The very first ACT newsletter was released last week. Local KDRV Channel 12 picked up the story and visited with ACT group member Caleb LaPlante about upcoming activities and events.
Here are ways to get involved:
- Draw a ❌ on your hand
- Tell others about slavery and share the fact sheet
- Visit EndItMovement.com, find an image, and share on social media
- Use these hashmarks when you share #enditmovement #inittoendit
- Follow the “End It” Coalition Partners to learn more about their work
End It Coalition Partners:
- The A21 Campaign
- ECPAT USA
- Free the Slaves
- International Justice Mission
- Love 146
- Made in a Free World
- Not For Sale
- Polaris Project
- World Relief
- World Vision
“Human trafficking/slavery is not just a cause, but real-life hell for millions of men, women and CHILDREN. We must be bold.” - @LouieGiglio
“The Underground Railroad wasn’t started by secret ninjas, but everyday activists.” – @HannahSong
“Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern-day slavery, but nothing will EVER happen until we are.” - @GaryHaugen
Why we should support #EndItMovement and why we must ask good, critical questions about fighting slavery. by Eugene Cho
Beginning in April, a new Film Night will be held monthly, featuring a series of different documentary and hollywood movies focusing on the issue of sex trafficking. The Film Night events will be held in the large 200-person capacity conference room at the downtown Medford Library.
April 30 – Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth
May 28 – Pornland: Sex Trafficking in Portland, Oregon
June 25 – To-be-determined (from among the list below)
The series will start over again in July, with every third month featuring a new film from the list.
Movies: Taken • Trust • Trade • Human Trafficking (Mira Sorvino) • Trade of Innocents • Not Today • Holly • The Jammed • The Whistleblower
Documentaries: BOY$ • Nefarious • Trading Women • Cargo – Innocence Lost • Dreams Die Hard • Rape for Profit • Very Young Girls • Your American Teen • Selling the Girl Next Door
Other Films under consideration (via the “Human Trafficking” blog on WordPress): Click Here
Saturday, February 22nd @ 8AM… Dress-up as your favorite Superhero for the HEARTS & HEROES FUN RUN/WALK (one mile) to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new City Life Community Center, a joint collaboration between Hearts With A Mission and Rogue Valley Youth for Christ.
Hearts With A Mission serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring and transition planning with a faith-based approach.
Rogue Valley Youth for Christ‘s real work is building the relationships necessary for kids to thrive. By providing places where youth feel secure, by delivering a message of real hope, and by training and equipment adult mentors as people kids can truly count on, YFC is seeing lives transformed.
Video of new the building: Medford Youth Home
Video of Kevin Lamson (HWAM) and Bud Amundsen (YFC): Moving Into City Life
City Life is a relational community-based ministry that desires to see deep change in an inner-city neighborhood through the raising of local leaders from the young people in that community, transforming the lives of inner-city youth, their families, and the communities that they live in.
Come out this Saturday for a tour of the new CLCC, and to show your support for these two organizations as they continue the important work of providing care and development for the most vulnerable of our kids in Medford, and surrounding areas.
Valentine’s Week 2015, the “Porn Kills Love” Tour is coming to the Rogue Valley – February 9 through February 13, times and locations of events TBD. Stay tuned here for more information.
From the FightTheNewDrug.org website:
Pornography used to be a matter of opinion. Some felt it was natural, normal, and expected for teens and young adults to consume it. Others rejected it because of personal or religious morals. Few seemed to have definitive evidence on why it was harmful or beneficial.
When we first came across the science of how pornography affects the brain we were stunned! After further study we found that relationships were being destroyed and that pornography was having a profound effect on sexual violence in our society. We couldn’t believe that this was happening and nobody was talking about it. We quickly became passionate about educating, empowering, and equipping other young people with this knowledge.
Fight the New Drug offers presentations for middle school, high school, and university student groups, as well as adult and parent audiences.
Tomorrow, February 11th is Safer Internet Day. iParentTV is a new internet monitoring software program, offering a unique service compared to other programs available on the market. There are many different levels at which to participate. Funding ends on March 12th, 2014 - iparent.tv
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month • Proclamation
Child Trafficking Prevention Night • January 9, 2014 • Event Info
GPHS Blackout Day and Game • January 10, 2014 • Event Info
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day • Senate Resolution • House Resolution
Jackson County Proclamation Day • January 15, 2014 • Proclamation • Video (at 3:30)
Josephine County Proclamation Day • January 15, 2014 • Proclamation • Video (at 1:30)
Grants Pass Proclamation Day • January 15, 2014 • Proclamation
Phoenix Action/Planning Meeting • January 18, 2014 • Event Info
Ashland Film and Forum • January 22, 2014 • Event Info
Sex Trafficking Awareness 101 Class • January 27, 2014 • Event Info