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On our last trip, we brought back a stack of handwritten notes from our sponsored kids in Ghana, gathered by our social work team. Many of them will be going in the mail this week to our child sponsors, but we can't help sharing a few here over the next few days!
On our last trip, we brought back a stack of handwritten notes from our sponsored kids in Ghana, gathered by our social work team. Many of them will be going in the mail this week to our child sponsors, but we can't help sharing a few here over the next few days!
lunch break // Last photo from our recent trip to Ghana. A super successful fundraising event and a whirlwind of a trip where most of our staff got to hang out and work together and experience another village rescue are a hard act to follow. Being home has actually felt like an odd adult version of summer camp aftermath. But mostly, the last few weeks have made me increasingly thankful for the shared vision of a group of people who don't have to be in the same room to change the world together.
lunch break // Last photo from our recent trip to Ghana. A super successful fundraising event and a whirlwind of a trip where most of our staff got to hang out and work together and experience another village rescue are a hard act to follow. Being home has actually felt like an odd adult version of summer camp aftermath. But mostly, the last few weeks have made me increasingly thankful for the shared vision of a group of people who don't have to be in the same room to change the world together.
With the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt block in the mail I thought you may enjoy this final video and an overview of the work. I choose a vintage indigo cloth from the 1940s as the UDHR document was written in 1948. Working predominantly in Chain stitch to symbolise slavery I used Simple Chain, Double Chain, Whipped Chain and Detached Chain along with Backstitch, Splitstitch, Satin Stitch, appliqué, couched gold thread. The works features the Australian Coat of Arms with a Blackbird instead of an Emu along with Cotton and Sugar Cane plants to represent the industries that employed South Sea Islanders. Our brief stated that we needed to feature the words from our chosen Article from the UDHR so they could be clearly seen. #stitch #colour #pattern #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #udhrquilts #finished #inthemail #humanrights #communityartsproject #blackbirdinghistory #southseaislanders #immigration #whiteaustraliapolicy #contemporaryart #contemporaryembroidery #vintagetextiles  #communityarts #participatoryart  #slaveryhappenshere #healpast #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #whatididntlearninschool #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory #australiahasaslavehistorytoo #gratitude #soul #helenfraserartist
With the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt block in the mail I thought you may enjoy this final video and an overview of the work. I choose a vintage indigo cloth from the 1940s as the UDHR document was written in 1948. Working predominantly in Chain stitch to symbolise slavery I used Simple Chain, Double Chain, Whipped Chain and Detached Chain along with Backstitch, Splitstitch, Satin Stitch, appliqué, couched gold thread. The works features the Australian Coat of Arms with a Blackbird instead of an Emu along with Cotton and Sugar Cane plants to represent the industries that employed South Sea Islanders. Our brief stated that we needed to feature the words from our chosen Article from the UDHR so they could be clearly seen. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #udhrquilts  #finished  #inthemail  #humanrights  #communityartsproject  #blackbirdinghistory  #southseaislanders  #immigration  #whiteaustraliapolicy  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryembroidery  #vintagetextiles  #communityarts  #participatoryart  #slaveryhappenshere  #healpast  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #whatididntlearninschool  #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory  #australiahasaslavehistorytoo  #gratitude  #soul  #helenfraserartist 
So much respect for those who change the world!! They're aren't lazy pussies like our generation now, I include myself in that sadly, we need more of the old school.
#emmelinepankhurst #martinlutherking #fight #rosaparks #antislavery #suffragette #voice #pioneer #antiracism #pioneers #standup #powers #motivation #motivationalquotes #motivators #proactive #leaders #change #leadership #laws #rights #humanrights #civil #humanity
Checking out progress on the hatchery a few weeks ago - and getting a glimpse at growing fish!
Checking out progress on the hatchery a few weeks ago - and getting a glimpse at growing fish!
Where's his monument?
#Repost @goldee808negus
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#natturner #rebel #antislavery monuments
We are built to look forward to, and have hope, and root ourselves deeply in the successes of our convictions, and in the comfort of faith.
