Grinnell Free the Slaves

Grinnell College now has its own chapter of Free the Slaves!

Right now, approximately 27 million people are slaves all around the world. According to best estimates, about 15,000-17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year. These numbers are difficult to verify, because trafficking is inherently hidden and hard to track. These estimates are, if anything, too small.

Those who are trafficked are forced into a variety of industries, including sex work, agriculture, domestic work, mining, and the military, among others.

But there is something we can do about this. There is something you can do about this.Please join the group if you'd like to stay up-to-date on events at the college, petitions you can sign, legislation you can help pass, and other ways you can help end slavery in our state, nation, and world.