Past Events –

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice 115 Paseo de La Plaza, LA, United States

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]