Bodies Are Not Commodities: A21 Prevention and Awareness Strategies for All

Valerie Ellery, MA, BS, NBCT & Kristen Morse, BA | September 21 | 10:15-11:15 AM | Auditorium

Topic: Conceptual | Knowledge Level: Beginner, Intermediate

We are all New Abolitionists- our mission is to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. Slavery is the fastest growing organized crime in the world. It’s real, hidden in plain sight, and tearing at the social fabric of every nation and economic structure.  But that's why we exist- 21st century abolitionists determined to bring change. A21 Campaign is fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored. A21 works with you to reach the vulnerable, free slaves, and disrupt the demand. Education about human trafficking is key to ending slavery. A21 prevents slavery from ever happening by engaging people through events, student presentations, and education programs. During the session, attendees will learn motivating and engaging prevention strategies and techniques that are age-appropriate, well-designed resources that are immediately applicable for members of their community ages 12 and up. They will also learn how to bring awareness of the crafty and tricky methods that human traffickers use and identify vulnerability traits and actions to take when others are in danger. It’s vital that the younger generation is informed and equipped to combat human trafficking. A21 educational curriculum is designed for everyone who would like to share prevention and awareness strategies in their communities, schools, and/or churches to help eradicate slavery now. A21’s Founder Christine Caine said, “When a lot of people do a little, it adds up and makes a difference.” The time is now. Let’s create history together.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Explore ways to bring awareness and action against injustice.

·  Empower all with human trafficking prevention and awareness standards-based strategies.

·  Discuss participatory and sustainable solutions to injustice issues internationally.

·  Examine pathways of engagement for others to be a part of the solution to end slavery.

·  Identify the role of abolitionists and its effect on human trafficking in the 21st century as they see something, say something, and do something.

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