Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Abolitionist Events

As always, Sarah is such an awesome source of information. At our Western Washington Coalition Against Human Trafficking meeting this last Monday evening, the following calendar of events was provided.

July 18-19, 2009 (Sat. & Sun.) - Mill Creek Festival: NCPC Stop Human Trafficking Ministry Team and WWCAHT will be hosting a non-profit table. If you are available to volunteer for a shift, please email Sarah at

July 31, 2009 (Fri.) - Tee It Up To Drive Out Human Trafficking Golf Tournament: hosted by Free At Last Ministries of Christ the King Church - "Offering Hope to the Enslaved." Avalon Golf Links, Burlington, WA . Information & registration at (Proceeds go to International Justice Mission (IJM) - banquet speaker is Brian Cress, West Coast Director of Development for IJM)

August 26, 2009 (Wed.) - Child Sex Trafficking Conference: sponsored by the U.S. Attorney's office, WASHAct and Internet Crimes Against Children. South Seattle Community College - 8AM to 5:30 PM. Registration $30 - more information to follow.

September 13, 20, 27 & October 4th - Fair Trade: Using Our Purchasing Power for Justice and Hope: Community Awareness class - maximum of 40 registrants. Taught by Sarah Sweeney, President of the Western Washington Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Not for Sale campaign's WA State Director. North Creek Presbyterian Church's Fireside Room (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM). For directions go to Registration is $10 and to register, email Sarah at or register on the church's website (fee will be collected at 9/13 class).

September 26, 2009 - Walk to Stop Child Trafficking Now: sponsored by Stop Child Trafficking Now. Warren Magnuson Park (11 AM to 3 PM). Table fair, food, music, concert, speaker (Phil Manginelli). Contact -

September 26 (Sat.) - Golf Tournament: sponsored by Frontline for Justice (World Concern Women of Purpose Chapter). Willows Run golf course in Redmond. Details to follow.

October 2-3, 2009 (Fri. & Sat.) - Seattle Missions Fest: Westminster Church in Bellevue. Workshop: "Mobilizing Your Church & Community in Fighting Modern Slavery" from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 3rd.

October 8-9, 2009 - Global Forum on Human Trafficking: Carlsbad, CA. Speakers include: Lou de Baca, David Arkless, Anna Rodriguez, David Batstone, Anuradha Koirala and more. Check the link for more information.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free At Last Ministries hosting a golf tournament/silent auction at the Avalon Golf Course in Burlington, WA on July 31, 2009.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the International Justice Mission (IJM).

For more information, click

Proverbs 31:8-9

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Polaris Project and Not For Sale Update

The Polaris Project has announced the implementation of a national database to aid in the fight against human trafficking. They have partnered with LexisNexis in creating this database and look to it to assist the National Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). The NHTRC runs the national human trafficking tipline for the U.S. For more information on this exciting project, click here.

The Not for Sale campaign is joining forces with MISSSEY to offer their first Innovative Aftercare Training from July 27th to the 31st, 2009 in San Francisco, CA. This training is open to the first 26 applicants and is being offered on a first come, first served basis. If you have a heart to care for those who have been victims of modern day slavery, this training will give you the tools and instruction you need to become a "smart activist" on their behalf.

If I could, I'd be there in a heartbeat. This is not the year for me to be spending money on these things, though.

You can click here to get the details or email for more information and an application. If you go, please let me know how it went when you get home!

Proverbs 31:8-9