Thursday, March 10, 2011

Freedom Sunday

I sat down to write my blog, planning to talk about Freedom Sunday, a campaign to raise awareness of modern day slavery, sponsored by Not For Sale.  I'd been planning all week to prepare a post about it, to do my part to highlight this blight on our world.  But as I look over the statistics I'm finding that I can't breathe very well, and I'm having trouble seeing.  According to Not For Sale, there are more than 30,000,000 people worldwide being exploited through human trafficking, more than at the height of Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  Fifty percent of them are children; 80 percent are female.  Over half of the slaves are found in Asia and the Pacific, but there are some as close as Everett, just 25 miles away.

The video below is clever, very well done.  If you get caught up in the amazing shadowhands, you might be able to watch it and go away without being too disturbed.  But it is disturbing, and it's a story all too common that's happening every day.

Not For Sale is willing to not only say the words that I can't bring myself to write but to work boldly against this evil so that men, women, boys and girls trapped in slavery can be set free.  Inform yourself, then take a step to be a part of this modern day abolition movement.

Not For Sale | Shadowhands from Not For Sale Campaign on Vimeo.

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