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VA SMS Leadership Election - Hello Fellow Abolitionists! I hope you are doing well, and are comfortably surviving our most recent snowstorm. As many of you know, I've served as lead organizer for VA Stop Modern Slavery since August 2013, and as a co-organizer Marci A. Feb 13, 2014 6:45 PM
VA SMS Action Ideas Survey - Hi Everyone! In order to help me plan events for the group, please take a minute to answer four simple questions by going to the link below. The survey will be open until November 4th. As always, if you have any ideas or thoughts, please share Marci A. Oct 21, 2012 8:05 PM
The DC SMS Annual Walk is This Saturday -   Hello Everyone! How do we stop a problem as big as slavery? One step at a time. We are just a few days away from the 2012 Stop Modern Slavery Walk this Saturday, Sept. 29th.   Have you registered yet? Marci A. Sep 26, 2012 10:26 PM
DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk In 10 Days! - Hi Everyone!   Welcome to the group if you are a new member.    The annual DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk will be held September 29- just 10 days from now.  If you haven't registered yet, please go to  Marci A. Sep 19, 2012 9:08 PM
Fwd: US: GROUPON BOYCOTTED OVER TORTURE PORNOGRAPHY - Preview not available Peta-Gaye May 2, 2012 12:44 AM
2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium October 19th!! - user 1. Oct 3, 2011 3:51 PM
Meet Your New VA SMS Leadership Team - Hello Everyone: I am very excited to be able to introduce you to the new Virginia Stop Modern Slavery leadership team. They will be tak julie Sep 7, 2011 8:41 PM
Meetup Details: Fair Trade Fair Play Drum Circle TONIGHT - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/virginia­stopmodernslavery/calendar/155­84479/ When : Friday, Dece user 2. Dec 10, 2010 2:03 PM
Huge Sale. Gifts to End Slavery. - Hi Fellow Abolitionists! RIJI Green is having a huge sale tomorrow Dec 10, from 10am -10pm EST. This is a great time to buy Anna Dec 9, 2010 10:17 AM
Fair Trade Chocolate - The Deathly Hallows Campaign - Here is a simple way to help promote fair trade chocolate. Go to the link which has an article explaining the campaign by the The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) to partner with Time Warner and NBC Universal to make all Harry Potter chocolate Fair Trade. Cl julie Nov 17, 2010 11:26 AM
Choose the name that best captures the true essence of a survivor! - Preview not available user 1. Nov 3, 2010 3:11 PM
Meetup details changed: Screening of the film Call and Response - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/virginia­stopmodernslavery/calendar/146­83356/ When : Tuesday, Nov julie Nov 1, 2010 2:19 PM
New Meetup: Webinar Event by Survivors Connect - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia - Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What : Webinar Event by Survivors Connect When : Friday, November 19, 2 julie Nov 1, 2010 1:58 PM
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VA SMS - An Update - Fellow VA SMS members: After six months as organizer I am writing to give you an update on VA SMS and to invite your participation. On the positive side, VA SMS has grown in membership and has held many events during the last six months. We h julie Sep 27, 2010 2:24 PM
URGENT! Call your senators today to support the Child Protection Compact Act (CPCA) Senate Bill 3184 - Hi Everyone! Today International Justice Mission (IJM) is having a National Call in Day for everyone to call THEIR senators and ask them to support the legislation-Child Protection Compact Act (CPCA) Senate Bill 3184 . Tomorrow, September 21, 2010 Anna Sep 20, 2010 10:15 AM
New Meetup: Screening of the film Call and Response - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia - Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What : Screening of the film Call and Response When : Tuesday, November julie Sep 7, 2010 11:51 AM
Fwd: [sms] New Meetup: Evening Fundraiser at Ten Thousand Villages - Thought this might be interesting for us. Wanted to pass it along. Susan Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: J Susan Aug 19, 2010 12:23 PM
Please vote for me to win business scholarship. Takes 2 seconds. You can win a prize! - Hi Everyone! Please take 2 seconds to v Anna Aug 19, 2010 12:15 PM
Need your vote to bring awareness on human trafficking - takes 2 seconds - Hi All, Please take 2 seconds to vote for me to win a business scholarship contest to help survivors of human trafficking through Anna Aug 16, 2010 3:16 PM
Meetup details changed: DCSMS Walk - October 23, 2010 - Save the Date! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/virginia­stopmodernslavery/calendar/129­68219/ When : Saturday, Oc julie Aug 6, 2010 2:02 PM
New Meetup: Human Trafficking in the State of Virginia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia - Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What : Human Trafficking in the State of Virginia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach julie Jul 28, 2010 11:34 AM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] julie added a post - Greetings VASMS! RIJI Green is having a special fundraiser for DCSMS' walk! For the entire month of June, every Act Justly messenger bag you purchase, RIJI Green will donate $1 to DC Stop Modern Slavery walk. Its the perfect gift for Father's day, g Anna Jun 10, 2010 12:15 PM
