Justin Dillon
CEO, Made in a Free World
Biography
Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and abolitionist. He is the founder and CEO of Made In A Free World, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy.

In 2008, Justin made his directorial debut in the film Call + Response, which revealed the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. The “rockumentary” was one of the top documentaries of the year and combined commentary by social luminaries such as Cornell West and Nicholas Kristoff with musical performances by artists such as Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, and Matisyahu.

In 2011, Justin founded the nonprofit organization Slavery Footprint. Partnering with the U.S. State Department, they launched a multiple-award-winning website that asks the question, “How Many Slaves Work For You?” The website and associated mobile app allow consumers to visualize how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery and provides them with an opportunity to have a conversation with the companies that manufacture the goods they purchase.
Justin Dillon
CEO, Made in a Free World
Made In a Free World

Made In A Free World is an organization made up of up of consumers, NGOs, and businesses working together to end slavery in supply chains. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both endorsed MIAFW’s work and have asked the organization to assist with purifying the federal government’s supply chains, which are the largest in the world. MIAFW has recently begun to partner with businesses to disrupt illicit slave markets through the use of big data. They have created a business SaaS (Software as a Service) tool called FRDM (Forced Labor Risk Determination and Mitigation). FRDM can analyze a company’s data to identify “hot spots” for forced labor in their supply chain.