I am once again showing my solidarity in the global struggle to end modern slavery by participating in the DC SMS walk on the National Mall. It’s a truly inspiring event and I want to make this year even better than the last… so I upped my fundraising goal to $300! And I’m happy to report that I am a little more than halfway there, with six days left until the big event!
Below is a copy of the message I sent out to my friends and family, and if anybody I know on 43T wants to support this amazing movement I truly and deeply appreciate it. This issue is something that has really taken ahold of me and I want others to become as informed and passionate as I am, so if you are at all interested in learning more or having a conversation about what modern slavery looks like or how you can help in your own community, please message me. I’d love to bring more people in to the growing network of abolitionists! Okay, I’m repeating things I wrote in the original message so I’ll stop now and just post it:
“On October 22, 2011 I will be joining hundreds of others participating in the DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The goal of this Walk is to raise awareness about human trafficking while also raising money that will help combat this issue. Human trafficking may not directly touch your life in a noticeable way but it exists in all of our communities, no matter where we live.
If you are unable to physically participate in the Walk with me, making a tax-deductible donation is a great way to take part in the abolitionist movement. Donations can be made online via the link at the bottom of this email or by visiting http://walk.stopmodernslavery.org, where you may then select the “Sponsor a Walker” from the left-side menu options and enter my name (I am registered as Allison Butts).
If you have any questions, or would like to join me at the Walk on October 22nd, please email me for information. Also, if you are new or unfamiliar to the cause and would like general information about sex or labor trafficking, or links to some of the great organizations that exist in opposition to these slave situations, please let me know and I will be more than happy to send some material your way.
Thank you so much for your support. Our united response is the first step to liberating millions of modern day slaves. Have a wonderful day!” 19 months ago