Friday, January 11, 2013
Today, I don't want anything else to overshadow the opportunity to tell people about slavery.
I heard someone recently talk about the civil rights movement....how I can truly look back at that time with a big question mark on my face. What?! Seriously? People sold for other people's profit?!
And how in THE WORLD, did we as a society allow it to continue?
Because we are not powerless.
We can, & should, stand up.
Sure, it's uncomfortable.
Sometimes it's unpopular.
We may lose friends in the process.
But when those are the only consequences for standing up for another person's freedom....I just don't see them as valid excuses.
And yet, I'm sure I've let those consequences dictate a lot of decisions in my life.
Today....there are more slaves in the world than in any other time in human history.
And it's hard to start seeing this because when we start to open our eyes to this truth that even children in this world are trapped in the world of forced labor & in the sex trade....we will no doubt have to face the fact that we fund some of this operation.
I don't think any of us wants to be a part of physically & emotionally hurting other people.
I think that we all just need a little education.
I still need a LOT of education.
Which is why I'm so thankful for this website. www.enditmovement.com.
Today .... especially if you're just learning about this, you can do a few things to help yourselves & get in on the fight.
*Sign the pledge on the website. That's easy.....just type in your email address.
*Follow enditmovement on twitter ... I honest to goodness joined twitter just to be able to do that. Now
I can't stop talking & #doingthis...which is another problem all by itself.
* #enditmovement in your tweets ALL day today.
*Tell 10 people.
There are other things.....like learning about your own slavery footprint. You can find all of that on the website. But the most important thing for today is to tell someone.
Tell 10 specific people about slavery.
Give them the web address.
Let's be the people that bring this awful operation down. In OUR lifetime.
I want to tell the story of freedom to my grandkids - & I want to hold my head high knowing I was in on the fight.
Posted by and 2 became 5 at 5:25 AM