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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter July 30, 2012

From: Rachel
Sent on: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:04 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.


REMINDER – Are you a fan of the theater? Do you enjoy plays with animportant social message?

Come to a groundbreaking new stageplay featuring good friend of SMS and trafficking survivor Shamere McKenzie this Saturday at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Stolen: From Playgrounds to Streetlights “is a riveting eye-opening depiction of modern day slavery in the United States. Writer and Director Stacy Jewell Lewis takes societies most common misconceptions concerning this issue, and brings to life the staggering reality of sex trafficking within our own communities.”

When: Saturday, August 4; shows at 3:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.

Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 H St., NE

Tickets: adults: $25; students: $15; to purchase, go to:

NEW – Want to help a great organization celebrate its first year of work combating modern day slavery?

Come to a happy hour benefiting Anka Rising next Tuesday evening in nearby Arlington where you’ll get to enjoy happy hour drink prices, snacks, several prize drawings, and the chance to meet and ask questions of the organiztion’s co-founders. Anka Rising advises private businesses on best practices for avoiding becoming an unwitting enabler or financer of human trafficking.

When: Tuesday, August 7, 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Where: Lyon Hall, 3100 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Metro Stop: Clarendon)

Cost: $25 suggested donation.

To RSVP and donate go to:


NEW – Are you dedicated to abolishing slavery worldwide and great at graphic design? Want to connect those two passions?

DC Stop Modern Slavery is looking for an energetic, passionate and reliable volunteer to assist with graphic design in preparation for the annual DC SMS Walk. The ideal volunteer has design experience; an exceptional ability to use Adobe inDesign; the ability to manage web content ; if a student, is at the senior level (3rd or 4th level); and can devote as many as 5 hours each week.

If interested, contact Anna at [address removed]

REMINDER – Want to work for an established organization dedicated to serving survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking?

TurnAround, Inc. provides counseling and support services to survivors in Baltimore County and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and understanding around the ongoing problems of sex trafficking and domestic violence. The organization is looking to fill the following positions: Office Manager, Anti-Trafficking Program Residential Aide, Anti-Trafficking Program Case Manager, andTrauma Therapist.

For more details on each position and to apply, 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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