24 November 2013

12 Years a Slave

One word: masterpiece. Go see it if you haven't already.

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The sad truth is that slavery still exists. People in this day and age are enticed by promises of employment and a better life ..or straight up abducted.. and forced into sexual and/or domestic slavery. brutalized in some way, threatened on a regular basis. Not just in foreign countries but in our backyards. I know it's hard to think about, but we need to. 

If watching this film or reading the following stories doesn't call you to action, I don't know what will.

And last but not least, two elderly women and one 30 year old held captive for 30+ years in Lambeth, London and rescued on October 25th, 2013. No, not 1853, but three and a half weeks ago

If you are wondering what you can do for victims of human trafficking, i.e. donate or volunteer, Polaris is an amazing resource.

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Not exactly the charitable type? There is one way to put materialism to good use. AllSaints offers a small line of tees and tanks - proceeds from this line benefit Not For Sale, an organization aimed at ending modern slavery.

The Quadratic Tonic men's tee is my personal favorite of the bunch. I see it available for purchase on the European site, but sadly not on the US site. Maybe, hopefully, it is available in stores?

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