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It's Throwback Thursday! Today's Highlight: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) β˜ΊπŸ˜€β˜Ί @girlstowomen_pwc #gtw #gtwpwc #throwbackthursday #tbt #harrietstowe #harrietbeecherstowe #uncletomscabin #book #author #antislavery www.biographyonline.net
I have been really moved by the real meaning of #sweatshop this week. One day I spent only 30 minutes in my studio at over 30 Celsius with no windows open and no break or water. I felt dreadful. I had a headache and felt overwhelmed. I expect a few of you have had hot moments this week. Now imagine 15 hours or more in temperatures so much hotter and with #nowater #nobreak #noexit #nowayout in every sense. As you look to buy your clothes over summer look at ways you can support #fairtrade  In #bristol we have @movementboutiquebristol for new and #ethicalfashion @villagegreenboutique for #preloved and so many #charityshops  Of course I am always happy to make unique summer clothes stitched with my own hands and heart. #lovepeopleandplanet #antislavery #notoslavery #wearthechange #bethechange
I have been really moved by the real meaning of #sweatshop  this week. One day I spent only 30 minutes in my studio at over 30 Celsius with no windows open and no break or water. I felt dreadful. I had a headache and felt overwhelmed. I expect a few of you have had hot moments this week. Now imagine 15 hours or more in temperatures so much hotter and with #nowater  #nobreak  #noexit  #nowayout  in every sense. As you look to buy your clothes over summer look at ways you can support #fairtrade  In #bristol  we have @movementboutiquebristol for new and #ethicalfashion  @villagegreenboutique for #preloved  and so many #charityshops  Of course I am always happy to make unique summer clothes stitched with my own hands and heart. #lovepeopleandplanet  #antislavery  #notoslavery  #wearthechange  #bethechange 
Making some progress on the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. I have replaced the emu on our Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms (the formal symbol that signifies Commonwealth authority and ownership) with a blackbird to bring attention to our dark Blackbirding Slave History. Supposedly the kangaroo and emu on our Coat of arms were selected as they are animals who cannot walk backwards, signifying our aspiration and intent as a nation to always move forward. What if we can only move forward through full awareness and recognition of our past? #stitch #colour #pattern #reflection #healthepast #treaty ##blackbirdinghistory #truth #history #udhr #udhrquilt #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia  #australiahasaslavehistorytoo # whiteaustraliahasablackhistory#learningasigo #neverknowwhatyoullfind #contemporaryart #contemporarydrawing #contemporaryembroidery #vintagetextiles #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist
Making some progress on the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. I have replaced the emu on our Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms (the formal symbol that signifies Commonwealth authority and ownership) with a blackbird to bring attention to our dark Blackbirding Slave History. Supposedly the kangaroo and emu on our Coat of arms were selected as they are animals who cannot walk backwards, signifying our aspiration and intent as a nation to always move forward. What if we can only move forward through full awareness and recognition of our past? #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #reflection  #healthepast  #treaty  ##blackbirdinghistory  #truth  #history  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #australiahasaslavehistorytoo  # whiteaustraliahasablackhistory#learningasigo  #neverknowwhatyoullfind  #contemporaryart  #contemporarydrawing  #contemporaryembroidery  #vintagetextiles  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist 
β€žHOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR BLOODSTAINED HANDS CLEAN
TRUE DECEIVERS – CAN’T REDEEM YOUR LEGACY
ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES, DUSTY MORALS UNDISPUTED
NEVER QUESTIONING
FREE SPIRITS PERSECUTED

THE SNAKES THAT PREACH FAITH
ARE INTELLECTUAL SLAVEHOLDERS
SPITTING VENOM
CREATING NUMB HOLY SOLDIERS

MASS OPPRESSION OF THE HUMAN MIND
WILL YOU FOLLOW BLIND
OR WATCH REALITY UNWIND

I BELIEVE

I BELIEVE IN SELF DETERMINATION
NO MIND IN SHACKLES, NO BODY UNDER DOMINATION

I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM AND EQUALITY
LOVE CAN’T BE BOUND BY YOUR CROOKED MORALITY

HOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR SAVAGE HANDS CLEAN
VEILED UP KEEPERS OF PETRIFIED INSANITY
ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES – A BURDEN WE INHERIT
FREE SPIRITS SILENCED – INFESTATION SYSTEMATIC

BURN EVERY CROSS THAT DEMANDS SUBMISSION
WE’LL DIG A GRAVE FOR THE CORPSE OF ALL RELIGIONS
ALL PRIESTS WILL ATONE FOR THEIR SINS
BURN THE CHURCHES IN WHOSE SHADOWS WE ARE LOCKED INβ€œΒΉ
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ΒΉWolf Down, True Deceivers

