Posts Tagged: slavery

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slaveryfootprint:

Journey to Freedom is a documentary that brings to life the startling similarities between historic slavery and human trafficking, inspiring today’s freedom fighters. Produced by the National Underground Freedom Center, with support from US State Dept and Google. Directed by Justin Dillon of Slavery Footprint.

For more information, please visit www.freedomcenter.org/journey-to-freedom.

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"I know there is poor and hideous suffering, and I’ve seen the hungry and the guns that go to war. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks for early light dappled through leaves and the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives."

- Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
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slaveryfootprint:

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. - President Abraham Lincoln

Most of us are aware of President Lincoln’s impressive resume. He saved the union, helped end slavery, and even made the top hat THE hottest trend of the 1800’s. But did you know he also helped turn Thanksgiving into a nationally observed holiday? Although he wasn’t the first President to recognize the holiday, he did ensure that  the national day of thanks would be celebrated for years to come. 

In 1863, President Lincoln declared two separate Thanksgiving celebrations. The first was on August 6, following the Union’s victory at Gettysburg. The second was the official declaration of Thanksgiving as a nationwide holiday, forever to be celebrated on the last Thursday of every November. For years following the end of the Civil War, Thanksgiving focused heavily on honoring and thanking the Union troops- What better way to give thanks than to fill their bellies with a festive meal? The soldiers feasted on turkey, cranberries, and many other of the traditional foods we still enjoy.

Read more about the origin of this special holiday at The History Kitchen.

Source: thehistorykitchen.com
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This is Trafficking too...

A woman came to the United States from Thailand to work for a family as a housekeeper. She was required to work without pay for very long hours without breaks.

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It is awesome to see what people are doing in their communities to fight human-trafficking. You guys are fantastic! 

loveisjustice:

On Oct20 Anti trafficking artists @LukeDowler, @MikeMurrayTunes
& @ANJEZAMusic performed at The Los Angeles Brewing Company
@LABrewingCo to raise awareness vs modern day slavery! and support the work of IJM.org International Justice Mission and safe home for survivors of human trafficking in Mexico: Fundación Camino A Casa

WBOQTOUR is a part of Luke Dowler’s 2012 Won’t Burn Out Quiet Tour to raise awareness about modern day slavery through sharing activism and music that educates on this subject. “Music for freedom”
Music that stands for freedom and against injustice, slavery, abuse and oppression.

During the event LA Brewing Co. Had a Happy Hour to benefit (IJM) IJM.org International Justice Mission while the public enjoyed LIVE performances by the artists that represent the movement for justice and freedom.

Watch our page @Artists4Freedom
for exciting updates on the artists we represent +the causes you care about.

If you would like to learn more about the cause and organization (IJM) that was supported during this event and throughout this tour please visit their website here:
http://t.co/qzCUstt6

To connect with The band, Luke Dowler, Mike Murray
Please visit: www.lukedowler.com

To connect with Actress, Singer~Song-Writer ANJEZA please visit: www.angiegega.com

Source: loveisjustice
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"And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."

- ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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“We all like to think we’ve saved somebody:” Sex Trafficking in Literature By Donna M. Bickford

Excellent article on the importance of story telling in the fight to end human-trafficking.