Big thanks to all who attended our anti-trafficking event this week!
If you were there, I’d love to hear from you: What did you think of the film? What did you learn from the guest speaker? What questions were left unanswered? Share your thoughts in the comments!
The event is over, but of course the work of abolishing slavery continues. So the question is, what’s next? (Not in the President Bartlet, that’s-over-so-let’s-move-on kind of way, but rather the how-do-we-keep-this-going kind of way.)
Or, as Call + Response writer, director and producer, Justin Dillon, asks in the film’s climax:
This is an open source movement. The platform is written, everybody simply needs to write their code on top. What are you good at? What do you care about? Has this issue touched you? What is your response going to be?
What is our Response going to be?
Even if you weren’t able to be at Wednesday’s event, you can sill be part of the Response to modern-day slavery – both globally and locally.
–Fund Care for Local Trafficking Victims: Here is an order form for gift cards to be given to Anne’s House. Giving gift cards provides needed food and clothes for girls rescued from sex slavery – girls now receiving vital care in the Chicago area. Orders due next Sunday, Feb. 26.
–Chose an Action: The Call + Response website offers ways to be an abolitionist, including telling companies you want them to produce their products without using slave labor.
Those response options aren’t moving you? Or perhaps you’re not in the Chicago area? Check out my updated Abolitionist blogroll for all kinds of other options.
While I would of course love to have you support the efforts I highlighted here, there are plenty of avenues you can take. Just as long as you take one.
Be the response. Be an abolitionist.