#wolfdown #tolerance #antiwar #antisexism #antirascism #antihomophobia #antiviolence #antislavery #antiignorance #antireligion
β€žHOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR BLOODSTAINED HANDS CLEAN TRUE DECEIVERS – CAN’T REDEEM YOUR LEGACY ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES, DUSTY MORALS UNDISPUTED NEVER QUESTIONING FREE SPIRITS PERSECUTED THE SNAKES THAT PREACH FAITH ARE INTELLECTUAL SLAVEHOLDERS SPITTING VENOM CREATING NUMB HOLY SOLDIERS MASS OPPRESSION OF THE HUMAN MIND WILL YOU FOLLOW BLIND OR WATCH REALITY UNWIND I BELIEVE I BELIEVE IN SELF DETERMINATION NO MIND IN SHACKLES, NO BODY UNDER DOMINATION I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM AND EQUALITY LOVE CAN’T BE BOUND BY YOUR CROOKED MORALITY HOW WILL YOU EVER WASH YOUR SAVAGE HANDS CLEAN VEILED UP KEEPERS OF PETRIFIED INSANITY ALL YOUR FILTHY LIES – A BURDEN WE INHERIT FREE SPIRITS SILENCED – INFESTATION SYSTEMATIC BURN EVERY CROSS THAT DEMANDS SUBMISSION WE’LL DIG A GRAVE FOR THE CORPSE OF ALL RELIGIONS ALL PRIESTS WILL ATONE FOR THEIR SINS BURN THE CHURCHES IN WHOSE SHADOWS WE ARE LOCKED INβ€œΒΉ _____________________ ΒΉWolf Down, True Deceivers #wolfdown  #tolerance  #antiwar  #antisexism  #antirascism  #antihomophobia  #antiviolence  #antislavery  #antiignorance  #antireligion 
Loving this water colour camo by @threads4thought
Loving this water colour camo by @threads4thought
Remember this? Now fully installed. Come and find out about Bristol's ANTI-slavery history at the fantastic New Room museum. Surely Bristol's finest... #codsteaks #wonderfulworldofcods #picoftheday #design #art #antislavery #freedom #newroom #wesleychapel #johnwesley #charleswesley #welding #metalwork #sculpture #madeinbristol #bristol #bristolsfinest #proud #history #museum
Something different a Georgian anti slavery pendant mounted in Blue John circa 1790. Auction in August email me at andrews@dahauctions.com #antislavery #bluejohn #hull #willberforce #auction #eastyorkshire
GOTS Certified socks made for all day comfort πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ…
GOTS Certified socks made for all day comfort πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ…
Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
#americanhistory #idabwells #antislavery #quotes #money #faithunmasked
Juneteenth: the oldest known celebration commemorating the  ending of slavery in the United States. On this date in 1865, Union soldiers landed in Texas with news that the civil war had ended and that the enslaved were now free...2.5 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. We will never return. We will never forget. We will never stop fighting injustice here and in all places. | I captured this image at @madeinamericafest last year! ✊🏾
Juneteenth: the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On this date in 1865, Union soldiers landed in Texas with news that the civil war had ended and that the enslaved were now free...2.5 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. We will never return. We will never forget. We will never stop fighting injustice here and in all places. | I captured this image at @madeinamericafest last year! ✊🏾
IAS(International atheist society)member
If you want to join use the link in my bio or @international_atheist_society 
Partner page:
@atheist.for.a.reason 
#Atheists #atheism #antitheist #antitheism #antiracism #antisexism #antiviolence #antihomophobia #antimisogyny #antislavery #antichildabuse #antioppression #antiwar
The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 #nationalportraitgallery #portrait #antislavery #society #convention #1840 #art #Painting #oilpainting #London #LondonπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #londonlife
The Black Mall hosted their 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 17 at the Cultural Connection 360 located 400 W. 71st Street in the Englewood community. 
Started in Galveston, TX in 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Seeking to bring awareness to the commemoration, TheBlackMall.com (TBM) co-founder Cassiopeia Uhuru felt the need to bring more awareness to Juneteenth by creating a family-oriented event. She started hosting a #Juneteenth event in her home and it now attracts hundreds. This year, held as it has for the past several years, at CC360 will include libations, drumming, fireworks, live performance, speakers, food, vendors, and a children’s area with games, storytelling, reptile showing, and a scavenger hunt.

