washington State
Yasmin Christopher will speak about her experience at the Refugee Women's Alliance Silent Art Auction, held tonight, Thursday, March 28 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 2501 Elliot Ave N., Seattle, WA 98121.
Many thanks to RadioActive Reporter Ann Kane for inspiring this month’s podcast.
RadioActive is KUOW's youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.