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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter January 22, 2013

From: Rachel
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:07 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 How does tippling champagne, shopping for great bargains on gently used designer clothing and viewing a new photo exhibit sound to you? Did we mention that it’s all focused on raising awareness about modern-day slavery?

TIP TOP Boutique will be hosting an opening reception for a new art exhibit by Kay Chernush, founder of ArtWorks for Freedom this Thursday evening. Chernush’s original photographs were included in the U.S. State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. TIP TOP Boutique is a recently opened second-hand store in Georgetown entirely staffed by volunteers that sends 100% of revenue to nonprofits working to combat human trafficking.

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

Where:  [masked]st St. NW (In Hamilton Court)

For more event details, contact Deborah at (202)[masked] or Laura at (703)[masked]. For more information on TIP TOP Boutique or to donate items, call: 703- 919- 6828

NEWDo you like dancing? What about dancing in public? What about dancing in public as part of a coordinated action campaign to spark public dialogue about the kind of global RAPE CULTURE that encourages the continued sex trafficking of women?

If this fits you, come out on Valentine’s Day afternoon for DC Rising -- a 1,000+ person dance party in Farragut Square.

Eve Ensler (creator of the Vagina Monologues) is asking that one billion people rise on February 14 and go on a global strike by refusing to accept violence against women and girls as a given. So let’s show our power in numbers and rise for those who can't.  Check out this hair-raising trailer for One Billion Rising:

When: February, 14, 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Where: Farragut Square, 17th St. NW




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 upto receive the weekly digest here,

Also, if you’re in the market for a new tote or messenger bag then you should DEFINITELY check out the bags sold by RIJI Green. All bags are made by trafficking survivors and come emblazoned with powerful anti-slavery messages on them that are great conversation openers and tools for spreading public awareness. Shop for your fair trade and slave-free stylish bags

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