@theblackmall @sistaafrika

Double tap if you recognize Juneteenth!
The Black Mall hosted their 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 17 at the Cultural Connection 360 located 400 W. 71st Street in the Englewood community. Started in Galveston, TX in 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Seeking to bring awareness to the commemoration, TheBlackMall.com (TBM) co-founder Cassiopeia Uhuru felt the need to bring more awareness to Juneteenth by creating a family-oriented event. She started hosting a #Juneteenth  event in her home and it now attracts hundreds. This year, held as it has for the past several years, at CC360 will include libations, drumming, fireworks, live performance, speakers, food, vendors, and a children’s area with games, storytelling, reptile showing, and a scavenger hunt. @theblackmall @sistaafrika Double tap if you recognize Juneteenth!
Byberry meetinghouse. The photo is dated 1939 but the congregation was established in 1694 by three Walton brothers, Quaker immigrants from Biberry, England by following the Delaware river down to the Poquessing creek after arriving in Philadelphia with many other Quakers.  So many of my ancestors attended this Friends meeting and at least a handful are buried in the cemetery, which I have still yet to visit. A more notable member of the congregation was Robert Purvis, a passionate abolitionist, considered the "president" of the Underground Railroad. It was a hub for the abolitionist cause, and his home was a stop for slaves on their way to freedom.
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#buckscountyhistory #byberrymeeting #abolitionist #antislavery #earlyabolitionist #undergroundrailroad #americanhistory #familyhistory #societyoffriends #quakerhistory #quaker #genealogynerd #historynerd #familystory #historicbuckscounty #pennsylvaniaquakers #earlyamericans #meetinghouse #genealogyphotoaday #genealogy #ancestry #byberry #pennsylvaniahistory #igers_buckscounty #savefamilyphotos #oldphotos #vintagephoto #vernacularphotography
Byberry meetinghouse. The photo is dated 1939 but the congregation was established in 1694 by three Walton brothers, Quaker immigrants from Biberry, England by following the Delaware river down to the Poquessing creek after arriving in Philadelphia with many other Quakers. So many of my ancestors attended this Friends meeting and at least a handful are buried in the cemetery, which I have still yet to visit. A more notable member of the congregation was Robert Purvis, a passionate abolitionist, considered the "president" of the Underground Railroad. It was a hub for the abolitionist cause, and his home was a stop for slaves on their way to freedom. . . . . . #buckscountyhistory  #byberrymeeting  #abolitionist  #antislavery  #earlyabolitionist  #undergroundrailroad  #americanhistory  #familyhistory  #societyoffriends  #quakerhistory  #quaker  #genealogynerd  #historynerd  #familystory  #historicbuckscounty  #pennsylvaniaquakers  #earlyamericans  #meetinghouse  #genealogyphotoaday  #genealogy  #ancestry  #byberry  #pennsylvaniahistory  #igers_buckscounty  #savefamilyphotos  #oldphotos  #vintagephoto  #vernacularphotography 
Freedom for all! The joy of cows released after six months of confinement. 
#vegan #dairyfree #animalrights #animals #antislavery #govegan #life #cow #freedom #hayvanhakları #hayvanâzgürlüğü #animalliberation
This is Isaac, father of seven; his daughter Belinda was reintegrated home a little over two years ago. Isaac farms maize, weaves elephant grass mats by hand, and works other small jobs in the community to provide for his family.
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To every father working hard to sustain his children and give them a better future like Isaac, to every mentor and teacher who pour themselves into helping others learn and succeed, to grandfathers with the hope of seeing better for their children in Ghana, to brothers and uncles and young men across the globe - we celebrate you this weekend and cheer you on to be strong protectors, kind encouragers, and effective leaders.
This is Isaac, father of seven; his daughter Belinda was reintegrated home a little over two years ago. Isaac farms maize, weaves elephant grass mats by hand, and works other small jobs in the community to provide for his family. --- To every father working hard to sustain his children and give them a better future like Isaac, to every mentor and teacher who pour themselves into helping others learn and succeed, to grandfathers with the hope of seeing better for their children in Ghana, to brothers and uncles and young men across the globe - we celebrate you this weekend and cheer you on to be strong protectors, kind encouragers, and effective leaders.
Sports inspired // house party approved
The Sport Rib Tank Dress by @everlane
Sports inspired // house party approved The Sport Rib Tank Dress by @everlane
Only difference is instead of individuals owning individuals the government owns individuals and hands out the fruits of their labor to other individuals. #SocialismIsSlavery #socialismisunamerican #getajob #getajobhippie #republican #democrat #earnyourownkeep #antislavery #antisocialist #berniesanders #sanders #TrumpTrain #TrumpIsTheBest #makeamericasafeagain #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #donaldtrump
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Here's one book which changed lots of lives. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Tagging @bookgirlph who beat me to the HBS birthday post today!
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"...the heart has no tears to give,--it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence." Powerful quote, day 14, #yadjune17
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June 14. Harriet Beecher Stowe's 206th birthday. Uncle Tom's CabinΒ was published in 1851. It wss the best-selling novel of the 19th Century.Β It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s although more recently readings have overshadowed its historical antislavery impact.
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Also here...Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, an exemplar of 19th century Russian literature. 😎
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#bookstagram #books #bookish #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #literature #reading #igbooks #igreads #classics #picoftheday #nikolaigogol  #deadsouls #uncletomscabin #harrietbeecherstowe #hardback #antislavery #paperback #rainbowbooks #bookcollection #circleofbookishfriends
Have you got a book which changed your life? πŸ“š πŸ’– Here's one book which changed lots of lives. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Tagging @bookgirlph who beat me to the HBS birthday post today! πŸŽ‚ 🍷 "...the heart has no tears to give,--it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence." Powerful quote, day 14, #yadjune17  πŸ’₯ πŸ’¬ June 14. Harriet Beecher Stowe's 206th birthday. Uncle Tom's CabinΒ was published in 1851. It wss the best-selling novel of the 19th Century.Β It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s although more recently readings have overshadowed its historical antislavery impact. πŸ“š πŸ’– Also here...Dead SoulsΒ byΒ Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, an exemplar of 19th centuryΒ Russian literature. 😎 πŸ“š #bookstagram  #books  #bookish  #bookworm  #booklover  #bibliophile  #literature  #reading  #igbooks  #igreads  #classics  #picoftheday  #nikolaigogol  #deadsouls  #uncletomscabin  #harrietbeecherstowe  #hardback  #antislavery  #paperback  #rainbowbooks  #bookcollection  #circleofbookishfriends 
Big news this week out of Ghana: our first rescued child finished JHS (Ghana's version of Junior High)! Promise was part of our first rescue group all the way back in September 2012. He had only attended the equivalent of first grade before his parents passed away, and he ended up working on the lake. He was around 14 years old when we partnered with his village for our first rescue. After his rescue and rehabilitation, Promise started back to school in grade 5 with a number of much younger children. While school was initially quite difficult, and being the oldest in the class at times uncomfortable, Promise buckled down and persisted. And this week, he took his last test of Junior High! Now Promise wants to attend high school and one day become a policemen. We're proud of you, Promise. Keep up the great work.
Big news this week out of Ghana: our first rescued child finished JHS (Ghana's version of Junior High)! Promise was part of our first rescue group all the way back in September 2012. He had only attended the equivalent of first grade before his parents passed away, and he ended up working on the lake. He was around 14 years old when we partnered with his village for our first rescue. After his rescue and rehabilitation, Promise started back to school in grade 5 with a number of much younger children. While school was initially quite difficult, and being the oldest in the class at times uncomfortable, Promise buckled down and persisted. And this week, he took his last test of Junior High! Now Promise wants to attend high school and one day become a policemen. We're proud of you, Promise. Keep up the great work.
Your innovation, is their hope. It's time for you to join our hackathon and work with us to find a solution that can create awareness and help fight against modern-day slavery. Join #Advoc8Hack today! *Registration link in profile description 
#projectliber8
Your innovation, is their hope. It's time for you to join our hackathon and work with us to find a solution that can create awareness and help fight against modern-day slavery. Join #Advoc8Hack  today! *Registration link in profile description #projectliber8 
Delighted to meet Mauritanian #AntiSlavery activist Biram Dah Abeid today. #mauritania
Beat the heat this summer in organic cotton
Beat the heat this summer in organic cotton
Worn by African slaves years ago. But unfortunately slavery is still prevalent around the world #antislavery #humantrafficking
Did you know that between 20-45 million people are estimated to currently be enslaved around the world? For those of you who are following my journey learning about the history of slavery and modern day slavery you may wish to look up Freedom United @freedomunitedhq. They are the worlds largest anti-slavery organisation and they have free on line learning through the Freedom University. Thanks to @bikosmaria for the link. It is an eye opener. #stitch #colour #pattern #learningasigo #neverknowwhatyoullfind #contemporaryart #modernart #modernartist #reseach #artresearch #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #humanrights #moderndayslavery #freedom #freedomunited #UDHRquiltproject #udhr #udhrquilt #whatididntlearninschool #joinme
Did you know that between 20-45 million people are estimated to currently be enslaved around the world? For those of you who are following my journey learning about the history of slavery and modern day slavery you may wish to look up Freedom United @freedomunitedhq. They are the worlds largest anti-slavery organisation and they have free on line learning through the Freedom University. Thanks to @bikosmaria for the link. It is an eye opener. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #learningasigo  #neverknowwhatyoullfind  #contemporaryart  #modernart  #modernartist  #reseach  #artresearch  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #humanrights  #moderndayslavery  #freedom  #freedomunited  #UDHRquiltproject  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #whatididntlearninschool  #joinme 
