Justin Dillon is an artist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Made In A Free World, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. In 2008, Justin made his directorial debut in the film, “CALL+RESPONSE," which revealed the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. The film was one of the top documentaries that year. In 2011, Justin founded the non-profit organization Slavery Footprint. Partnering with the U.S. State Department, they launched the multiple-award-winning website that asks the question, “How Many Slaves Work For You?” which allows consumers to visualize how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery. 23 million people from every country on earth have used Slavery Footprint. On the back of the great success of Slavery Footprint, Justin went on to found Made In A Free World and serves today as its CEO.
President Obama and Secretary Kerry have both endorsed their work and have asked MIAFW to assist with purifying the Federal Government’s supply chains, which is the largest in the world. MIAFW have recently begun to partner with businesses to disrupt illicit slave markets through the use of big data. They have created a business SaaS (Software as a Service) tool called FRDM (Forced Labor Risk Determination and Mitigation). FRDM can analyze a companies data to identify “hot spots” for forced labor in their supply chain. SAP has signed on a channel partner. Justin has appeared on and been covered by CNN, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil, MSNBC, New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ad Week, Vogue, CBS, Fox, NPR, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Fast Company and others. He has spoken at the White House, UN, Clinton Global Initiative, Global Philanthropy Forum, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and many other venues. He has also served on advisory groups for the UN, State Department, and White House.
Not a Labor of Love: Modern-Day Slavery and Labor Trafficking