We marched. We lifted our voices. We collectively brought attention to #endmoderndayslavery yesterday.
Some of us traveled 4,5,12 hours, by bus even, to march on Washington for the long fight against modern day slavery also known as #humantrafficking. However many hours or ways by which we arrived, we arrived in solidarity and it was an amazing day!
The Collective Advocates met some of the most fascinating people, heard personal stories of human trafficked survivors, like Brook Bello
talk about the "pillaging of her insides by men
who repeatedly raped" her small frame as a young girl in the sex
trafficking industry, right here in the US. We felt the passion from 13
y.o. activist Victoria of FairGirls who spoke fervently about trying to help young girls escape the dangerous industry that ruins their spirits, bodies and souls.
And we met men; men who understand how important it
is to have the presence and the support of our male counterparts to help
change this despicable social ill. An ill that is compounded by
multiple violations of language assaults on helpless, vulnerable people;
violations of human dignity and respect; unwritten contracts between
cops, businessmen, women, gangs, pedophiles and even relatives who
sacrifice some of our world's most precious treasures, children.
TCA wants you to know that whether you are a victim
or supporter of the sex industry in any way there are ways out! Go to
our Connections page for more resources, like the National Human Trafficking
Resource Center (NHTRC).
If you want to become more active in this issue
email us here or complete a Volunteers form and we will contact you
immediately. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/TcaByAsha or on www.Twitter.com/@TheCollectiveA
and RT our photos and videos from yesterday's event. Helping people to
understand that this happens regularly in our own country is the
beginning of a great start to raising awareness.
See our Flickr
for our gallery of photos from The Stop Modern Slavery Walk.
Labels: Human Trafficking, Social Issues