While reading Rebecca Solnit's 'Hope in the Dark' she referred to this book, Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild. It has opened my eyes to the specific reality of the trans-atlantic slave trade. The thinking, feeling person behind the term "slave". When I was 22 I represented Australia as a youth crew member on S.T.S.Young Endeavour (a working tall ship @young_endeavour) in the 1992 Christopher Columbus Regatta where I sailed from Athens, through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic for 4 weeks without seeing land to Puerto Rico. From there we went up to Virginia, New York City for 4th July and up to Boston and Rhode Island, finishing in Virginia. This experience was a highlight in my life to date.  It was hard work yet incredibly exciting. But what would it have been like to be on a slave trading tall ship crossing the Atlantic? Not knowing what was ahead, being kidnapped and taken from all that you know? #stitch #colour #pattern #drawing #embroidery #craftivism #youngendeavour #humanrights #indido #handstitched #indigo #africantextiles #vintagetextiles #transatlanticslavetrade #contemporaryart #modernart #modernartist #burythechains #adamhoschchild #reflection #realisation #compassion #atlanticocean #tallship #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist #melbourneartist #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory #whatididntlearninschool
While reading Rebecca Solnit's 'Hope in the Dark' she referred to this book, Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild. It has opened my eyes to the specific reality of the trans-atlantic slave trade. The thinking, feeling person behind the term "slave". When I was 22 I represented Australia as a youth crew member on S.T.S.Young Endeavour (a working tall ship @young_endeavour) in the 1992 Christopher Columbus Regatta where I sailed from Athens, through the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic for 4 weeks without seeing land to Puerto Rico. From there we went up to Virginia, New York City for 4th July and up to Boston and Rhode Island, finishing in Virginia. This experience was a highlight in my life to date. It was hard work yet incredibly exciting. But what would it have been like to be on a slave trading tall ship crossing the Atlantic? Not knowing what was ahead, being kidnapped and taken from all that you know? #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #drawing  #embroidery  #craftivism  #youngendeavour  #humanrights  #indido  #handstitched  #indigo  #africantextiles  #vintagetextiles  #transatlanticslavetrade  #contemporaryart  #modernart  #modernartist  #burythechains  #adamhoschchild  #reflection  #realisation  #compassion  #atlanticocean  #tallship  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory  #whatididntlearninschool 
Today is the International Labour Organization's World Day Against Child Labor. Each year on this day, governments, organizations, and millions of people around the world come together to highlight child labor and what can be done to prevent it. Our work towards freedom in Ghana begins with relationship and partnership. It progresses through economic measures, sustainability, and empowerment in fishing communities, but it will always center on people - on loving people well and walking alongside them. Thank you for the ways you believe in and support our journey towards new life. #worlddayagainstchildlabour
Today is the International Labour Organization's World Day Against Child Labor. Each year on this day, governments, organizations, and millions of people around the world come together to highlight child labor and what can be done to prevent it. Our work towards freedom in Ghana begins with relationship and partnership. It progresses through economic measures, sustainability, and empowerment in fishing communities, but it will always center on people - on loving people well and walking alongside them. Thank you for the ways you believe in and support our journey towards new life. #worlddayagainstchildlabour 
Sleep soundly with @syonahome and their organic cotton sheets
Sleep soundly with @syonahome and their organic cotton sheets
Special thanks to Mary @patchnquilt, Irene @focusonquilts and Jennifer @5foot1quilts for their generous advice on Saturday. I have now completed my first appliquΓ© - a kangaroo and blackbird for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project block. They recommended I use Polyfuse, a fabric for appliquΓ© which gets ironed on to the back of the feature fabric. Today I traced the shapes onto the polyfuse then ironed each one onto the specific spot on the vintage fabric. Then I cut around the shapes leaving 4mm which I then snipped so I could fold the edges over, securing these with a touch of glue from a Sewline fabric glue pen. A bit fiddly to do but very simple really. Very excited! #stitch #colour #pattern # appliquΓ© #embroidery #polyfuse #thread #threads #takestime #fabric #udhrquilt #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #blackbirdinghistory #contemporaryart #modernart #contemporaryembroidery #vintagetextiles #handstitched #handmade #stitching #fabricgluepen #textile #textiles  #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist  #melbourneartist #craftivism #learningasigo #thanksfortheadvice
Special thanks to Mary @patchnquilt, Irene @focusonquilts and Jennifer @5foot1quilts for their generous advice on Saturday. I have now completed my first appliquΓ© - a kangaroo and blackbird for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project block. They recommended I use Polyfuse, a fabric for appliquΓ© which gets ironed on to the back of the feature fabric. Today I traced the shapes onto the polyfuse then ironed each one onto the specific spot on the vintage fabric. Then I cut around the shapes leaving 4mm which I then snipped so I could fold the edges over, securing these with a touch of glue from a Sewline fabric glue pen. A bit fiddly to do but very simple really. Very excited! #stitch  #colour  #pattern  # appliquΓ© #embroidery  #polyfuse  #thread  #threads  #takestime  #fabric  #udhrquilt  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #blackbirdinghistory  #contemporaryart  #modernart  #contemporaryembroidery  #vintagetextiles  #handstitched  #handmade  #stitching  #fabricgluepen  #textile  #textiles  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #craftivism  #learningasigo  #thanksfortheadvice 
When your 21st-century children read a 19th-century abolitionist alphabet book. Is there anything written for young American children today remotely as revolutionary? 
From our Connecticut Open House Day visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe's home in Hartford, on the day it reopened after an 18-month renovation. 
#CTOpenHouse #CTOpenHouseDay #HartfordCT #HartfordHasIt #StillRevolutionary #HarrietBeecherStowe #HarrietBeecherStoweHouse #abolition #abolitionist #abolitionisthistory #antislavery #Americanhistory #19thcenturyhistory
When your 21st-century children read a 19th-century abolitionist alphabet book. Is there anything written for young American children today remotely as revolutionary? From our Connecticut Open House Day visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe's home in Hartford, on the day it reopened after an 18-month renovation. #CTOpenHouse  #CTOpenHouseDay  #HartfordCT  #HartfordHasIt  #StillRevolutionary  #HarrietBeecherStowe  #HarrietBeecherStoweHouse  #abolition  #abolitionist  #abolitionisthistory  #antislavery  #Americanhistory  #19thcenturyhistory 
Over the last week I have been thinking about why I'm researching slave history around the world and what attracted me to joining 129 other artists in the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project? I think its about being grateful for the freedoms I have in my life while at the same time feeling deep sorrow for those that do not, or didn't in the past. As described by American writer Rebecca Solnit, I like the "indirectness of direct action". How small acts that feel right can make a difference though we are never sure when and how. To me that is hopeful. Here's a photo of my indigo cloth ready for embroidery. #stitch #colour #pattern #drawing #sketch #freedom #reflection #craftivism #learningasigo #basting #thread #threads #takestime #patienceiskey #vintagetextiles #directaction #rebeccasolnit #indigo #japaneseindigo #blackbirding #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #contemporaryembroidery  #blackbirdinghistory #udhr #udhrquilt #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #australianartist #whatididntlearninschool
Over the last week I have been thinking about why I'm researching slave history around the world and what attracted me to joining 129 other artists in the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project? I think its about being grateful for the freedoms I have in my life while at the same time feeling deep sorrow for those that do not, or didn't in the past. As described by American writer Rebecca Solnit, I like the "indirectness of direct action". How small acts that feel right can make a difference though we are never sure when and how. To me that is hopeful. Here's a photo of my indigo cloth ready for embroidery. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #drawing  #sketch  #freedom  #reflection  #craftivism  #learningasigo  #basting  #thread  #threads  #takestime  #patienceiskey  #vintagetextiles  #directaction  #rebeccasolnit  #indigo  #japaneseindigo  #blackbirding  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #contemporaryembroidery  #blackbirdinghistory  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #australianartist  #whatididntlearninschool 
Now transfering my final drawing for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project to a piece of vintage Japanese indigo cloth from the 1940s. This cloth is approximately the same age as the United Declaration of Human Rights which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. It was developed by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and nations. To read more and see all 30 articles please visit www.un.org/en/universal -declaration -human-rights/ #stitch #colour #pattern #drawing #illustration #design #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #contemporaryart #contemporarydrawing #contemporaryembroidery #vintagetextiles  #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist #melbourneartist #craftivism #learningasigo #shame #indigo #japaneseindigo #blackbirding #blackbirdinghistory #whatididntlearninschool #helenfraserartist
Now transfering my final drawing for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project to a piece of vintage Japanese indigo cloth from the 1940s. This cloth is approximately the same age as the United Declaration of Human Rights which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. It was developed by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and nations. To read more and see all 30 articles please visit www.un.org/en/universal -declaration -human-rights/ #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #drawing  #illustration  #design  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #contemporaryart  #contemporarydrawing  #contemporaryembroidery  #vintagetextiles  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #craftivism  #learningasigo  #shame  #indigo  #japaneseindigo  #blackbirding  #blackbirdinghistory  #whatididntlearninschool  #helenfraserartist 
Do you know how your food was grown? From where it is grown, to the chemicals used, to the treatment of the laborers who handle the food, to the distance the food travels; eating responsibly has never been more challenging or more important.  #ethicaleating #foodforthought #foodporn #yummy #yum #vegan #vegetarian #responsiblygrown #nodriscoll #antislavery
A mix of art and artifacts in the entrance hall of the Athens Cultural Center exhibit:"A Declaration of Sentiments...." Several transmogrified old  photographs by artist Ryder Cooley are placed beside images about slavery and abolitionism. At the end of the hall is "Cross Currents," 2017, a painting by Claudia McNulty which depicts a 18th century slave ship filled with human cargo.

