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Global Activism: Justin Dillon Asks, 'How Many Slaves Work for You?'

Former slave fisherman Myint Naing, left and his mother Khin Than, cry as they are reunited after 22 years at their village in Mon State, Myanmar, on May 16, 2015. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Steve Bynum, Jerome McDonnell

If you're reading these words on a computer, smartphone, or laptop, it's likely that you have at least three slaves working for you somewhere down the global supply chain. That’s according to Slavery Footprint, a web campaign that started in collaboration with the Obama State Department to bring attention to forced labor around the world. After you enter information into Slavery Footprint’s survey interface about your consumer habits, you will receive a score that tells you "how many slaves work for you." 

Since we first met campaign creator Justin Dillon in 2011, he’s expanded the project into a business model to do social good and is now CEO of Made in a Free World. The company tries to help large companies reduce slavery in their supply chains. His latest book is A Selfish Plan to Change the World: Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems

Dillon joins Worldview to update us on his ultimate goal to "spark a consumer-driven movement to create a more free world."