I love reading and really wanted a good book to read one night. My brother, Jiten, shoved his college world literature books my way. The first one I read - Not for Sale by David Batstone. I couldn't put this one down. I was so moved by the stories - I knew I wanted to start making a difference in my world. So today Jiten and I attended an awareness/fundraiser 5k walk hosted by the Not for Sale campaign.
Slavery is not a thing of the past, the global slave trade is still very prevalent and is closer to us than we think. In fact, Atlanta ranks #13 in the WORLD for human trafficking of women and children! Atlanta is possibly one of the biggest hubs for underage sex trafficking in the U.S. - 500 girls are trafficked for sex each month, servicing 7200 men. Further, each weekend, between 100 and 150 girls are "raped for profit," a phrasing that stresses the true horror of this crime: not only are girls violently raped, but money changes hands for that rape to occur.
Change starts with awareness. And now we all need to take action to help re-abolish slavery!
|Doing the Cupid Shuffle as we warm up for the walk|