Slavery and the struggle for freedom has remained a reoccurring theme in human history. The various rallying cries rendering the ancient motif 'I AM' have also remained among abolitionists. The I AM Campaign is of little difference. We believe that the words of Dr. Martin Luther King state this belief best. He wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects on directly affects all indirectly."
The I AM Campaign is a trans-local campaign to fight modern day slavery. We are organizing a global coalition convened to assure awareness, advocacy and aftercare are materialized to help those that are vulnerable to and are survivors of this global pandemic.
Modern Day Slavery
Slavery exists in many forms today. Whether it is called human trafficking, bonded labor, forced labor, or sex trafficking, it is present worldwide. It exists within the United States in major urban areas, small cities and towns. According to the UN, an estimated 12-27 million people are trapped in a form of slavery. Each year between 600,000 ad 800,000 people are trafficked internationally and up to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States. Nearly three out of every four slaves are women, and half are children
Slavery in the 21st Century is a multi-billion dollar global industry on a par with drug trafficking and illicit arms sales. Most nations have anti-human trafficking laws, but enforcement is erratic or non-existent. Public awareness of modern day slavery is low, enabling traffickers to lure thousands of victims into forced labor situations. The I AM Campaign intends to raise awareness of contemporary slavery and inspire people to become engaged modern-day abolitionists.