Monday, September 29, 2008
I went to the premiere of this movie tonight.
The movie is well done, heart breaking and powerful.
The nation wide release it set for October 10th. Go to www.callandresponse.com to see where it is.
For the most part it will only be in major cities. So please, plan the road trip if you need to. It will be worth your time. This is a movie to change history.
At this moment there are 27 million slaves. 1 million of them are trafficked through the US every year. We can end the slave trade. It will take decades, it will take patience, and it will require committed action. We can do it.
We can learn about the companies we purchase from. We can tell our legislators that we care. We can pray. We can fast. We can set people free. We can educate ourselves. We can all be activist. We can use our gifts to raise awareness. We can have less so that others can have more. We can participate in the change that needs to happen.
The movie is as empowering as it is informative. The cast is a crew of rock stars and artist as well as UN workers, victims, journalist, sociologist, politicians, and actors. They have sacrificed so much to make this happen and it is beautiful.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tonight is week two of ABOLITION.
We are going to be walking through China town learning to see the slavery that is hidden in plain sight all around us.
47% of slavery is sex slavery.
53% of slaves are forced to work without pay in restaurants, homes, factories and farms all over the U.S.
People all around us are enslaved and we don't know how to see them. We have to learn how to watch for the signs.
Tonight we are practicing the skill of being attentive observers.
Monday, September 1, 2008
The workshop starts in just a few weeks!
September 16th! Check out the reimigine website to learn more! email me firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
In other news some reviews to come:
Kevin Bales and Free the Slaves just sent me some great resources: one book and three videos!
Much thanks to them!! I will be reviewing them soon.