We know what we want for Christmas! Order an @eleventhcandleco candle for everyone on your list through the link in our profile to give a gift that supports survivors of human trafficking though @eleventhcandleco and @shehasaname_ 📸: @eleventhcandleco
Amazing panel of experts on Human Trafficking last night with @26secondsdoc director Kelly Galindo.
I cannot wait to see this film. And look at this group of people I was honored to spend the evening. Wow God. Thank you! @mhdoug @corynickols @deidrepujols55 #EndIt#26secondsdoc#documentary#abolitionists @destiny_rescue @opengateintl @deidrepujols_opengatetravel
This incredibly talented volunteer, crochets beautiful pieces and donates a portion of her proceeds to SHAN! Check out Ally at @thevillecrochet to purchase one of her beautiful creations. We love #teamSHAN
See you tomorrow for our final week of Anti-Human Trafficking Training! We’re bringing in some of our partners from the abolition community to share how they’re responding to human trafficking #learnwithSHAN
On this day in 1815, suffragette and abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York. It is sometimes forgotten that Stanton was an abolitionist as it is cited that she opposed the 14th and 15th amendments because they only addressed the rights of freed Negro male slaves and not the rights of both black males and women both black and white. This quote perfectly illustrates Cody Stanton’s stance on suffrage for all citizens.
We went hard at dog killers @canadagoose yesterday. We’re going to shut them down and evolve society. #Repost @lizzette619 (@get_repost)
The fur trim that lines the hoods of Canada Goose winter jackets comes from wild coyotes who were trapped, killed, and skinned.
This is the step-by-step process by which coyotes are trapped, left to languish, and then killed so that their skin can be stitched into a jacket:
Wild coyotes are caught in steel leg clamps, head-crushing traps, body-gripping traps, or neck snares. Often, they’re mothers who are desperate to get back to their starving pups.
Once caught, these animals can spend days suffering. Some—especially the mothers—even attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape. Their slow deaths can be the result of blood loss, shock, dehydration, frostbite, gangrene, or attacks by predators.
If none of these kills the coyotes, trappers will strangle, stomp on, or bludgeon them to death. And it’s not just coyotes who are caught: Dogs, cats, birds, and other animals are also crippled or killed by traps.
Every piece of fur trim comes from an animal that did not want to die. #canadagoose#fur#dog#coyote#fuckfur#slavery#abolitionists#protest#nyc#justice#truth#consciousness we will end you @canada_goose_store
Great weekend services at church with special guest Jo Anne Lyon, founder of World Hope Int’l and former General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church. Her message about human trafficking and the influence of the gospel in government both here and abroad was challenging and inspiring. That wooden pulpit she is standing behind is from our old church building. Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth have preached behind that pulpit. We don’t use it often these days, but it’s a strong witness of FCWC’s legacy.
In 1859, abolitionist John Brown led an armed slave revolt at Harper’s Ferry, VA with this fire house as his base. He was ultimately captured, tried, and executed after a life of helping as many as 2,500 enslaved people to freedom. What many in our region don’t know is that John Brown has a connection to Crawford County. Brown lived and built a tannery in Richmond (between Townville and Cambridge Springs) around 1825 with his wife and children. He lived there about a decade, also farming, helping build Richmond’s first school, and getting on bad terms with the local Masons who once—according to Brown’s son—tried to lynch him in Meadville. His wife and a child were buried on the old property—on what is now called John Brown Road—where it today has a functioning museum, tour, and gift shop. #johnbrown#abolitionists#slavery#harpersferry#history#crawfordcounty (Photo: 1885, Library of Congress archives)
Our SHAN Bible study had a craft night! The women in our study have especially enjoyed learning about women in the Bible and their immense faith. We love empowering the survivors in our community through art #teamSHAN
Our next round of Anti-Human Trafficking Training kicks off tomorrow. It’s not too late to join us as we learn an overview of human trafficking, survivor care, and the Columbus response. Link in profile to sign up #learnwithSHAN
The Colman's in the Kanwaka area had a stop on the underground railroad. Their homestead was known as "Colman's Retreat." There was lots of abolitionists in the Kanwaka area! This one of the informational panels in Kanwaka Hall. #abolitionists#kshistory#ugrr
Our goal is to help ordinary people move from just kinda caring about human trafficking to really feeling like they are abolitionists for modern slavery. This is why every March we host this 31 day challenge. So many other people have gone through this and had their lives change as they found out they could do something to stand with the oppressed (and incidentally, we've helped raise $50k for anti-trafficking orgs since 2012 because of it). ...
