Jamie Bechtel: What Can I Do?

Each speaker who took the dais at the Aspen Ideas closing ceremony was asked to answer the question: What Can I Do?

Betchtel tells the moving story of visiting slave quarters in Tanzania where she learned from a 16 year old that we should use the tools that are available to us. In this case, she is advocating the use of social media to make informed decisions about the purchases we make. Jointly, we can cripple the slave trade.

Speakers: Jamie Bechtel
Festival: 2011

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