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STOP MODERN SLAVERY WALK IN DC - September 18, 2010 - Save the Date!

From: julie
Sent on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:47 PM
Please set aside September 18th so participate in the Stop Modern Slavery Walk in Washington, DC. We hope all VASMS members will be there. Save the date and start spreading the word. There will be more information coming on specifics of how the VASMS group will support this cause, but the DC group is having a meeting tomorrow if anyone would like to attend: Here are the specifics:

Join us on Wednesday (3/24), 7:30-8:30pm, to learn about the ways you can get involved with the 2010 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk, which is an event organized entirely by community volunteers.

Last year's walk brought together over 700 people and raised over $40,000. This year's walk will be even bigger! No matter what your level of commitment is or where your skills lie, there are ways you can help with the walk.

What:
Meeting for people interested in volunteering to help organize the 2010 DC SMS Walk

When:
Wednesday, 3/24, 2010
7:30-8:30 pm

Where:
Entertainment Room of The Ellington Apartments (www.ellingtonapartments.com).
The Ellington is located at 1301 U St. NW, WDC 20009. It's one block from the "U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial" station on the Green/Yellow Lines (take the 13th Street exit). The entrance to the Ellington is next to an ice cream store called "U Scream for Ice Cream".

For more info and to RSVP, go to http://www.meetup.com/wdcsms/calendar/12955218


WHAT IS THE WALK?

2010 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk
The walk is an annual event organized by the community to raise awareness and funds for the fight against human trafficking. It includes a walk, speakers, information fair, art exhibit, and music concert. This event is an opportunity for the entire DC Area anti-human-trafficking community to get together with elected officials, artists, luminaries, businesses, professional athletes, and the community to celebrate the cause and galvanize the movement. All money raised will go towards raising awareness about and combating human trafficking in the DC Area.

When: Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Where: Constitution Gardens, which is the area next to the Lincoln Memorial.

More details about the 2010 DC Walk coming soon?

Who: All are welcome to walk and participate! This event is organized by DC Area community volunteers.

For questions and to get involved, please contact [address removed].

How: Please save the date: Saturday, 9/18/2010. We will provide ways to sign up and a new website very soon. Check back at walk.stopmodernslavery.org for the new website.

History: The 2009 DC Walk was the first ant-human trafficking walk and biggest anti-human trafficking event in Washington DC history. It attracted over 700 participants and raised over $40,000.

http://www.stopmodernslavery.org/get-involved/2010-dc-walk/

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/virginiastopmodernslavery/calendar/12968219/

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