It is time to start think about #lbdproject2018 because we want you on board! Also, if you are a small #antitrafficking org, we love equipping you to help your people raise funds for you and become more engaged volunteering for you. Contact us so we can help you make the difference you have purposed to make. ...
We also work with businesses, artists, communicators, etc...who want to use what they have to bring awarness on how to create freedom. Often, these people have influence that trickles far, and can be leveraged so much to bring others freedom. We want to work with you because together, we rock! (Or more so, together, we rock change!) ...
Samuel Walker and the Bickertons were early settlers in the Kanwaka area near Lecompton and Lawrence. Many in Kanwaka were abolitionists -supporters and fighters of Kansas becoming a free-state. In Kanwaka Hall on Hwy 40 there are some panels, produced by yours truly, describing the rich history of this area! I'll post more of these panels... #kanwaka#kshistory#abolitionists
Human Trafficking is a $150 billion (YES, BILLION) dollar industry. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
Think about this:
Drugs (I am anti drug, so please don't twist this the wrong way. Drugs are even used to keep victims enslaved. Or used to lure them in.)
But for example to explain the travesty of forced labor or sex trafficking, just think about it this way: drugs are sold each day, right? Someone buys cocaine and uses that "batch" once....ONE TIME. And then it's gone. You can't reuse it...
But these girls, these boys, women and men are being used OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN...sometimes within the same day...or even hour.
NO PERSON should be seen or used as a commodity.
No one should be kept against their will or forced to do unthinkable acts.
I want people to know that slavery still exists, but together we can raise awareness, education and come together to end human trafficking.
As well as being radical #abolitionists , did you know the Robinsons were also deeply interested in #naturalhistory ? We're honoring that legacy with our last speaker of the season; Robert Popp, a #botanist for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. On Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 Mr. Popp will be at #rokebymuseum to talk about rare and unusual plants in #Vermont . From mountain top ferns to wetland sedges, Vermont has dozens of uncommon varieties of plants. Species may be rare because they have particular habitat requirements, are subject to habitat loss, are at the edge of their range, or are vulnerable to disturbance. He'll also be talking about a contribution Rokeby's own Rowland Evans Robinson made to the field. In 1876, he discovered a small stand of gray (jack) pine trees, which was previously unknown in Vermont. Just recently we uncovered a sketch of one the famous trees, drawn by Rachael Robinson Elmer in 1902. Be prepared to lace up your hiking boots, because this program is going to make you want to #getoutdoors and explore in #nature ! This program is supported in part by @vthumanities.
Cool to see @Google highlighting on its homepage #writer and former slave Olaudah Equiano to mark the 272nd anniversary of the #abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
I'm currently doing research on him and a few other #abolitionists in the 1800s for a #writing project.
Did you know? Some say he had the first official #booktour
A21 Walk For Freedom this morning! Shining the light on slavery, and brining awareness to the city. Human trafficking is a huge problem, and we want to make people aware of it. I pray that as we walked through our city that people's eyes were opened, and that they join us in this fight. We can't and won't just stand by and do nothing. It's so awesome to know that there were people walking for freedom throughout the whole world today!
Plaque on the outside corner of Liberty Hall in Lawrence. I'm reading a good book called "Stark Mad Abolitionists." I think the author is Robert Sutton. For me to confirm the author and title, I would have to get off the couch where I'm sitting right now and walk to my bedroom and look at the book. For now, I'll just guess... #heraldoffreedom#abolitionists#lawrenceks
HEY ABOLITIONISTS!! If you missed our meeting today, we talked a little bit about this AMAZING and easy way for you and your friends/family/team/choir/coworkers/dog to fight child sex trafficking. What you do is you download the app (it's freeee), and you take four pictures from different angles of your hotel room when you go out of town. Wait til you're done staying (for safety reasons) and upload them with the hotel name, location and room number. This information is put into a database, and their system can take an ad posted on the internet by one of these trafficking scumbags, and they can locate a child by something as simple as a bedspread, a lamp, etc.
PLEASE PLEASE take the time to do this whenever you go on a trip or stay in a hotel!! You're helping save kids from horrible horrible situations. Love you guys!!! #traffickcam#abolitionists