FORA.tv Speaker - Justin Dillon
As a musician, Justin Dillon started hosting benefit concerts for organizations addressing the problem of modern day slavery. His passion grew into a "rockumentary" that combined critically acclaimed artists such as Moby, Natasha Bedingfiled and Matisyahu with social luminaries such as Cornell West, Ashley Judd, Julia Ormond, Nicholas Kristof and Madeline Albright in the film, CALL+RESPONSE. Dillon and the film have been featured on CNN, Today Show, MSNBC, in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun, and the Huffington Post, along with speaking engagements at the White House, Dept. of State, United Nations Events, and the Clinton Global Initiative. The film has been seen by over 350,000 people and helped raise over $250,000 for front line groups helping free slaves and rehabilitate victims. Dillon has also helped launch a modern day consumer advocacy movement with our online campaigns ChainStoreReaction.com and SlaveFree.com.
Currently, Dillon is working with the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking to create the first ever 'Slavery Footprint.' This online tool and mobile application will allow users to answer select questions about their consumer spending which will then display a graphical "footprint" of the user's participation in slavery, as quantified by their consumption of items created by forced labor.
04.26.11 | 01:26:34 min
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