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Catalyst Radio: Michigan Abolitionist Project working to end sex slavery, labor trafficking

MAP is training volunteers to help prevent and end modern-day slavery
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

A recent MAP training taught volunteers to help in identifying modern-day slavery victims in their community

A recent MAP training taught volunteers to help in identifying modern-day slavery victims in their community /MAP

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This episode of Catalyst Radio features the Michigan Abolitionist Project centered here in Grand Rapids. Julie Slagter, executive director, talks about how MAP focuses on preventing and ending modern-day slavery -- most commonly involving labor trafficking and sex slavery.

MAP trains hundreds of volunteers to work in the community to address an issue still prevalant in this era.



Music featured in this edition is from the new disc from Grand Rapids band The Icicles. It’s the song “Would You Know,” from Renegade Parade.

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