This Examiner interview offers an interesting look at David Batstone, the founder and President of Not for Sale, one of the biggest organizations in the US fighting to abolish modern slavery.
What compelled you initially to become involved in the anti-slavery movement? How did it all begin?
There were two parts, really: the personal and the immediate. Personally, there was my faith, which asked me to think about others. What am I called to do? That answer was to advocate for those who are vulnerable. In my 20’s, I was involved in Central America, intervening for those in need. That work set me up for what I’m doing now.
The immediate happened when I discovered that my favorite restaurant in San Francisco used slaves. One thing led to another. I then took a year off, traveled the globe, and investigated slavery.
Read the whole thing here.