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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter May 20, 2012

From: Rachel
Sent on: Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:31 PM

If you’d like to see your anti-human trafficking news or event promoted in the newsletter, send all information to [address removed] no later than Saturday afternoon.


NEW Do you have time to attend a screening of a new documentary on modern-day slavery in Asia?

The Thursday evening world premiere of 'An Invisible World: The Lives of Slaves in Modern Asia' is based on Radio Free Asia’s award-winning human trafficking series. It is the result of a year’s worth of in-country research, one-on-one interviews, and video projection. The documentary focuses on the advent of child soldier recruitment in Myanmar, labor abuse in China’s black factories, traffickers targeting refugee camps in Thailand, and forced marriages by North Korean women in China.

Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Thursday, May 24, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Where: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty offices; 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Fourth Floor

RSVP: required by May 21st to [address removed]

NEW – Ready for another illuminating and impactful Stop Modern Slavery Meetup?

Join us on Monday, June 4 for an important lecture on the nature of labor trafficking in Southeast Asia. Our special guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, executive director of Boat People SOS.

Under Dr.Thang’s leadership, Boat People SOS became one of the world’s leading anti-human trafficking organizations. He has personally worked on high-profile trafficking cases, including the largest case ever prosecuted by the U.S. federal government (Daewoosa American Samoa, 1999) and the recent rescue of 176 female Vietnamese workers in Jordan.

When: Monday, June 4, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Where: The Elliott School of International Affairs/George Washington University; 1957 E St. NW, classroom B17

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NEW - Want to learn how you can use's online petition platform?

By participating in free 45-minute webinar, you will be empowered to start petitions about trafficking or any other topic you're passionate about. There will be plenty of time for questions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn cutting edge strategies and best practices for online organizing from the leaders in online petitions.

Webinars will be taking place at 11:30a.m. and 2:30p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 and at 11:30a.m. and 2:30p.m. on Wednesday, June 6.

RSVP now at:


NEW – Do you have web experience? Are you dedicated to abolishing slavery worldwide?

DC Stop Modern Slavery is looking for one or two energetic and reliable volunteers to assist with website administration in the run up to the annual SMS Walk. Schedule is very flexible. The anticipated web workload should take roughly one hour a week in the beginning with some increase as the Sept. 29 walk date draws closer.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Anna at [address removed]


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 - 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,

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