|Sent on:||Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:10 PM|
GET OUT THERE
NEW – Still haven’t managed to catch a screening of "Not My Life"?
Well you’re in luck. Polaris Project, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and American University’s Women’s Initiative will be showing the documentary, which covers modern-day slavery practices on five continents, this Tuesday evening on the AU Campus. There will be a panel discussion after the screening. You can also donate $2 for a chance to win a copy of “Not My Life” in a raffle at the event.
When: Tuesday, April 17,7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Where: Ward Building, American University; 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
NEW – Have you seen the heartbreaking documentary “Very Yong Girls” yet?
Come check out this expose on the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City next Tuesday evening at Georgetown Law. The film will be followed by a discussion about sex trafficking in the United States. Pizza, popcorn, candy and soda will be provided free of charge.
When: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Where: McDonough Building, Room 160; Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Questions: contact Stacie at [address removed].
IMPORTANT – Ready for another ‘special’ DC SMS Meetup?
Join us at the end of the month for the first outdoors Meetup of 2012. We’ll be congregating in the beautiful Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park near Columbia Heights to celebrate our new organizational leadership. So please come and enjoy the weekly drum circle and free yoga class as well as the pleasure of getting to spend time with your fellow abolitionists!
Follow the music and look for the aqua umbrella. Bring friends, snacks to share, blankets, balls, Frisbees and a yoga mat.
When: Sunday, April 29, 3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Where: Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park;15th St NW & Chapin St. 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 http://bit.ly/bTEvz1
REMINDER - Imagine [yourname]@stopmodernslavery.org. 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, http://bit.ly/hPYzFd.
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