Past Event

Matt Cantor: The New Slavery

Mon, Aug 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The New Slavery

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy investigates one aspect of the future of work, and finds a resurgence, in different dress, of the institution of human slavery. We'll look at the controversial topic of prison populations in the U.S., which are continuing to surge; the labor of many of those forcibly idled inmates is being put to use. Are long prison terms for petty crimes a recruiting tool? Hear Cantor's arguments and concerns about the re-emergence and social acceptance of this ancient form of exploitation.

MLF: Humanities
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer:  George Hammond