Friday, January 11, 2013

Make Today the Day!

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, but the whole month is intended to promote awareness of human trafficking in the United States. So whatever day you read this can be the day you commit to becoming more aware of what's happening in our neighborhoods. All month there are activities designed to increase awareness. Events to be aware of:
1/11--"Treasures" releases it's new web series X Girls  
            1/14—CASE Candlelight Vigil, Forgotten Children Drop-In Center 
            1/14-- 6:30 to 8:30 Harmony Dust from Treasures will be speaking at Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, CA.
1/16—“Sex + Money” Film Screening at Loma Linda University
1/18Carissa Phelps event in Fontana
1/19—CASE Walk for Awareness
1/23—Identification & Assessment training in Twin Peaks (more info at http://sbcase.eventbrite.com)
1/25—“Nefarious” Film Screening with Traffick Free Pomona (more info at http://traffickfreepomona.org)
1/26—Taking Back the Track (Rachel’s House)
1/27—Chino Hills Walk (Chino Valley Church)
CASE = San Bernardino County's "Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. They are doing a fantastic job at pulling together abolitionists from all walks of life to fight this travesty in San Bernardino County. Members of CASE include individuals from nonprofits, social services, law enforcement, health care and more. Go to sbcase.eventbrite.com to register for their events
The San Bernardino County DA's office has put together a fantastic documentary "Teenage $ex 4 Sale," that will be shown at a CADE (Christians Actively Demolishing Exploitation) meeting at River's Edge Church, in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. If you live in the Inland Empire and want to know what's happening in your own backyard, this would be one of the best ways to find out what's happening.
On a broader scale, especially for Orange County, several groups have partnered to host "Free Them," an art event with a cause on Friday, January 25th at Cottonwood Church starting at 7:00 p.m. with food, musicians, dancers, poets, artists, and more  For info email: ocfreethem@gmail.com

If you're new to the topic, please take a look at the previous posts and articles on this blog to learn more about what's happening. If you're from other states--trafficking occurs in all of them. These issues may take on other faces, but they exist in every state and around the world. If you have not yet subscribed to this blog, that's one way to keep the awareness going so you can help make it a beautiful day in your neighborhood.

 Today's the day! What will you commit to do to increase your awareness of human trafficking? We'd love to know.

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