#rydercooley, #claudiamcnulty, 
#carted'visites, #slavery, #slaveships, #abolitionism, #antislavery, #antislaverybroadsides, #abolitionists, #suffrage, #theliberator, #amI notawomanandasister, #hardtimestokens,
A mix of art and artifacts in the entrance hall of the Athens Cultural Center exhibit:"A Declaration of Sentiments...." Several transmogrified old photographs by artist Ryder Cooley are placed beside images about slavery and abolitionism. At the end of the hall is "Cross Currents," 2017, a painting by Claudia McNulty which depicts a 18th century slave ship filled with human cargo. #rydercooley , #claudiamcnulty , #carted 'visites, #slavery , #slaveships , #abolitionism , #antislavery , #antislaverybroadsides , #abolitionists , #suffrage , #theliberator , #amI  notawomanandasister, #hardtimestokens ,
That boy Barack too smooth... πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™ #blackpeople #black #blackwomen #blackmen #blackart #artist #art #music #hiphop #graphicdesigner #race #racism #world #us #melanin #antislavery #blackbusiness #obama #blakvader #barackobama #blackhistory  #fubu #worldswatching #sketch #tbt #throwbackthursday  #tbt #blackhistory365 #mlk #malcolmx πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™
That boy Barack too smooth... πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™ #blackpeople  #black  #blackwomen  #blackmen  #blackart  #artist  #art  #music  #hiphop  #graphicdesigner  #race  #racism  #world  #us  #melanin  #antislavery  #blackbusiness  #obama  #blakvader  #barackobama  #blackhistory  #fubu  #worldswatching  #sketch  #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #blackhistory365  #mlk  #malcolmx  πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ’ͺπŸ™
I'm currently on a quest to satisfy my intellectual curiosity in so far as American history is concerned.

