About Us

Our Mission

The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools, and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life.

 

Regardless of whether various aspects of modern slavery are defined as “slavery”, “human trafficking”, “forced labor”, “sex trafficking”, “debt bondage”, or something else, such activities are illegal everywhere on earth. Modern slavery encompasses human trafficking, forced labor, sex trafficking and debt bondage, and exists in supply chains for items such as gold jewelry, electronic goods, shrimp, cotton, cocoa, and carpets. 

Who We Are

We are an independent, non-denominational community organization consisting of residents, organizations, businesses, schools, and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills.

Coordinating Committee

Mr. Bob Boneberg, Coordinator

Rev. E Nicholas Van Gombos

Ms. Emelie Smith Calbick

Ms. Eva Curtis

Ms. Carol Forbes

Ms. Miriam Lefkowitz

Ms. Christine Macintyre