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Deirdre Mars: Beyond Fair Trade Durability, Part 1 
World of Good on eBay 
Eco Fashion World 
Worldstock Fair Trade on Overstock 


Featuring my original song: Taking a Stand 

Please subscribe to my channel & check back next month! This is the 7th video in my series of anti-slavery or anti-human trafficking videos. Over this next year, I hope to inform and intrigue those who know very little about or may have never even heard of human trafficking. This series is launching with NYC Urban Project's LoGOFF campaign to explore what it means to live Local, Green, Organic, Fair (trade) and (slave) Free.

Ten Years Into the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement Brutal Sweatshop Conditions Endure 
Major American Brands Silent on Alleged Rights Abuses at Overseas Factories 
Inspection Report of the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) efforts to combat harboring and employing illegal aliens in sweatshops.
US Trafficking In Persons Report 2011
Do Something: Background on Sweatshops
Do Something: 11 Facts About Sweatshops


Courtney Wong, Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader
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I’ve released my 5th stopmotion video in my anti-slavery youtube series.  This month, we’re discovering how children in Cote d’Ivoire are impacted by our demand for chocolate–just in time to respond by how we make our Valentine’s Day chocolate purchases!

Slave- and Child-Labor Free Chocolate
Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Featuring my original song: Taking a Stand

Please subscribe to my channel & check back next month! Over this next year, I hope to inform and intrigue those who know very little about or may have never even heard of human trafficking. This series is launching with NYC Urban Project’s LoGOFF campaign to explore what it means to live Local, Green, Organic, Fair (trade) and (slave) Free.

© Courtney Wong 2012

Sources:
Ivory Cocoa Farms Child Labor: Little Change
Cocoa Campaign: International Labor Rights Forum
2011 Tulane University Report: Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana
ILO and Chocolate and Cocoa Industry Forge New Partnership to Combat Child Labour in West Africa
US Department of State Trafficking In Persons 2011 Report
Hershey’s $10 million Pledge to Improve West African Cocoa Farming & Fight Child Labor
Slavery In the Supply Chain (video discussing how to find fair trade chocolate)

Courtney Wong, Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader
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My first stop motion video. Numerous hours plotting on the phone with my friend Angie. 8 1/2 hours shooting. 5 1/2 hours arranging photos & recording audio.  From all the stress/tension of kneeling on the floor, crawling around a tripod, and being hunched over at the computer (or over my guitar), my gluteal & back muscles are sore to the point of feeling like I had an awesome workout. HA.

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LoGOFF of what’s easy, log on to what’s right.
Launching New York City Urban Project's LoGOFF—a year-long exploration into what it means Biblically and practically to live by standards of Local, Green, Organic, Fair & Free (slave free). This is the beginning of a series of videos I will post about what modern-day slavery, or human trafficking, looks like in various countries. They will be posted every 2 weeks starting next week!

Special thanks to Angie Chea for assisting in script-writing and idea/concept-bouncing!

Featuring one of my original songs, Taking a Stand

What is slavery’s role in your life?