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Free Webinar: Immigration Slavery in America - A True Story of Forced Labor and Liberation

January 22, 2024 (1 min read)

Tuesday, February 06, 2024, 2pm EST - REGISTER HERE

"This webinar features a discussion of author Saket Soni’s The Great Escape, which tells the astonishing true story of a group of immigrants trapped in the largest human trafficking scheme in modern American history. Weaving a deeply personal journey with a riveting tale of modern-day forced labor, The Great Escape — named a 2023 best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, and Amazon — takes us into the hidden lives of the foreign workers that America relies on to rebuild after climate disasters. 
Join us for a dialogue with Saket Soni, a labor organizer and human rights strategist working at the intersection of racial justice, migrant rights, and climate change, and New Yorker staff writer Sarah Stillman. Cornell Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr moderates the discussion, in which our panel will put this tale of human slavery into the larger context of our broken immigration system."


  • A gripping tale of forced labor and liberation that NPR called “a true story that reads like a novel”
  • What it takes for immigrant workers to make the promise of democracy real
  • The origin of the immigrant workforce rebuilding after climate disasters
  • How this story fits into larger immigration controversies 
Saket Soni
Resilience Force
Sarah Stillman
The New Yorker
Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Cornell Law School