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 modern-day slavery through innovative awareness campaigns, consumer advocacy and business solutions.
In 2008 Dillon 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.
In 2011, Dillon founded the website 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 allows 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. Last year President Obama acknowledged his organization’s work in his speech on slavery to the Clinton Global Initiative.
Dillon has appeared on and been covered by CNN, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil, MSNBC, NYTimes, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ad Week, CBS, Fox, NPR, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Fast Company and others.