Modern Day Slavery events
Date(s) - 02/28/2013-03/07/2013
Mississippi State University
Human Trafficking Fair (Feb. 26th, 28th and March 4: 11AM-2PM) -- This will be featuring different student organizations (ARISE, BSU, Burlaep, Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology, IDEAL, IMAGE, Run to Rescue, Sigma Lambda Beta, Student Association, Threads of Hope, Wesley Foundation) and will be held on the Drill Field. They will have facts/statistics about Modern Day Slavery, free-slave clothing, and more.
Susie Harvill “In Our Own Backyard”: Tuesday, February 26th in McCool 100 at 6:00pm. She is the Director of Advocates for Freedom which is located in Biloxi, MS. She will be doing a training on human trafficking in Mississippi and what to look for and more. http://www.advocatesforfreedom.org/
Black History Month — Modern Day Slavery: Thursday, February 28th at 6:00Pm in the McCool 124 Taylor Auditorium. At the crossroads of freedom and quality; we have more slaves today that at anytime in history.
Monday, March 4th, Live @ 5 in the Dawg House “A Right to Torture Girls” Today’s occurrences of female circumcision.
Shamere McKenzie “Modern Day Slave: Survivors Account”: She is a survivor of human trafficking, who was trafficked while in college. She will be speaking on her story and everything that is going on in America with Modern Day Slavery. This will be on March 4th at 6:00PM in the Colvard Student Union Foster Ballroom. http://survivorsofslavery.org/survivorsspeakers/shamere-mckenzie/
From March 6 at 3pm – March 7 at 6pm, Mississippi State will Stand for Freedom. Along with students across the nation, MSU will stand 27 hours in honor of the 27 million slaves today. We created a FreedomMaker campaign to raise support for International Justice Mission, which brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and violent injustice. In the past 15 years, they have helped to free thousands of children, women and men across Africa, Asia and Latin America. IJM helps survivors of violence receive the healing and restoration they need to rebuild their lives, and works with local governments to help protect the poor. Our goal is to raise $2,700. Please consider joining us in our passion to help bring an end to modern-day slavery. Together, we can make a huge difference in the world. Contact Amina Bahammou <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information.
Run to Rescue: Thursday, March 7 at 6:00PM — A 5K run and an optional one mile fun run to help raise awareness about human trafficking in the community and the surrounding areas. Through this event, money will be raised via race registrations and donations, all of which will be given to the International Justice Mission to aid in ending slavery world-wide. Please register at runtorescue.org