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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter August 5, 2012

From: Rachel
Sent on: Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:50 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.


IMPORTANT – Want to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your next anti-human trafficking campaign?

Be sure to come to DC SMS’ monthly meetup TOMORROW evening at George Washington University where we’ll be hearing from Sam McCahon on how organize and implement  advocacy campaigns.

To prepare for tomorrow’s discussion, check out this brief video prior to the meeting :

When: Monday, August 6, 7:00p.m.

Where: GWU Elliott School of International Affairs; 1957 E St. NW, classroom B17


REMINDER – Want to help a great organization celebrate its first yearof work combating modern day slavery?

Come to a happy hour benefiting Anka Rising thisTuesday 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:


REMINDER – Are you dedicated to abolishing slavery worldwide andgreat 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 - 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,

If you wish to no longer receive mail from DC Stop Modern Slavery, you'll need to leave the group on To do this, go to the DC Stop Modern Slavery page, click the members tab, select "my profile," and click the "leave this Meetup Group" link. We'll miss you!


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