Not many things in this life have broken my heart the way human trafficking and modern day slavery have. For years now, I've been keeping tabs on this growing epidemic and putting off joining the fight to rescue, rehabilitate and seek justice for the survivors of the dark hospitality underbelly.
My conviction has reached the point that I cannot stuff it down any longer. It's time for me to get myself into gear and start encouraging change in, not only my community, but the communities around me. And after a few days of researching organizations, I've decided to join the efforts of A21 and begin my fight towards ending modern day slavery. Since A21 is a fairly new-ish organization, I've attached a link to A21's website so you can research their work below.
A21 is hosting one of many nationwide marches to end slavery, in all its forms, in New York City on Saturday, October 14th. I have registered to walk and pledged a small donation goal of $500. Clearly, I low-balled because most of my circle includes New Yorkers and we're poor. But, I would love to blow this goal out of the water and donate way more! If you're living on a budget and can't donate, register to walk on my team! Your camaraderie will be just as valuable as any donation. If you can't join the walk, read up on A21's efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and pursue justice for survivors! Knowledge is power and the more you know about this industry the more you can help.
If it only takes one person to change the world, imagine what two or more could do? Feel free to message or leave comments below for more information. Or, if you just want to talk more about my conviction and where it stems from, send me a message! I'd love to chat with you.
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