FREE Movie “TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH”

“This is more than one family’s painful reckoning. This is the nation’s story — one that strips away the North’s heroic mantle by revealing a broad pattern of Northern complicity in the slave trade.” — Cecelia Goodnow, Seattle Post-Intelligencer   Traces of the Trade sets out to plumb contentious questions: What is the full story […]
May 2, 2018
A princess gets an unlikely present — a sex-trafficked white dude — in "The Wedding Gift." (Courtesy photo by Joe Moore)

Oppression gets futuristic in “The Wedding Gift”

Forward Flux’s brilliantly beautiful staging of “The Wedding Gift” takes the slave narrative into sci-fi realms.
Sep 28, 2016

S. Korea, Japan reach agreement on wartime “comfort women”

The issue of "comfort women," the euphemistic name for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, has long plagued ties between the neighbors.
Dec 29, 2015
Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

Global food empowerment is on our plates, activists say

Going vegan in the 1980s was a much different experience than it is today — especially if you were in Texas.
Feb 4, 2014

Poster campaign targets human trafficking along I-5

The border with Canada, international port, and farm work make Washington State a hot spot for slavery and human trafficking. But our state is also a leader in innovative anti-trafficking action. The State Attorney General’s office website boasts that, “Washington was the first state to pass a law criminalizing human trafficking and we have the most stringent […]
May 22, 2012