Grace Farms will host the inaugural Design for Freedom Summit on March 31

In October 2020, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based nonprofit Grace Farms Foundation formally launched Design for Freedom, a multi-pronged effort addressing the insidious (and chronically overlooked by the AEC industry) crisis of systemic forced labor within the global building materials supply chain. AN has special ties to the initiative as its origins can be traced back to the fall of 2017 when Sharon Prince, founder and chief executive of the Grace Farms Foundation, and AN’s late founding editor-in-chief Bill Menking convened to discuss the staggering global prevalence of modern slavery practices within the built environment. From there, Prince and Menking set out to not only raise awareness of

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