Friday, August 7, 2009

Bald Solidarity

Sometimes I think my posts are to easy - not too much effort to cut and paste what someone else has written. However - the messages I'm posting are important and I risk messing them up with my own words. Here is the body of an email I received regarding an event in downtown Seattle happening tomorrow, August 8th:

Hello all!

If any of you will be in downtown Seattle this Saturday, Bald Solidarity is doing a public head-shaving event to fight violent discrimination against women, including sex trafficking and female genital mutilation. We'd love to have any of you come and show your support, and invite any friends you have who would be interested in hearing about these issues. We'll be talking briefly about the scope and effects of human trafficking during the event.

A shaved head is a universal sign of grieving and shame. We think young girls being trafficked into sexual slavery is worth grieving about, and we think the shame these girls feel as a result of having their lives destroyed in this manner should be removed from them and put where it belongs--on the perpetrators of these crimes.

The event will be on Saturday at Westlake Center Park on 4th and Pine in downtown, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hope to see you there!

For more information please visit our website at:

Thanks! See you all at our next meeting. :-)

--Bethany Roberts

Proverbs 31:8-9

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