Posts tagged lucas moore
What The Planter's Prospect Teaches Us About Advocacy in Art

I've always loved the art of painting. I'm primarily drawn to it for its beauty, but subject matter is equally important to me. That's why I was delighted to stumble upon a book by John Michael Vlach entitled The Planter's Prospect: Privilege & Slavery in Plantation Paintings. In it, Vlach describes paintings and drawings of plantation landscapes and what they have to say about slavery. There's an important lesson to be learned about what the art we create can do.

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Six Fair Trade Chocolate Alternatives

Every time I get groceries, I’m tempted to get a cheap chocolate bar at the checkout stand, AKA the guilt lane. Unfortunately, my personal health concerns aren't the only reason to feel guilty about buying chocolate. Around 2 million children in West Africa are forced into 80-hour work weeks with little pay—or no pay at all—to make most of these chocolate products. Earlier this year, Sarah Beech wrote an article for Dressember about the connection between slavery and chocolate.

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Introducing our 2018/2019 Grant Partner: thorn

This year, Dressember is proud to partner with Thorn, an organization that uses technology to combat child sex trafficking. The internet has become a widely used place for sex traffickers to advertise. The good news is, this can help investigators track down traffickers. The bad news is that law enforcement just doesn’t have the time, energy, or manpower to efficiently pursue the information available online. That's where Thorn comes in.

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