Things are shaping up quite nicely. Here’s a bit of information to whet your appetite…
We’ll be broadcasting a special live show with our partner station, WGCU from Immokalee in south west Florida.
Do check out their season of shows on the tomato growing industry in their region.
The broadcast coincides with President Obama’s declaration that 11th January 2010 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Human trafficking and forced labour go hand-in-hand, and it’s happening in Immokalee’s back yard.
The state’s leading human trafficking prosecutor, Attorney Douglas Molloy will be joining us. In the past he’s described Immokalee as ‘ground zero for modern slavery’. Such abuses were reported here.
We’ve already lined up a team of eager helpers from the area. One of those is Alex Pena, who has a long-term interest in the subjects we’ll be looking at and has filmed out in the fields of Immokalee. Here’s his video.
Pam Geiser has been doing some research for us in the town. Here are a couple of photos she’s taken.
On the right you’ll find the Guadalupe church: an important welfare provider in the town.
The second photo (below) is of the Redlands Migrant Christian Migrant Center, where we got in touch with Leslie Moguil and Barbara Mainster. Together they’ve clocked up 57 years of experience working with the workers and their families.
They’ll be joining us on Monday along with some of the people they’ve helped and worked with over the years.
Do check out some of her writing the industry. She also has a show on WGCU.
Hope that’s got you interested. Look out for future updates over the coming days.