Slave Free Madison educational meeting March 3, 6:30 pm at Pinney Library. Topic: Haiti: Economic Development and Preventing Modern Slavery presented by Amanda Bickel

Haiti: Economic Development and Preventing Modern Slavery

We often see Haiti in dire news stories about poverty. An untold story is about restavecs, or Haitian child slaves. With the struggle to serve these children, what economic development initiatives can prevent this from happening and contribute to positive changes throughout Haiti?

Presenter: Amanda Bickel. She is a Madison native and graduated from UW Madison studying french and African studies in 2009. She then went to do relief work in haiti after the earthquake in 2010. After some more traveling, she began working for Serrv in the fair trade industry. Last year she returned to haiti, where I sought connections to pursue my own organization to create economic stability in haiti. Later this year she will be pursuing my masters in international development alongside her project work in Haiti. 

League of Women Voters of Dane County is holding a forum on Human Trafficking on March 4th- 7:00- 8:30 PM


Jan MiyasakiProject Respect
Morgan Young, immigration and poverty attorney with End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin


The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street in Downtown Madison.
Free parking in the ramp across the street. Have your parking ticket validated as you leave. 

Free and open to the public. Get the details at

Slave Free Madison at the Fair Trade Festival December 6th

The Fair Trade Holiday Festival is coming up soon! Saturday, December 6th at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin from 9am-4pm. If you have never attended, are you in for a treat! Imagine an enormous exhibit hall filled to the brim with fair trade exhibitors from all over the world. (Along with some domestic groups and local organizations. Come check out what Slave Free Madison is selling!