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Beautiful, truth-filled writing from @1924us in Forth Goes the Road. I keep reading it over and over, reminding myself to look forward. // photo from our last night in Ghana a few weeks ago
We are built to look forward to, and have hope, and root ourselves deeply in the successes of our convictions, and in the comfort of faith. --- Beautiful, truth-filled writing from @1924us in Forth Goes the Road. I keep reading it over and over, reminding myself to look forward. // photo from our last night in Ghana a few weeks ago
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Manuscript "Blurb" for Sojourner Truth. c. 1850.
Written at the request of Truth to sell "Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, In 1828". Photograph Sojourner Truth. #lisabaskincoll #johnhopefranklincenter #salliebinghamcenter #dukelibraries #rubensteinlibrary #manuscriptmonday #antislavery #abolitionist #africanamerican #sojournertruth #harrietbeecherstowe #slavery #florencema #northamptonassociationforeducationandindustry #utopiancommunity #naei #manuscript #slavenarrative
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Manuscript "Blurb" for Sojourner Truth. c. 1850. Written at the request of Truth to sell "Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Northern Slave, Emancipated from Bodily Servitude by the State of New York, In 1828". Photograph Sojourner Truth. #lisabaskincoll  #johnhopefranklincenter  #salliebinghamcenter  #dukelibraries  #rubensteinlibrary  #manuscriptmonday  #antislavery  #abolitionist  #africanamerican  #sojournertruth  #harrietbeecherstowe  #slavery  #florencema  #northamptonassociationforeducationandindustry  #utopiancommunity  #naei  #manuscript  #slavenarrative 
Happy 221st birthday to Rowland Thomas Robinson who was born at Rokeby #onthisday in 1796! Rowland and his wife Rachel Gilpin Robinson, pictured in this #daguerreotype, have appropriately fierce expressions; they were radical #abolitionists who were among the earliest and most outspoken opponents of slavery in #Vermont and the U.S. Rowland worked actively in #antislavery societies from the local to the national, Rachel kept their home free of slave-made goods, and together they sheltered dozens of fugitives from slavery. Visit Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, to wish Rowland a happy birthday and learn more about these extraordinary people and their compatriots who helped pioneer the American protest movement.
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#rokebymuseum #yoursinthecause #changetheworld #makeadifference
#vermonthistory #historicphoto #history #historicphotos #historyinpictures #photograph #activist #activism #dogoodwork #dogood #socialjustice #dosomethingaboutit #useyourvoice #abolitionist #undergroundrailroad #jointherevolution
Happy 221st birthday to Rowland Thomas Robinson who was born at Rokeby #onthisday  in 1796! Rowland and his wife Rachel Gilpin Robinson, pictured in this #daguerreotype , have appropriately fierce expressions; they were radical #abolitionists  who were among the earliest and most outspoken opponents of slavery in #Vermont  and the U.S. Rowland worked actively in #antislavery  societies from the local to the national, Rachel kept their home free of slave-made goods, and together they sheltered dozens of fugitives from slavery. Visit Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, to wish Rowland a happy birthday and learn more about these extraordinary people and their compatriots who helped pioneer the American protest movement. . . . . . . . #rokebymuseum  #yoursinthecause  #changetheworld  #makeadifference  #vermonthistory  #historicphoto  #history  #historicphotos  #historyinpictures  #photograph  #activist  #activism  #dogoodwork  #dogood  #socialjustice  #dosomethingaboutit  #useyourvoice  #abolitionist  #undergroundrailroad  #jointherevolution 
♡ AYITI ♡ 
#BloodOfMyAncestors 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 21 August 1791 
The Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began in 1791 and ended in 1804 with the former colony's independence. It was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, which was both free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives.With the recent increase in Haitian Revolutionary Studies, it is now widely seen as a defining moment in the history of racism in the Atlantic World. 🙌🏽
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#Ayiti #Haiti #Haitianrevolution #Haitianvictory #FrenchColonial #RevolutionHistory #History #Caribbean #Africanblood #French #Colonization #Decolonization #Revolutions #slave #SelfLiberated #SelfDetermination #AntiSlavery #AntiColonial #Antiracism #AntiImperialism #France #BlackRevolution #BlackPride #BlackHistory #RévolteDesNoirs #WhyIsHaitiPoor #ToussaintLouverture
♡ AYITI ♡ #BloodOfMyAncestors  🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 21 August 1791 The Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began in 1791 and ended in 1804 with the former colony's independence. It was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, which was both free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives.With the recent increase in Haitian Revolutionary Studies, it is now widely seen as a defining moment in the history of racism in the Atlantic World. 🙌🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Ayiti  #Haiti  #Haitianrevolution  #Haitianvictory  #FrenchColonial  #RevolutionHistory  #History  #Caribbean  #Africanblood  #French  #Colonization  #Decolonization  #Revolutions  #slave  #SelfLiberated  #SelfDetermination  #AntiSlavery  #AntiColonial  #Antiracism  #AntiImperialism  #France  #BlackRevolution  #BlackPride  #BlackHistory  #RévolteDesNoirs  #WhyIsHaitiPoor  #ToussaintLouverture 
Lots of big smiles in this group! Happy Monday!
