PILOT: Speaking truth to power on sex and labour trafficking
Meet The Traffik Report Collective as we launch fearless conversations speaking truth to power on sex and labour trafficking in Canada. We are former sex workers, trafficking survivors, front-line workers and advocates. We are Indigenous, Black, racialized, and white. We identify with many ethnicities and class backgrounds. We encompass many gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations. Our ages span four decades. We live and work in rural, remote and urban settings across Canada. For the past five years, we’ve unlearned, learned, cried and, especially, laughed together as we’ve brought a feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial lens to combatting sex, race and labour exploitation. In this episode, we talk about why we came to this work; why we’ve started a podcast on human trafficking even as we challenge that label, and why we want to move past the stereotypes, polarization and easy explanations to dig in where the real conversations begin.
Hosted by Elvira Truglia and Fay Faraday
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You can find out more about the organizations mentioned in the Pilot episode here:
Canadian Council for Refugees (Montreal)
Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta (Edmonton)
Fort Frances Tribal Health Authority (Fort Frances)
Mouvement contre le viol et l’inceste (Montreal)
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) (Winnipeg)
PLEA Community Services Society of BC (Vancouver)
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: This podcast is produced by Elvira Truglia and Fay Faraday. We thank the Canadian Women’s Foundation for their financial support which has made this work possible.
For all listening to the podcast from coast to coast to coast on Turtle Island, we acknowledge that we are creating this work on the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Metis, and First Nations people who call this land home.
We are doing this work as a collaborative feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial practice committed to working for gender, racial and economic justice.