New Meetup: “Human Trafficking and the Church’s Response” - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia - Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: ?Human Trafficking and the Church?s Response? When: Saturday, June 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.) Although julie Jun 8, 2010 1:40 PM
julie added a post - I hope everyone will try to attend tomorrow's event in Crystal City by Polaris about Human Trafficking in NOVA. Here is a link to an article speaking to how we all need to take action and learn more: julie Jun 8, 2010 1:27 PM
VASMS joins Survivors Connect's Phones4Freedom Campaign - VASMS is joining Aashika Domador, Founder of Survivors Connect, with the Campaign Phone4Freedom. This is a simple and free way to make a difference in ending human trafficking. This program will recycle your unused cell phones for free and julie May 30, 2010 1:14 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] julie added a post - Hi Everyone! My name is Anna Leung and I am with DC and VA SMS. I am rock climbing 27 mountain routes to bring awareness about DC SMS' walk and give voice to the 27 million slaves. Please view my blog at www.RIJIgreen.com for more information. Share Anna May 25, 2010 2:13 PM
julie added a post - Please visit the New Underground Railroad map version as it is now live! Here's the link: http://www.endslaverynow.com/n­ewundergroundrailroad/ Lauren Taylor, CEO julie May 25, 2010 1:59 PM
Come out and hear Aashika Damodar and now, Elizabeth Gilhuly speak on Wednesday! - Please come out and listen to Aashika Damodar speak about human trafficking, her experiences around the globe, and specifically about how she views technology's role in the human trafficking movement. She founded Survivors Connect and they have many new p julie May 8, 2010 11:35 AM
Survey Results and a Call to Action - Hello VA SMS Members: The survey that was sent to the membership in February has been reviewed by the leadership team and a Call to Action was developed. This Call to Action involves ways to further the goals of what this membership declared most import julie May 4, 2010 8:58 PM
Book Club - Hey guys!! Just wanted to let everyone know that we will officially be reading Kevin Bales' book The Slave Next Door for our first meeting. ?I've only gotten a response from one person so far, so please let me know your schedule Susan Apr 26, 2010 9:25 PM
New Meetup: Speaker - Aashika Damodar, CEO & Founder of Survivors Connect - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia - Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: Speaker - Aashika Damodar, CEO & Founder of Survivors Connect When: Wednesday, May 12,[masked]:00 PM Where: The Buchanon Apartment Complex julie Apr 26, 2010 3:20 PM
Book Club - Hey guys!! I'm going to be helping Julie set up the book club, so I just wanted to get the first email out there. ?The idea is to read about the issue and become more informed. ?The DC SMS book club usually has the authors of the bo Susan Apr 25, 2010 9:20 PM
Survivor Connect's Phone for Freedom Campaign & Amnesty Intl's Call to Action - Hello All, Here are two related releases regarding slavery free cell phone usage. The first is recycling program developed by Survivor Connect called Phones4Freedom Campaign to encourage people to donate their old cell phones to support the b julie Apr 24, 2010 12:35 PM
Happy Hour Fundraiser for Bridge to Freedom - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF) has teamed up with Latin Concepts to educate our community on sexual assault, including sex trafficking. Join BTFF at Mate this Wednesday and your $10 donation, which i julie Apr 23, 2010 9:46 PM
Re: FAIR Fund's 4th Annual Gala 2010 - Pearls of Purpose - Preview not available Karen Apr 18, 2010 5:42 AM
FAIR Fund's 4th Annual Gala 2010 - Pearls of Purpose - Preview not available Karen Apr 18, 2010 5:39 AM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] Get your Bridge to Freedom Foundation GoodSearch toolbar April 6-9th and $1 will Go to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking! - Great, thanks for sharing with us!! : ) Jessica Johnson Report a Human Trafficking tip: Jessica Apr 6, 2010 1:24 PM
Get your Bridge to Freedom Foundation GoodSearch toolbar April 6-9th and $1 will Go to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking! - Preview not available Cassandra Apr 6, 2010 1:06 AM
Some helpful anti-human trafficking resources - Friends, Some great resources for you and yours: 1) Slavery site jam-packed with resources: http://slavery.alltop.com/ 2) Kevin Bales gives a primer on Jessica Apr 5, 2010 10:52 PM
Tina Frundt, Founder of Courtney's House in DC wins 2010 Douglas Freedom Award given by FREE THE SLAVES - We would like to share some exciting news with all of you. The Executive Director and Founder of Courtney?s House, Tina Frundt has won the "Freedom Awards" through Free the Slaves, she was granted the Frederick Douglas Award. This is the firs julie Mar 30, 2010 3:16 PM