Lots of big smiles in this group! Happy Monday!
Two of our committee members are running the Robin Hood half marathon in Nottingham on September 24th! They're running it in order to raise money for the charity our society is affiliated to, Anti Slavery International. The link to the GoFundMe page to sponsor them is in our bio! Please donate and share for our first fundraiser of the year! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾#antislaveryinternational #asi #humantrafficking #halfmarathon #marathon #antislavery
Two of our committee members are running the Robin Hood half marathon in Nottingham on September 24th! They're running it in order to raise money for the charity our society is affiliated to, Anti Slavery International. The link to the GoFundMe page to sponsor them is in our bio! Please donate and share for our first fundraiser of the year! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾#antislaveryinternational  #asi  #humantrafficking  #halfmarathon  #marathon  #antislavery 
Dick Gregory is someone I aspire to be like, using his celebrity platform to bring awareness to social issues in America. Rest well #ase #blackempowerment #blackpower #melanin #3rdeye #antislavery #melanoidempowerment #melanoidnation #africanpride #consciousness #knowthyself #staywoke #seekknowledge #dickgregory
Free yo mind and the rest will follow #antislavery #problack #breakeverychain
Our real bride Carolyne and her husband are looking super loved up in this gorgeous shot. 💑

Carolyne is wearing the most adored  #sanyuktashrestha middlemist #silkjumpsuit here 💕

#sanyuktashresthabride #behulibride #behuliboutique #happybride
The world is changed by boys like 9-year-old Johnnie who told us the other day he wants to be a helicopter pilot. Keep dreaming big dreams, Johnnie; we believe in you.
The world is changed by boys like 9-year-old Johnnie who told us the other day he wants to be a helicopter pilot. Keep dreaming big dreams, Johnnie; we believe in you.
#day6#gundagai#cycle#cycling#instacycle#cyclelife#cyclingagainstslavery#fit#fitness#instafit#charity#charityride#solo#melbournetomooloolaba#jointhemovement#antislavery#antitrafficking 
@destiny_rescue 
@cyclezone 
@oceansretreat.com.au 
@scodyaus 
@darlingpaddington 
@firm_up_fitness 
@cyclingaustralia 
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Day 6 check point 5 Gundagai 116km 
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Starting the day with a flat tyre before we even took off and rainy weather, I thought it was going to be a rough day! 
