Abolition Rally-End Modern Day Slavery

This coming Wednesday, March 25th, 7-9pm @ Mill Creek Foursquare Church, there is a human trafficking rally. I will be attending, helping with some info and also playing my song about sex slavery. The more the better, so come if you can and bring some friends. This is an issue that still so few people know anything about… and it happens in our own backyards. We need to raise more awareness about the fact that there are more slaves in the world right now than any other time in history… about 27 million… and over half are children. Let’s make a difference and become a new abolitionist!! Here is a link to the event: abolition-rally-seattle. Also check out www.onevoicetoendslavery.com
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Quote of the Week

“It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases.”

– Bono, rock star and anti-poverty activist. (Source: The American Prospect blog

Movie Screening and Fundraiser for ‘Resolve Uganda’

I wanted to post about another event coming up near the end of September.  There will be a screening for the independent film “War Dance“, which is about the war torn children of Northern Uganda.  You can check out the preview of the film at: http://www.wardancethemovie.com.

The screening will also be a fundraiser for Resolve Uganda , an organization that works with Invisible Children to help to raise more awareness and make legitimate strides in putting an end to the 22 year long war in Northern Uganda, where young children are abducted and forced to become part of a brutal army by being indoctrinated to become killers.  They are often forced to watch brutal murders or even participate in them until they become desensitized to it, and therefore think nothing of it.  It is a pretty sick deal and has been going on for 22 years now, much of which went completely unnoticed by the rest of the world until the creators of Invisible Children stumbled upon the story about 4 years ago and made gave it global press.  

The screening and fundraiser will be held at The Q Cafe in Seattle, on September 24th, from 7pm-9pm.  There will be a suggested donation of $5 to attend.  The movie, War Dance looks like a must see, and it has one numerous independent film awards, as you can see by checking out the website.

So if you are in the Seattle area at that time, i hope you can make it to the screening and help to gain more understanding and knowledge about the war-torn children of Northern Uganda.  thanks!