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What YOU Can Do!

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As we take time this week to be with family and friends, let’s remember the men, women and children who can’t be with their families because they are stuck in permanent servitude. Through #GivingTuesday, we’ll be asking for your monetary support next week. But this week we want to highlight the issue of labor trafficking. What

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Gay Marriage, Breast Cancer Awareness & the End It Movement

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Back on April 9th of 2013, there was a push for the End It Movement, where supporters of the fight to end human trafficking were asked to mark their hands and Facebook profile pictures with a big, red X. Celebrities like Carrie Underwood participated and demonstrated their support with social media updates on Instagram like

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Take Heart

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“How dare you? Who do you arrogantly think you are to think you can do this to someone?” I imagined breathing venomously toward her trafficker. I sat on the floor of a marble porch in the sticky, hot air of Southeast Asia, about twenty feet from a girl who had been both physically and mentally

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“We Were Pimpin When Snoop Dogg was just a Puppy.” – Part 2

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Change the name in the title of the Muppet picture above to trafficker and it takes on a new meaning. “We were Trafficking (young girls) when Snoop Dogg was just a Puppy.” And Snoop Dogg who is now going by Snoop Lion (who does that anyway?) was featured in Rolling Stone magazine a few months

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How to Fight Like an Abolitionist

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Speak Boldly “I use strong language, and will make no apology for it… In contemplating this subject, no man, who is true to his nature, can speak but in the language of hot displeasure, and caustic irony, and righteous denunciation.” – William Lloyd Garrison “At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is

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“Pimp My Shell”

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Dreamworks Animation has a new movie called “Turbo” coming out that looks quite cute. Full of colorful images that will captivate a young child’s attention and enough adult humor to keep big kids like me laughing. However, even if the production was rife with wit and laugh-out-loud lines, I am unsure whether I can truly

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What Does Demand Have to Do with Human Trafficking? Part 2 of 2

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This is Part 2 of a two-part blog in response to a passionate inquiry of disbelief that demand had anything to do with human trafficking. Refer to Part 1. There is no such thing as “getting to the bottom of this.” It is a combination of poverty, homelessness, childhood abuse, runaways, marginalizing communities, food deserts,

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What Does Demand Have to Do with Human Trafficking? Part 1 of 2

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Oftentimes, engaging in a conversation about the issue of human trafficking is not easy. Especially when statistics are usually best estimates based on educated aggregation of data, only so much can be communicated in a short amount of time, and this crime is one of the most hidden in society. After our 2013 Freedom Forum

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