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After getting on with the ride things started to improve 😃.. The weather started to clear up but temps dropped and I couldn't feel my toes lol
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Today was filled with some epic climbs that didn't end but I was rewarded with some lonnnnng decents 😉 plus finally I got my first tail wind heading up the biggest climb of the day 🙏
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After arriving in Gundagai, we went to lunch at a cafe that was still the same as when it was first build back in the 1930's.. We then finished off at the RSL club for another pub meals "bangers and mash" #gourmet
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Cold snap tomorrow, so things should be interesting 😨
#day6 #gundagai #cycle #cycling #instacycle #cyclelife #cyclingagainstslavery #fit #fitness #instafit #charity #charityride #solo #melbournetomooloolaba #jointhemovement #antislavery #antitrafficking  @destiny_rescue @cyclezone @oceansretreat.com.au @scodyaus @darlingpaddington @firm_up_fitness @cyclingaustralia _ Day 6 check point 5 Gundagai 116km _ Starting the day with a flat tyre before we even took off and rainy weather, I thought it was going to be a rough day! _ After getting on with the ride things started to improve 😃.. The weather started to clear up but temps dropped and I couldn't feel my toes lol _ Today was filled with some epic climbs that didn't end but I was rewarded with some lonnnnng decents 😉 plus finally I got my first tail wind heading up the biggest climb of the day 🙏 _ After arriving in Gundagai, we went to lunch at a cafe that was still the same as when it was first build back in the 1930's.. We then finished off at the RSL club for another pub meals "bangers and mash" #gourmet  _ Cold snap tomorrow, so things should be interesting 😨
You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again you didn't know. 
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#worldheros #antislavery #wilberforce #housesofparliament #westminsterbridge #londoneye #londres #lifeintheUK #memories #marcellerasmus #marcellphotography #ig_london #instagood #lovephotography #historicaldrama
The simple and humbling magnificence of what's represented in this view.  #ww2memorial #LincolnMonument #patriotism #antislavery #antinazi #equality
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Whilst I don't like the stereotypes in this book I wanted to read it because of its historic prestige, if that is the right word. It helped shaped history and in many ways I enjoyed it, it was well written and obviously anti-slavery which I will always agree with however I don't like the stereotypes and at times it's to overly Christian for my tastes. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofintagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinsta #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #booklife #bookcollector #bookcollection #americanliterature #americanhistory #historical #history #antislavery #uncletomscabin #harrietbeecherstowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Whilst I don't like the stereotypes in this book I wanted to read it because of its historic prestige, if that is the right word. It helped shaped history and in many ways I enjoyed it, it was well written and obviously anti-slavery which I will always agree with however I don't like the stereotypes and at times it's to overly Christian for my tastes. #books  #bookstagram  #booksofintagram  #bookstagrammer  #booksofinsta  #booklover  #bookworm  #bibliophile  #booklife  #bookcollector  #bookcollection  #americanliterature  #americanhistory  #historical  #history  #antislavery  #uncletomscabin  #harrietbeecherstowe 
A brief overview of the #americancivilwar , it's links to #slavery & why #robertlee statue is seen by many as a symbol of #racism The President of the #unitedstates #donaldtrump continuing to say both sides are to blame for the violence at #charlottesville protest is essentially an attempt to normalise #racism in the twenty first century. 😢

#antiracism #politics #Robynants #civilrights #civilwar #antislavery
Patience was one of the girls from our second rescue group of Sabonjeda; now 13 years old, she is excelling in school having completed Class 5, and her favorite subject is math. She lives with her older sister who was able to open a bigger hair salon with Mercy Project's microloan money a few years ago. Big news: Patience's sister just finished paying off her microloan! This is a huge milestone for this family and for Mercy Project as we continue to empower sustainability in Ghana. Join us in celebrating this accomplishment!
Patience was one of the girls from our second rescue group of Sabonjeda; now 13 years old, she is excelling in school having completed Class 5, and her favorite subject is math. She lives with her older sister who was able to open a bigger hair salon with Mercy Project's microloan money a few years ago. Big news: Patience's sister just finished paying off her microloan! This is a huge milestone for this family and for Mercy Project as we continue to empower sustainability in Ghana. Join us in celebrating this accomplishment!
