Event: "At the End of Slavery" Documentary Screening by MG-ALERT
Where: Cameron Court Club House, 1870 Macon Road
When: April 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Why: Learn how to oppose human trafficking in Middle Georgia today
How Can We Help Stop Slavery in Middle Georgia TODAY?
Slavery still exists today and some of it is going on right here in Middle Georgia. Anyone concerned is encouraged to attend a screening of International Justice Mission's new documentary, which is narrated by Danny Glover, music by Moby and Johnny Cash.
The movie is only 30 minutes, and there will be a speaker from MG-ALERT (Middle Georgia Alliance to End Regional Trafficking). We will discuss ways we can get involved in the fight against human trafficking.
“If history has shown us that the monster of slavery assumes new forms, it has also shown us that its oppressive systems crumble in the face of those who heartily oppose them. It is our collective responsibility to oppose slavery in the time given to us. History is on our side.”
-At the End of Slavery:
The Battle for Justice in our Time
For more information on the event, contact Suzanne Powell 987-0646 or 737-9109. For more about the documentary, go to www. AtTheEndOfSlavery.com.
O God, our words cannot express what our minds can barely comprehend and our hearts feel when we hear of men and women, girls and boys deceived and transported to unknown places for purposes of sexual exploitation and labor abuse because of human greed and profit at this time in our world.
Our hearts are sadden and our spirits angry that their dignity and rights are being transgressed through threats, deception, and force.
We cry out against the degrading practice of trafficking and pray for it to end.
Strengthen the fragile-spirited and broken-hearted. Make real your promises to fill these brothers and sisters with a love that is tender and good and send the exploiters away empty handed. Give us the wisdom and courage to stand in solidarity with them, that together we will find ways to the freedom that is your gift to all of us. Amen.
From the MG-ALERT web site:
It happens when women are lured to America under false pretense and sold for sex sixteen hours a day under the neon lights of “Asian spas” and “massage parlors.”
It happens in businesses and on farms across America when men, women, and children become debt-slaves to employers who coerce or threaten them into perpetual servitude.
It happens any place and any time fraud, force, or coercion is used to hold another human being against their will, and any time a minor is prostituted in America.
It is called human trafficking: it is the fastest growing form of international crime in the world today. Human trafficking happens in every nation on earth, and it happens here in Middle Georgia.
You may have passed by a trafficking victim on your way to work this week, you may have eaten vegetables picked by their hands, and you may have unknowingly purchased services from them.
These are your neighbors. They need your help.