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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter November 20, 2011

From: Rachel
Sent on: Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:19 PM


NEW - Want to participate in a discussion on the disproportionate impact modern day slavery has on women?

Come to a panel discussion hosted by Dignity for Women Worldwide next Thursday at American University. Using a gendered critical lens, speakers will address the hidden forms that contemporary slavery takes in the agricultural and fishing industries as well as in domestic servitude and forced begging.

When: Thursday, December 1, 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Where: East Quad Building Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

NEW - Did you attend the 2011 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk? Want to be involved in organizing another successful walk for 2012?

Come to a Walk Interest Meeting and gain a glimpse of what goes into organizing the walk as well as opportunities to get involved in the planning. By becoming a member of the Walk Team, you can make a huge difference in the anti-human trafficking movement, gain valuable skills, and make lifelong friends. A variety of commitment levels are available.

Opportunities exist on all committees including: logistics, promotions, special guests, partner outreach and sponsor outreach.

When: Monday, December 5, 7:00p.m.

Where: Mad Hatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave. NW



REMINDER - Have you heard about the New Underground Railroad?

It’s a web-based portal where anti-trafficking activists across the globe can link up to share information about campaigns, one-time events, important legislation, internships and job positions. Create your own FREE account with End Slavery Now -- the world’s largest database of volunteers, organizations, facilities and service professionals fighting to stop modern day slavery.

To sign up, visit

REMINDER - Imagine [yourname] Have a nice ring to it?

Regardless of the extent of your involvement with DC Stop Modern Slavery, you can get a Stop Modern Slavery email address. These addresses are most useful when working on Stop Modern Slavery projects but they also simply indicate your involvement with this movement. You can even link your Stop Modern Slavery address to another address so you only have to check one inbox. If interested, please email [address removed].

REMINDER - Interested in reading news articles gathered from around the country and the globe that cover human trafficking crimes and efforts to eliminate modern-day slavery? Sign up to receive The Abolitionist’s Digest -- produced by DC SMS members and emailed each Wednesday morning.

Sign up to receive the weekly digest here,

DC Stop Modern Slavery would like to extend a special recognition to Adrianne Toumayan, a sophomore at American University, as our November Member of the Month for her rock star efforts organizing AU students to take part in the annual Stop Modern Slavery walk. Serving as lead for outreach to AU, Adrianne organized a film screening and panel, galvanized a diverse array of student groups and also supported Walk Team members responsible for outreach at other area schools.

Thanks to those who provided submissions. Future submissions and any feedback on how this newsletter can be improved should be sent to [address removed].

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