Village visits. 🌾
Village visits. 🌾
Do you know that Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of United States of America from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865  also the founder of Republican Party, was anti-slavery during civil war era because he wants abolished the slavery to free Africa American people from the confederate states. The thirteenth Amendment was created by congress. The Union(The North) army defeat the confederate(The South) army to end the war. The Confederate army surrendered and dissolved in 1865. Honest Abe is the greatest president ever in the history. #abrahamlincoln #civilwar #slavery #antislavery #unionarmy vs #confederatearmy #truehistory
Do you know that Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of United States of America from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865 also the founder of Republican Party, was anti-slavery during civil war era because he wants abolished the slavery to free Africa American people from the confederate states. The thirteenth Amendment was created by congress. The Union(The North) army defeat the confederate(The South) army to end the war. The Confederate army surrendered and dissolved in 1865. Honest Abe is the greatest president ever in the history. #abrahamlincoln  #civilwar  #slavery  #antislavery  #unionarmy  vs #confederatearmy  #truehistory 
May #Slavery & #Oppression Cease Throughout the World 
Am I Not A #Man and A #Brother

#coin #antislavery #peace #unity #diversity #freedom #darmuseum
#confederateflag Plus #antislavery plus #blackpower✊ = freedom.  It's why communists r making u hate state's rights...like jay z they like selling crack to their own people I guess.
Link in bio. https://youtu.be/cr98ywOPvhE  #instagood #eminem #underground #musicvideo #youtube #flow #bars #trap #g #a #la #cali  #followme #beverlyhills #hollywood #btnh #bizzybone
The increasing quality of satellite images makes it easier for #AntiSlavery researchers to track some of these sites and report them to local authorities and #humanitarian groups on the ground. •
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@aplusk #DemiMoore @DavidBeckham @Ashley_Judd @MiraSorvino @Julia.Ormond @Ricky_Martin @Oprah @vicenews

https://news.vice.com/story/satellites-are-helping-root-out-modern-slavery-in-northern-india
The increasing quality of satellite images makes it easier for #AntiSlavery  researchers to track some of these sites and report them to local authorities and #humanitarian  groups on the ground. • • #EndModernSlavery  • • #philanthropy  • • #Cambodia  • • Could this idea be helpful to the other faces of #ModernDaySlavery ? @aplusk #DemiMoore  @DavidBeckham @Ashley_Judd @MiraSorvino @Julia.Ormond @Ricky_Martin @Oprah @vicenews https://news.vice.com/story/satellites-are-helping-root-out-modern-slavery-in-northern-india
This sweet bunch on rescue day. ❤️
This sweet bunch on rescue day. ❤️
Visiting the international slavery museum in Liverpool. The first of its kind in the world. Pioneers of black consciousness and anti-slavery movements. A definite must see if you are ever in Liverpool. #internationalslaverymuseum #blackconsciousness #antislavery #liverpoolmuseum #travelpics
When we gather in Ghana, we don't see in different color. We aren't divided by speaking various languages. We don't require unified religious beliefs. We aren't dwelling on obvious cultural differences.
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When we gather in Ghana, we're working towards freedom for all of us, for a Kingdom goal that transcends nationality, lines on a map, and concern of skin.
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I long for the day when moments like this become normalized and celebrated; they are worth far more than crossing an ocean for.
When we gather in Ghana, we don't see in different color. We aren't divided by speaking various languages. We don't require unified religious beliefs. We aren't dwelling on obvious cultural differences. --- When we gather in Ghana, we're working towards freedom for all of us, for a Kingdom goal that transcends nationality, lines on a map, and concern of skin. --- I long for the day when moments like this become normalized and celebrated; they are worth far more than crossing an ocean for.
Starting in 1831 William Lloyd Garrison published an issue of The Liberator, the leading #abolitionist newspaper, every week for 30 years and would you believe that the Robinson family kept every single issue ever published (as well as some duplicates for good measure)! We're so grateful that they were such pack rats, because we've been able to take some of the duplicate copies and add them to our education collection. Come visit Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, and you can sit and turn the pages on the very same papers that the Robinsons read! .
