American Anti-Slavery Group

American Anti-Slavery Group

The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) is a coalition of abolitionist organizations engaged in political activism to abolish slavery in the world today. It raises awareness of contemporary slavery, particularly among the chattel slaves of Mauritania and Sudan, raises funds to support relief and aid to enslaved populations and escaped former slaves, and lobbies government officials for such purposes. [ [ "About the American Anti-Slavery Group,"] online posting, "iAbolish", n.d., accessed July 25, 2006. Cf. [ "African Slavery 1996,"] by Joseph R. Gregory, online posting, "First Things" 63 (May 1996): 37-39, accessed July 25, 2006. See also [ "The Great Slave Scam,"] online posting, " [ Embassy of the Republic of The Sudan news archive] ", Washington, D.C., 23 Feb. 2002, accessed July 27, 2006. NB: The American Anti-Slavery Group should not be confused with the American Anti-Slavery Society (1833-1870).]

The AASG was co-founded in 1994 by Charles Jacobs (who served as its first research director) with African human rights activists Mohamed Athie of Mauritania and David Chand of Sudan. [ [ AASG Profile,] online posting, " [ ArriveNet] " [2004] , accessed July 28, 2006. [Some of the website links are outdated.] ]

Incorporated in Newton, Massachusetts, the AASG reports having "many associates and 30,000 members around the world." [ [ "About the American Anti-Slavery Group,"] online posting, "iAbolish", n.d., accessed August 23, 2006.] Recent officers include: Mohamed Athie (past president) and Charles Jacobs (past clerk and treasurer; current president and member of board of directors). [Non-profit corporation "Summary Sheet" for [ American Anti-Slavery Group, Inc.] , online posting, "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Corporations Division" 2001-2006, accessed July 27, 2006; [ "Who We Are,"] online posting, [ iAbolish] , n.d. (copyright 2006), accessed July 27, 2006.]

The AASG maintains close ties to The Sudan Campaign, for which Charles Jacobs serves as a co-chairman.

Central components

There are "four components" central to the AASG elaborated on " [ iAbolish] ":
*Awareness"The first step in eradicating modern slavery is educating the public that it still exists. At AASG we build awareness through our publications, school curricula, conferences, and Speakers’ Bureau — consisting mainly of survivors of slavery."
*Advocacy"We advocate for the freedom of those degraded by slavery through government lobbying and online campaigns, which locate effective pressure points in corporations that benefit from slavery, governments that tolerate human bondage, and leaders who remain silent."
*Activism"Through our website, we have established a diverse network of activists around the world who are passionate about freedom. Our grassroots activism takes the form of rallies, candlelight vigils, freedom marches, petitions and letter-writing campaigns."
*Aid"We partner with organizations working on the ground to provide essential rehabilitation and support to victims of slavery. By providing food, shelter, education, and rehabilitation, AASG equips survivors with the tools they need to rebuild their lives."Most modern day slavery is in Africa, and this is where the activists are most active.

ee also

* Human Trafficking


External links

* [ American Anti-Slavery Group] Profile at [ ArriveNet] . [Some of the website links are outdated.]
*" [ iAbolish — Web Portal of the American Anti-Slavery Group] "
* " [ Freeing Modern-Day Slaves: Program 15] " Interview with Charles Jacobs, produced by [ Human Media] [catalog entry] .
* [ The Sudan Campaign]

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