ACTION ALERT: House Bill 1113 - Hi, everyone! It's time for VASMS members to take action and call Governor McDonnell! A bill was just passed by the Virginia General Assembly that would require the forfeiture of a vehicle used by a person who either (a) abducts, c Jessica Mar 27, 2010 5:58 PM
ACTION ALERT: House Bill 1113 - Preview not available Karen Mar 27, 2010 4:05 PM
The New Underground Railroad Offers Global Network to Fight Human Trafficking - Hello Everyone, I wanted to pass along this article issued on the AScribe Newswire. Lauren Taylor, VASMS Assistant Organizer, is the founder and President of End Slavery Now and will the speaker at our meeting/film showing on April 13th. I hope you all c julie Mar 26, 2010 12:09 PM
New Meetup: Freedom Week at University of Richmond, This Thursday is Speaker's Day - I am very pleased to be able to share this information with our group. The University of Richmond, Westhampton Campus students and the WILL program are co-sponsoring Freedom Week from March 22 to March 26 and are having a very impressive list of speakers julie Mar 23, 2010 8:54 PM
STOP MODERN SLAVERY WALK IN DC - September 18, 2010 - Save the Date! - 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 g julie Mar 23, 2010 12:47 PM
Speaker and Topic, "Empowering the Individual - How You Can Stop Modern Human Slavery Today" - Hello All, I hope to see many of you at the April meeting, talk and movie. Lauren Taylor will be giving a talk on Empowering the Individual - How You Can Stop Modern Slavery Today. Lauren is the founder of End Slavery Now. The following has been copi julie Mar 22, 2010 1:49 PM
Teen prostituted, held against her will in Md. and Va. hotels, feds say -- Story by Freeman Klopott - VASMS-ers, Another gripping story about local human trafficking by Freeman Klopott of the DC Examiner. Read more at Jessica Mar 11, 2010 3:38 AM
A Florida Traveling Museum to Bring Attention to Modern Slavery - Hello Everyone, I thought you might find these articles of interest, both about the same subject. It is a very gripping visual to bring modern slavery out in the open and make people think. It was posted Sunday in the Miami Herald and in the Naples New julie Mar 8, 2010 9:58 AM
Meetup details changed: Meet-Discuss-Learn -- A Film, Very Young Girls - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/virginia­stopmodernslavery/calendar/127­93227/ When: Tuesday, April 13, julie Mar 5, 2010 6:11 PM
Upcoming Events for VASMS - Hello Everyone, As your new organizer I wanted to let you know that there are plans being made for upcoming events and meetings. Also, thanks to those that took the survey which will help us understand what role the members of this group wan julie Mar 3, 2010 5:32 PM
deadline is tomorrow! VA SMS Survey reminder - Many thanks to the more than 20 VASMS members who've completed our group survey!! Just a quick reminder to the rest -- we need your responses by Friday, February 26 lauren Feb 25, 2010 11:41 AM
Your input is needed - VA Stop Modern Slavery membership survey - Dear VASMS members, We need to hear from you! To help you get the most out of this meetup group, please take just 1-2 minutes of your time to complete this important membership survey: lauren Feb 23, 2010 1:03 PM
VASMS - Hello, I would like to introduce myself as your new organizer. My name if Julie Keany and although new to this cause, I bring to it my dedication and commitment. I want to thank Jessica for her hard work as the previous organizer and also to thank those julie Feb 18, 2010 12:31 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] New Organizer -- Assistants - user 3. Feb 15, 2010 8:49 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] New Organizer -- Assistants - Julie, I have worked closely with Jessica Johnson on severa user 8. Feb 15, 2010 3:46 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] New Organizer -- Assistants - Hi Julie ? I haven't yet been to a meeting either.? I have participated in the DC group previously, but as I live in Virginia I would like to take a more active role in the Virginia group.? I would certainly be more than w Susan Feb 15, 2010 1:02 PM
New Organizer -- Assistants - Hello, I only joined this group recently and have not attended an event but would love to see this group continue. I am new to being active with this cause, so although willing to be an organizer, would love to have some assistant organizers, and some g julie Feb 15, 2010 12:43 PM
VASMS Meeting this Monday - All, A gentle reminder of our VASMS meeting this Monday at 7:00 pm in Annandale. Please RSVP is you can make it, plan to arrive a few minutes early so we can begin promptly, and please allow a little extra travel time for construction on 495. I Jessica Jan 9, 2010 1:02 PM
Monday Jan 11: VASMS Meeting - VASMS General Meeting (Note: new lo? Jessica Jan 6, 2010 11:20 PM
2010 Sweatshop Hall of Shame - Yesterday, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) released their 2010 Sweatshop Hall of Shame list of Inductees, companies selected for some of the most abhorrent and exploitative labor practices in the world. From forced child labor to ignoring the Karen Dec 29, 2009 12:03 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] VASMS 2009 Update! (Dec Meetup cancelled; Monday Jan 11 Meetup scheduled; etc.) - What a nice letter! Thanks for all the kind words. It has been an exciting y user 8. Dec 7, 2009 1:15 AM
