11 Mar 2016 Battling a nasty issue in OUR community
Today I’m highlighting (please read!) an article today in the New York Times about a nasty issue in our community, sexual trafficking of OUR kids. This article highlights the story of a 15-year old Seattle girl. After reading, I hope you will want to get involved in stopping this slavery – here are 2 upcoming opportunities:
1. Frontline For Justice monthly meeting – March 23, 7pm Northshore Community Church, room 210.
2. PATH Ride 2016. Pedal Against Trafficking Humans is a bicycle fundraiser for Seattle Against Slavery. Saturday March 26, 9am-noon. More info is at http://www.pathride.org/
now, that NYTimes article…”Every Parent’s Nightmare“
Frontline For Justice has other learning/responding opportunities coming up in our area:
- Human Trafficking 101.
FWCAT COMMUNITY MEETING-Human Trafficking 101
March 22, 2016 – Tuesday – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Federal Way, WA – EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
- Frontline For Justice March Team Meeting
March 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Northshore Community Church, Room 210
- PATH Ride 2016
March 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Pedal Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Ride is the biggest fundraiser for Seattle Against Slavery of the year! It’s a chance to ride bikes, make friends, and support efforts to end local human trafficking. Find Registration and Course information at http://www.pathride.org/
- JuST Faith Summit:
April 20-22 2016
- Free them 5k
Saturday May 7th, in Shoreline
The 8th Annual Free Them 5k to Stop Human Trafficking will be happening again on May 7th, 2016! Last year’s event drew 1,500 participants and raised more than $175,000 to help protect women and children from being trafficked. The Free Them 5k Run/Walk to fight human trafficking is a tangible way to take a stand against one of the most horrific crimes of our generation. Your participation raises awareness and funds for World Concern’s trafficking prevention programs, which protect the poor and vulnerable, providing opportunities for education and to earn income safely.
Office of Justice Programs:
- Rescue Freedom- Jeremy Vallerand’s Ted Talk
- Linda Smith’s TedTalk:
- Rachel Lloyd Ted Talk:
- Seattle Against Slavery- High School Program
Local Stores making an Impact – get out and support them!