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Nashville Declares Today As IJM Day

The City of Nashville has declared Today, Tuesday October 1, 2013, International Justice Mission Day!
Join IJM on the steps of Nashville’s City Hall and show your support for the fight to end slavery.
To learn more about IJM and their fight to end slavery, click here.

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Stand for Freedom

27 Hours – 27 Million

March 5 – 15, 2013

How it Works

-Recruit 270 People

-Raise $2,700

-Get 1,000 Signatures

To learn more about Stand for Freedom, click here.

To learn more about IJM, click here.

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Run for Freedom

Do you enjoy running? How about running for a cause? If so, we have just the event for you. Join Anti-Slavery International and take part in their sponsored running events. These events take place all over the UK to raise money to help combat slavery.

Upcoming Running Events:

The Great South Run, 28th October 2012

The Santa Run, 9th December 2012

Silverstone Half Marathon, 3rd March, 2013

London Marathon, 21st April 2013

Other Runs:

Provided Support and Encouragement:

  • An Anti Slavery International running vest or T-shirt
  • A comprehensive fundraising pack with ideas and material to help drum up support for your run
  • A customised training guide
  • A tailored online fundraising page
  • Team helpline
  • And to prove to your sponsors you actually completed the your run you will receive the Anti-Slavery certificate along with a small gift.

To learn more about Run for Freedom or Anti-Slavery International, click here.

To register for any of the listed sponsored runs, please contact Gabi Grose on g.grose@antislavery.org or 0207 737 9436.

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Make A Stand Lemonade

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How We Can End Slavery

National Geographic’s Magazine Online Extra features the article, “How We Can End Slavery”, written by Kevin Bales. Bales is “one of the world’s leading experts on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales is director of Free the Slaves, a nonprofit organization incorporated in 2000 with the primary objective of ending slavery worldwide. The Oklahoma native is a professor of sociology at London’s University of Surrey Roehampton and serves as a consultant to the United Nations on slavery and trafficking. His internationally recognized works include Disposable People: New Slavery in a Global Economy.Published in ten languages, it has become a catalyst for the growing United States movement against slavery.” Read his article and find out how you can help end slavery today.

“With 27 million people in slavery today, how can we ever hope to eradicate this horror? In fact, this generation, after 5,000 years of human slavery, can bring it to an end.

The anti-slavery movement was the world’s first human-rights campaign. Growing not from politicians, but from everyday people, it swept away legal slavery. In the early 20th century courageous campaigners, fighting both financial interests and governments, brought an end to the continuing slavery in places like the Congo.

Those heroes won great battles for us. Today we do not have to win the legal argument—laws against slavery exist in every country. In the past many national economies were based on the profits of slavery, but now we do not have to win an economic argument. If all slavery stopped today, no industry or country would suffer economically; Only the criminals who profit from slavery would be disadvantaged. And today we do not have to win the moral argument; almost everyone in the world agrees that slavery is wrong.

To bring people to freedom and to end slavery, three things have to happen: Continue reading

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Save the Date

2012 Global Human Trafficking Conference

Abolish 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking

Who: Any individual fighting to abolish slavery and human trafficking. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Human Trafficking and promoted by Slavery No More. To view a list of the speakers, click here. To view a list of the exhibitors, click here.

What: “An annual forum convening local and federal law enforcement, anti-trafficking government agencies and NGOs, business and legal-community leaders, state and federal policy makers, international representatives and journalists to explore trafficking trends, foster increased education, inter-agency and NGO participation, and to inform and inspire influential business leaders and the public on how and why they can and should take immediate action to help abolish 21st century slavery and human trafficking, for the sake of the 27 million innocent victims worldwide.”

Where: Skirball Cultural Center, Ahmanson Hall, Los Angeles, California

When: August 10-11, 2012

To learn more about this event, click here.

For directions to this event, click here.
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