Global discourses on race and racial injustices are heavily influenced by America's depictions and treatment of its Black citizens. 
The extent to which this particular demography are denied due justice(s) is both unimaginable and unconscionable to any person with morals and integrity. 
I most especially find myself being caught up with emotions at the depths of moral depravity still being exerted at African Americans from their antagonists.

Therefore, in order to be true to myself and maintain good mental well-being, I have come to the conclusion that in order to better understand the problem, one must know its origin.

Hence my dedication to reading more of  African American textual history - of which I have just finished reading Sarah Bradford's 'Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People'. While it is primarily an autobiographical narrative of Harriet Tubman's life written for the purpose of advancing the Abolitionist's quest to end slavery, the book offers a cursory and very important glimpse into the socio-economic motivations for the continued perpetuation of Slavery. 
It also inspires the reader and reminds them of the indomitability of the human spirit.

A highly recommended read. 
#HarrietTubman #HistoricalHeroines #BlackGirlsKillingIt #Emancipation #Slavery #AntiSlavery #BlackGirlReads #BlackGirlMagic  #AfricanAmericanHistory #HistoricalWriting #AmericanCivilWar #BlackBookClub #InstaBook #Bookstagram #ReadingForOurLives #IntellectualEmancipation #ReadBlackBooks #BookReview
I'm currently on a quest to satisfy my intellectual curiosity in so far as American history is concerned. Global discourses on race and racial injustices are heavily influenced by America's depictions and treatment of its Black citizens. The extent to which this particular demography are denied due justice(s) is both unimaginable and unconscionable to any person with morals and integrity. I most especially find myself being caught up with emotions at the depths of moral depravity still being exerted at African Americans from their antagonists. Therefore, in order to be true to myself and maintain good mental well-being, I have come to the conclusion that in order to better understand the problem, one must know its origin. Hence my dedication to reading more of African American textual history - of which I have just finished reading Sarah Bradford's 'Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People'. While it is primarily an autobiographical narrative of Harriet Tubman's life written for the purpose of advancing the Abolitionist's quest to end slavery, the book offers a cursory and very important glimpse into the socio-economic motivations for the continued perpetuation of Slavery. It also inspires the reader and reminds them of the indomitability of the human spirit. A highly recommended read. #HarrietTubman  #HistoricalHeroines  #BlackGirlsKillingIt  #Emancipation  #Slavery  #AntiSlavery  #BlackGirlReads  #BlackGirlMagic  #AfricanAmericanHistory  #HistoricalWriting  #AmericanCivilWar  #BlackBookClub  #InstaBook  #Bookstagram  #ReadingForOurLives  #IntellectualEmancipation  #ReadBlackBooks  #BookReview 
Yesterday we posted an update from our fish hatchery in Ghana (check it out if you missed it!). Here are a few more shots of our Ghana Fish team pairing the brood stock to start the breeding process; fingerlings are produced in just 2 weeks time! Right now we may only see fish, but soon these fish will equate to more freedom for children and families across the country. Please join us in praying to that end.
Yesterday we posted an update from our fish hatchery in Ghana (check it out if you missed it!). Here are a few more shots of our Ghana Fish team pairing the brood stock to start the breeding process; fingerlings are produced in just 2 weeks time! Right now we may only see fish, but soon these fish will equate to more freedom for children and families across the country. Please join us in praying to that end.
@armedangels combine fair working conditions and sustainable high quality materials with beautiful designs.
@armedangels combine fair working conditions and sustainable high quality materials with beautiful designs.
Sharing some great progress this week from our Ghana Fish hatchery: we now have fish in the water! All the concrete tanks have been filled from the well water lines, and our staff recently stocked them with brood stock. These are the "parent fish" that will be used for breeding fingerlings - which will then stock our village cages.
Sharing some great progress this week from our Ghana Fish hatchery: we now have fish in the water! All the concrete tanks have been filled from the well water lines, and our staff recently stocked them with brood stock. These are the "parent fish" that will be used for breeding fingerlings - which will then stock our village cages.
#justfinished #davidwalkersappeal by #davidwalker .  This is the first piece of #antislavery #literature written & #published by a #free #africanamerican in #america.  That was in #1829 .  This #book was smuggled into the southern states by free #africanamericans when it was illegal for Afican Americans to #read .  David Walker uses his #intellect to argue that African Americans have all the mental capacities of whites (when given an actual education) , that we need to build & protect our own communities, & also points out the hypocrisy of the " #americanchristians ' " #mistreatment of African Americans.  #afrocentrism #panafricanism #blacknationalism
#justfinished  #davidwalkersappeal  by #davidwalker  . This is the first piece of #antislavery  #literature  written & #published  by a #free  #africanamerican  in #america . That was in #1829  . This #book  was smuggled into the southern states by free #africanamericans  when it was illegal for Afican Americans to #read  . David Walker uses his #intellect  to argue that African Americans have all the mental capacities of whites (when given an actual education) , that we need to build & protect our own communities, & also points out the hypocrisy of the " #americanchristians  ' " #mistreatment  of African Americans. #afrocentrism  #panafricanism  #blacknationalism 
A heart melting letter from the #sanyuktashresthabride !πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— Dear Sanyukta,

It was an instant spark the moment I wore your Siena dress for the first time! Your delicate taste is inspiring for every bride-to-be who enters your salon. But it is your attitude, your patience and friendly advice that meant a lot to me and helped me select the right style that truly expresses my personality. With a sharp designer eye you know how to emphasise the shape as well! 
The dress is, needless to say, beautiful and the lace is so unusual and delicate to the skin... I received a host of compliments on the day and know at least one other happy person who might be heading your way soon!

Special thank you to Gina, who made the dress fit like a glove and look so effortless.

With the warmest wishes,
Polina x
A heart melting letter from the #sanyuktashresthabride  !πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— Dear Sanyukta, It was an instant spark the moment I wore your Siena dress for the first time! Your delicate taste is inspiring for every bride-to-be who enters your salon. But it is your attitude, your patience and friendly advice that meant a lot to me and helped me select the right style that truly expresses my personality. With a sharp designer eye you know how to emphasise the shape as well! The dress is, needless to say, beautiful and the lace is so unusual and delicate to the skin... I received a host of compliments on the day and know at least one other happy person who might be heading your way soon! Special thank you to Gina, who made the dress fit like a glove and look so effortless. With the warmest wishes, Polina x
Tribe Vibes ✌🏼
Tribe Vibes ✌🏼
1st sketch for UDHR quilt project. Blackbirding = the practice of kidnapping South Sea Islanders to serve on sugar and cotton plantations in Queensland, Australia between 1847-1904. #stitch #colour #pattern #drawing #sketch #illustration #design #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist #melbourneartist #craftivism #learningasigo #shame #blackbirding #blackbirdinghistory #whatididntlearninschool  #helenfraserartist
1st sketch for UDHR quilt project. Blackbirding = the practice of kidnapping South Sea Islanders to serve on sugar and cotton plantations in Queensland, Australia between 1847-1904. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #drawing  #sketch  #illustration  #design  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #craftivism  #learningasigo  #shame  #blackbirding  #blackbirdinghistory  #whatididntlearninschool  #helenfraserartist 
As many of you know by now I am working on a piece of hand embroidery for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. I have selected Article 4: Ban on Slavery which reads "Noone shall be held in slavery or servitude; Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms". I have decided to focus on the history of slave trading in Australia, a topic that I certainly wasn't taught in school. #stitch #colour #pattern #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #womensrights #UDHRquiltproject #humanrights #quilting #contemporaryart #contemporaryembroidery #vintagetextiles #handstitched #handmade #stitching #textile #sewing #handmade #craftivism #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist #melbourneartist  #historyofaustralianslavery #learningasigo #whatididntlearninschool
As many of you know by now I am working on a piece of hand embroidery for the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. I have selected Article 4: Ban on Slavery which reads "Noone shall be held in slavery or servitude; Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms". I have decided to focus on the history of slave trading in Australia, a topic that I certainly wasn't taught in school. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #womensrights  #UDHRquiltproject  #humanrights  #quilting  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryembroidery  #vintagetextiles  #handstitched  #handmade  #stitching  #textile  #sewing  #handmade  #craftivism  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #historyofaustralianslavery  #learningasigo  #whatididntlearninschool 
#MUPANAH is an interesting museum, architecturally as well as its collection on Haitian history. While today it is in a state of poverty and devastation, it was a very influential country, throwing off its colonial and slavery shackles in 1804. It's self liberation was an inspiration to others in the Americas. The #museum is housed underground below these structures and was thus spared from the devastation of the 2010 earthquake. #traveling #travelgram #travel #portauprince #haiti #slavery #antislavery #colonialism #history #haititechsummit17
#MUPANAH  is an interesting museum, architecturally as well as its collection on Haitian history. While today it is in a state of poverty and devastation, it was a very influential country, throwing off its colonial and slavery shackles in 1804. It's self liberation was an inspiration to others in the Americas. The #museum  is housed underground below these structures and was thus spared from the devastation of the 2010 earthquake. #traveling  #travelgram  #travel  #portauprince  #haiti  #slavery  #antislavery  #colonialism  #history  #haititechsummit17 
ON THIS DAY in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author, was born in Connecticut. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day. #harrietbeecherstowe #uncletomscabin #abolitionistmovement #antislavery #socialactivist #politicalactivist #19thcentury #trailblazer #mywomenofthedayinstagram
ON THIS DAY in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author, was born in Connecticut. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day. #harrietbeecherstowe  #uncletomscabin  #abolitionistmovement  #antislavery  #socialactivist  #politicalactivist  #19thcentury  #trailblazer  #mywomenofthedayinstagram 
Thank you for the ways you empower women to best care for, and support, their children in Ghana. May we keep inspiring, keep teaching and learning, keep changing for good.
Thank you for the ways you empower women to best care for, and support, their children in Ghana. May we keep inspiring, keep teaching and learning, keep changing for good.
IT IS THE LAST DAY to SUPPORT our #EducationSpellsFreedom #crowdfunding.
Courses have already begun and we have already built a classroom and permanent bathroom facilities, but we need YOUR help to help provide even more #Haratin women and children with school supplies and access to the courses that UNPO and AVOCAN are providing.

