This quarter's Traffick Free Book Club read is Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore & Kimberly McOwen Yim. This is an invitation to read the book and connect with other readers. There will be a book club meeting on June 12 to discuss it. Even if you cannot make the meeting, let's have a dialogue online at our Facebook event page!
Books are for sale for a suggested donation of $10, contact Sarah Amidon at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy. The reading plan is as follows:
Week 1 - 5/15-5/22
Read Intro, Chapters 1-4, and reflect on end of chapter questions
Week 2 - 5/22-5/29
Read Chapters 5-8 and reflect on end of chapter questions
Week 3 - 5-29-6/5
Read Chapters 9-12 and reflect on end of chapter questions
Week 4 - 6/5-6/12
Read Chapters 13-15, Epilogue, and reflect on end of chapter questions
Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world.
Now for the good news: you have power.
In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made motivate politicians to fight for human dignity mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world.
Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.
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