VASMS 2009 Update! (Dec Meetup cancelled; Monday Jan 11 Meetup scheduled; etc.) - Dear VASMS Members, Happy December to All. I hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Season of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and the beautiful snow and lights filling the area during winter! The bustle of the season always happil Jessica Dec 6, 2009 6:22 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] 3 Local Stories related to Human Trafficking - Thanks for sending this Jessica. This is good information to know and also to pass user 8. Nov 26, 2009 9:26 PM
3 Local Stories related to Human Trafficking - VASMS Members, I wanted to share a few recent stories with you regarding human trafficking in our communities in NOVA. For those who wonder if this problem exists here, these stories show that it does. When we compare these stories Jessica Nov 26, 2009 2:19 PM
New Meetup: VASMS - Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF) Holiday Sorting Day - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: VASMS - Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF) Holiday Sorting Day When: November 14,[masked]:00 AM Where: Providence Presbyterian Church 9019 Jessica Nov 11, 2009 11:26 PM
"Coffeetalk with Esperanza en Accion (Hope in Action)" is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28,[masked]:00 PM! - Preview not available user 2. Oct 27, 2009 4:02 PM
VASMS in the news! - Hi, everyone! Our fearless leader, Jessica, and VASMS has been mentioned in the news! Massage therapists fight permits, changes to rules By: David Sherfinski Examiner Staff Writer October 23, 2009 Massage therapi Karen Oct 25, 2009 9:53 AM
New Meetup: VA SMS General Meeting - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: VA SMS General Meeting When: November 9,[masked]:00 PM Where: Elizabeth's Apartment 1111 Arlington Blvd 530W Arlington, VA[masked] Karen Oct 14, 2009 8:45 PM
New Meetup: Human Trafficking in South and Southeast Asia - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: Human Trafficking in South and Southeast Asia When: October 22,[masked]:00 AM Where: The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St, Karen Oct 14, 2009 6:59 PM
Community BBQ in Reston this Sunday to benefit survivors of human trafficking - Preview not available Cassandra Oct 14, 2009 4:11 PM
Re: [virginiastopmodernslavery] Gentle reminder: Safe Child Fair - This is going to be so much fun!! Hope to see you all there. Tell your friends! - We'll be there and we are spreading the word. On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 2:43 AM, Jessica < [address removed] > wrote: Daniel M. Oct 8, 2009 9:20 AM
Gentle reminder: Safe Child Fair - This is going to be so much fun!! Hope to see you all there. Tell your friends! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/virginia­stopmodernslavery/calendar/114­23499/ When: October 10,[masked]:00 PM Jessica Oct 8, 2009 2:43 AM
New Meetup: Training for Anti-Trafficking Advocates - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: Training for Anti-Trafficking Advocates When: November 20,[masked]:00 AM Where: Crystal City Marriott 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy Arlingto Karen Oct 1, 2009 11:52 AM
New Meetup: Rally to Kick Off Awareness Weekend - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: Rally to Kick Off Awareness Weekend When: September 25,[masked]:00 PM Where: The Church at Clarendon 1210 N. Highland St Arlington, VA Karen Sep 23, 2009 2:18 AM
RE: [virginiastopmodernslavery] New Meetup: Safe Child Fair - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Verdana } Hello, ??Is there any help Carmen R. Sep 21, 2009 6:35 PM
New Meetup: Safe Child Fair - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: Safe Child Fair When: October 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Deja Brew Coffee House 14630 Lee Highway Gainesville, VA 2 Jessica Sep 20, 2009 10:30 PM
New Meetup: DC Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: DC Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk When: September 26,[masked]:00 AM Where: Meridian Hill Park 16th St NW & Euclid St NW Washington, Karen Sep 7, 2009 10:17 PM
New Meetup: A Night at the Park: Freedom for All (Nationals vs Phillies) - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: A Night at the Park: Freedom for All (Nationals vs Phillies) When: September 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Nationals Park 1500 S Capitol St SE Karen Sep 7, 2009 10:12 PM
VASMS Members - It's not too late to join us for a Night at the Park to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in the DC Metro area. We hope to see you there! Jessica Sep 7, 2009 8:52 PM
New Meetup: THE HIP-HOP AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING TOUR W/ FLEX MATHEWS @ JAMMIN JAVA - Announcing a new Meetup for Virginia Stop Modern Slavery (VASMS)! What: THE HIP-HOP AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING TOUR W/ FLEX MATHEWS @ JAMMIN JAVA When: September 3,[masked]:00 PM Cover: $10.00 per person Where: Jessica Sep 1, 2009 3:35 AM

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