#Slavery in #Mauritania was abolished several times in recent history: in 1905 by French colonial authorities; in 1961 after the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights was incorporated into the Mauritania Constitution; and with the 1981 Abolition of Slavery Decree. Mauritania criminalised slavery in a landmark 2007 Anti-Slavery Law under considerable international pressure. However, the law inadequately defines slavery and provides no initiative to support freed slaves in building a new life. The enforcement of these laws is further undermined by the requirement that slaves must file legal complaints themselves to trigger prosecution, as NGOs are not allowed to make complaints on their behalf.

Since the act does not include any measure for publicising its provisions to the general population, many #Haratin have never heard of the law criminalising slavery, are still unaware of the #abolition of slavery, and regard the practice as normal. In 2011, the first conviction under the #AntiSlavery Law was made, but only a handful of cases have been to trial and resulted in convictions since. Indeed, the government’s measures against slavery have been largely symbolic.
Help the Haratin escape the cycle of descent-based slavery by empowering them through education. 
DONATE πŸ‘‰LINK IN BIOπŸ‘ˆ
IT IS THE LAST DAY to SUPPORT our #EducationSpellsFreedom  #crowdfunding . Courses have already begun and we have already built a classroom and permanent bathroom facilities, but we need YOUR help to help provide even more #Haratin  women and children with school supplies and access to the courses that UNPO and AVOCAN are providing. #Slavery  in #Mauritania  was abolished several times in recent history: in 1905 by French colonial authorities; in 1961 after the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights  was incorporated into the Mauritania Constitution; and with the 1981 Abolition of Slavery Decree. Mauritania criminalised slavery in a landmark 2007 Anti-Slavery Law under considerable international pressure. However, the law inadequately defines slavery and provides no initiative to support freed slaves in building a new life. The enforcement of these laws is further undermined by the requirement that slaves must file legal complaints themselves to trigger prosecution, as NGOs are not allowed to make complaints on their behalf. Since the act does not include any measure for publicising its provisions to the general population, many #Haratin  have never heard of the law criminalising slavery, are still unaware of the #abolition  of slavery, and regard the practice as normal. In 2011, the first conviction under the #AntiSlavery  Law was made, but only a handful of cases have been to trial and resulted in convictions since. Indeed, the government’s measures against slavery have been largely symbolic. Help the Haratin escape the cycle of descent-based slavery by empowering them through education. DONATE πŸ‘‰LINK IN BIOπŸ‘ˆ
St Lawrence Hall Beautiful building and beautiful room that has a big past.  It was at the forefront of the Abolitionist and Anti-Slavery movement and where the underground railway ended.  #stlawrencehall #doorsopentoronto #doorsopento #the6 #tdot #architecture #heritage #heritagebuilding #abolishmentofslavery #antislavery #antislavery #abolishment #abolishment #stlawrencehall
Over the 2-3 months I have been researching the devastating history of the Transatlantic slave trade and its connection to Indigo dye/cloth which is a current obsession of mine. So when the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project came along recently I jumped at the chance to stitch Article 4:Ban on Slavery. I am shocked by how little I know about this important issue. "Despite the end of the Transatlantic slave trade over 100 years ago, slavery still happens today and can affect men, women, children, citizens and non-citizens". Anti-Slavery Australia. #stitch #colour #pattern #drawing #embroidery #craftivism #humanrights #antislavery #learningasigo #neverknowwhatyoullfind #contemporaryart #contemporarydrawing #australianartist #contemporaryembroidery  #antislaveryaustralia #udhr #udhrquilt #womensrights #UDHRquiltproject #sadness #sadreality #australianhistory #slaveryhappenshere
Over the 2-3 months I have been researching the devastating history of the Transatlantic slave trade and its connection to Indigo dye/cloth which is a current obsession of mine. So when the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project came along recently I jumped at the chance to stitch Article 4:Ban on Slavery. I am shocked by how little I know about this important issue. "Despite the end of the Transatlantic slave trade over 100 years ago, slavery still happens today and can affect men, women, children, citizens and non-citizens". Anti-Slavery Australia. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #drawing  #embroidery  #craftivism  #humanrights  #antislavery  #learningasigo  #neverknowwhatyoullfind  #contemporaryart  #contemporarydrawing  #australianartist  #contemporaryembroidery  #antislaveryaustralia  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #womensrights  #UDHRquiltproject  #sadness  #sadreality  #australianhistory  #slaveryhappenshere 
We are less than 24 hours away from the Fourth Room Gallery & Gathering. Join us @theimpactguild 708 W. Summit tomorrow night, 5:00-800 pm. Get more info at fourthroomsa.com (link in bio).
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#endslaverynow #antislavery #sanantonio #satx #art #artgallery #galleryandgathering #fourthroomsa
"Math is my favorite subject, and I want to work in the bank someday. Now I speak good English, and I always speak it with my friends at school." -Vida
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So proud of this young lady!
"Math is my favorite subject, and I want to work in the bank someday. Now I speak good English, and I always speak it with my friends at school." -Vida --- So proud of this young lady!
St Lawrence Hall's Great Room. Beautiful building and beautiful room that has a big past.  It was at the forefront of the Abolitionist and Anti-Slavery movement and where the underground railway ended.  #stlawrencehall #doorsopentoronto #doorsopento #the6 #tdot #architecture #heritage #heritagebuilding #abolishmentofslavery #antislavery #antislavery #abolishment #abolishment #stlawrencehall
Join us Saturday at the @theimpactguild for a Gallery & Gathering from 5-8pm.
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#art #faith #artgallery #satx #sanantonio #worship #210 #antislavery #endslaverynow
Great news via @ijm πŸ’• 5 girls rescued from the sex trade in the Dominican Republic! #endslavery #antislavery #endit #everylifematters #abolitionist #freedom #forfreedom #freeatlast
Some mighty good reasons to switch your undies to @mightygoodundie
Some mighty good reasons to switch your undies to @mightygoodundie
Having great fun messing around with UV in preparation for a project for SlaveFreeTrade #uv #photography #deep #charity #antislavery #green #portrait
St Lawrence Hall's Great Room. Beautiful building and beautiful room that has a big past.  It was at the forefront of the Abolitionist and Anti-Slavery movement and where the underground railway ended.  #stlawrencehall #doorsopentoronto #doorsopento #the6 #tdot #architecture #heritage #heritagebuilding #abolishmentofslavery #antislavery #antislavery #abolishment #abolishment #stlawrencehall
St Lawrence Hall's Great Room. Beautiful building and beautiful room that has a big past.  It was at the forefront of the Abolitionist and Anti-Slavery movement and where the underground railway ended.  #stlawrencehall #doorsopentoronto #doorsopento #the6 #tdot #architecture #heritage #heritagebuilding #abolishmentofslavery #antislavery #antislavery #abolishment #abolishment #stlawrencehall
Every person that works in this ministry will tell you it's hard . The outreach, working in the Transition home, case workers , supervisors . It . Is .tough and it can nearly break you.  We travel so far away from home . We leave our loved ones behind. Then this Happens , it makes it all worth it , the bible says "never tire of doing good" we must press on to see daughters and mummy's released from this horrendous trade . Slavery suppresses the soul. It's up to jesus to reawaken it . #antitrafficking  #antislavery #nightlight #lovepeople #love #bangkok #freedom #sacrifice #beautiful #women #womeninministry #jesus
Every person that works in this ministry will tell you it's hard . The outreach, working in the Transition home, case workers , supervisors . It . Is .tough and it can nearly break you. We travel so far away from home . We leave our loved ones behind. Then this Happens , it makes it all worth it , the bible says "never tire of doing good" we must press on to see daughters and mummy's released from this horrendous trade . Slavery suppresses the soul. It's up to jesus to reawaken it . #antitrafficking  #antislavery  #nightlight  #lovepeople  #love  #bangkok  #freedom  #sacrifice  #beautiful  #women  #womeninministry  #jesus 
grateful for the vicious women moving and shaking this earth. #naomimoyer #chloecooley #blackfeministart #antislavery
Buy a tee and they plant a tree 🌲 🌱 @amourvert
Buy a tee and they plant a tree 🌲 🌱 @amourvert
Torn from her South African tribe by Dutch settlers, sold as a slave, trapped in a world of debauchery and trickery, humiliated whilst living in early 19th century London and Paris, Sarah Bartmann clings desperately to her beliefs, and to the memories of her native land. 
Watch this short book trailer of Sarah Bartmann's life.

