We have an incredible opportunity--Free the Slaves is bringing in a speaker from India, Suman, who has worked for more than 25 years for the liberation of child laborers, fighting not only for their welfare but their right to a healthy childhood. She is a pioneer in the struggle to end child labor and trafficking in India, tackling all aspects of the issue including: prevention, awareness, intervention, and rehabilitation.
Apart from organizing nationwide campaigns and creating awareness about trafficking at village level, Suman has been a part of many rescue operations of children over the years. However, Suman?s most ground-breaking work has been in her development of methods of enabling children to recover from slavery, forced separation from families and experiences of violence and torture. Through the care of Suman and the teams she has led, hundreds of children have re-gained their strength, learned the value of education and become able to assert their rights. Her work with these children has shown that recovery is possible.
Please join Suman as she speaks to SMS and supporters of Free the Slaves on Monday, June 22nd at 7 pm at:
Capitol Hill Tower (www.capitolhilltower.com)
1000 New Jersey Ave SE
Party Room Getting there:
Take the GREEN line to the NAVY YARD metro stop. Exit the Dept of Transportation side (NOT the baseball park side). Once you exit the metro, you will see a CVS across the street from you on New Jersey Ave. Turn left out of the metro and walk one block down. You'll see a Courtyard Marriot on your right and a dry cleaners. Capitol Hill Tower is the next door past the dry cleaners--it's on the corner of K St SE and New Jersey Ave SE. The party room is on the first floor just past the elevators.For more info about Suman and to RSVP
, go to: http://www.meetup.com/wdcsms/calendar/10563582
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