http://www.exilechild.co.za/promo%20video.html
#amazonkindle #sahistoryonline  #southafricanarts #women #antislavery #gamtoos #southafricaneducation #southafricanbooks
Torn from her South African tribe by Dutch settlers, sold as a slave, trapped in a world of debauchery and trickery, humiliated whilst living in early 19th century London and Paris, Sarah Bartmann clings desperately to her beliefs, and to the memories of her native land. Watch this short book trailer of Sarah Bartmann's life. http://www.exilechild.co.za/promo%20video.html #amazonkindle  #sahistoryonline  #southafricanarts  #women  #antislavery  #gamtoos  #southafricaneducation  #southafricanbooks 
Leave some love for our incredible social work team! These guys and gals are such a joy - they work hard and serve the families and children in Ghana so well and are truly changing the world with their gifts.
Leave some love for our incredible social work team! These guys and gals are such a joy - they work hard and serve the families and children in Ghana so well and are truly changing the world with their gifts.
*On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America.

This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. Together with teachers and missionaries, Black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony that year which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers.

The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled, "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly ten thousand people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 Black school children newly enrolled in Freedmen's schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, Black ministers, and White northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to be placed on the burial field. Years later, the celebration would come to be called the "First Decoration Day" in the North.

David W. Blight described the day: "This was the first Memorial Day. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.” Today the site is used as Hampton Park.

#antislavery #slavery #soldier #remembrance #civilwar #americanhistory #memorialdayweekend #blackhistory #memorialday #knowledgeispower
*On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. Together with teachers and missionaries, Black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony that year which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers. The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled, "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly ten thousand people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 Black school children newly enrolled in Freedmen's schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, Black ministers, and White northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to be placed on the burial field. Years later, the celebration would come to be called the "First Decoration Day" in the North. David W. Blight described the day: "This was the first Memorial Day. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.” Today the site is used as Hampton Park. #antislavery  #slavery  #soldier  #remembrance  #civilwar  #americanhistory  #memorialdayweekend  #blackhistory  #memorialday  #knowledgeispower 
Today we're thankful for freedom for all people in all places - for those who have sacrificed for it and for those who continue to strive for it.
Today we're thankful for freedom for all people in all places - for those who have sacrificed for it and for those who continue to strive for it.
Head on over to our FB to watch Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian #HumanRights activist and President of IRA MAURITANIE on the #EducationSpellsFreedom crowdfunding campaign and on how your donation can really make a difference, providing #Haratin women and children in the Tarhil district of Nouakchott with an #education.
To donate click the LINK IN BIO πŸ‘†
Head on over to our FB to watch Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian #HumanRights  activist and President of IRA MAURITANIE on the #EducationSpellsFreedom  crowdfunding campaign and on how your donation can really make a difference, providing #Haratin  women and children in the Tarhil district of Nouakchott with an #education . To donate click the LINK IN BIO πŸ‘†