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 #rokebymuseum #vermonthistory #history #abolition #antislavery #yoursinthecause #activist #activism #useyourvoice #dogood #dogoodwork #socialjustice #historical #historicnewspaper
Starting in 1831 William Lloyd Garrison published an issue of The Liberator, the leading #abolitionist  newspaper, every week for 30 years and would you believe that the Robinson family kept every single issue ever published (as well as some duplicates for good measure)! We're so grateful that they were such pack rats, because we've been able to take some of the duplicate copies and add them to our education collection. Come visit Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, and you can sit and turn the pages on the very same papers that the Robinsons read! . . . . . . . #rokebymuseum  #vermonthistory  #history  #abolition  #antislavery  #yoursinthecause  #activist  #activism  #useyourvoice  #dogood  #dogoodwork  #socialjustice  #historical  #historicnewspaper 
WILLIAM WILLIAMS, SR. (1727-1791)
"Benjamin Lay", c. 1750-1758
Oil on mahogany panel
37.8 x 36.2 cm
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Quaker reformer Benjamin Lay was a key figure in the emerging antislavery movement prior to the Revolutionary War. Having witnessed slavery's horrors while working as a merchant in Barbados, Lay dedicated himself to the abolitionist cause. This portrait of the diminutive activist was commissioned by Benjamin Franklin, whose printing shop had published one of Lay's most stinging abolitionist tracts. Here, Lay stands before the cavelike dwelling in which he and his wife lived and holds a treatise "on happiness" by English Quaker philosopher Thomas Tryon.

#williamwilliams #benjaminlay #oilpainting #nationalportraitgallery #smithsonian #smithsonianinstitution #quaker #abolitionist #antislavery #18thcenturypainting #portrait #portraitpainting #benjaminfranklin #thomastryon
WILLIAM WILLIAMS, SR. (1727-1791) "Benjamin Lay", c. 1750-1758 Oil on mahogany panel 37.8 x 36.2 cm National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Quaker reformer Benjamin Lay was a key figure in the emerging antislavery movement prior to the Revolutionary War. Having witnessed slavery's horrors while working as a merchant in Barbados, Lay dedicated himself to the abolitionist cause. This portrait of the diminutive activist was commissioned by Benjamin Franklin, whose printing shop had published one of Lay's most stinging abolitionist tracts. Here, Lay stands before the cavelike dwelling in which he and his wife lived and holds a treatise "on happiness" by English Quaker philosopher Thomas Tryon. #williamwilliams  #benjaminlay  #oilpainting  #nationalportraitgallery  #smithsonian  #smithsonianinstitution  #quaker  #abolitionist  #antislavery  #18thcenturypainting  #portrait  #portraitpainting  #benjaminfranklin  #thomastryon 
Zamore et Mirza ou l'Heureux naufrage was written 1784, published in 1788, and performed in December 1789 in the year when the French Revolution broke out. 
It is the first French play to put a slave on the stage in the hero's role, to give people of colour voices equal to their white peers, to highlight the barbarity of slavery while simultaneously portraying women and men as equals and addressing the problems of children born out of wedlock. Its author, Olympe De Gouges, was one of the first feminists. De Gouges also wrote the declaration of women's rights at the time when the French Declaration of Human Rights concerned itself with men. A courageous activist, abolitionist and a relentless female voice, she was guillotined during the Terror, in November 1793. She was 45 at the time of her death.
After her death, an anti-slavery play (the Blacks Market) that she had once submitted to the Académie Française and which had been rejected, was burned.
While the French Revolution brought temporary freedom to slaves and abolished the trade, this was short-lived. In 1802 Napoleon, under economic pressures, re-instated slavery.
#empoweredwomen #olympedegouges #frenchrevolution #slavery #womenrights #feminist #reignofterror #diversity #abolitionism #humanrights #antislavery #courageouswomen
Zamore et Mirza ou l'Heureux naufrage was written 1784, published in 1788, and performed in December 1789 in the year when the French Revolution broke out. It is the first French play to put a slave on the stage in the hero's role, to give people of colour voices equal to their white peers, to highlight the barbarity of slavery while simultaneously portraying women and men as equals and addressing the problems of children born out of wedlock. Its author, Olympe De Gouges, was one of the first feminists. De Gouges also wrote the declaration of women's rights at the time when the French Declaration of Human Rights concerned itself with men. A courageous activist, abolitionist and a relentless female voice, she was guillotined during the Terror, in November 1793. She was 45 at the time of her death. After her death, an anti-slavery play (the Blacks Market) that she had once submitted to the Académie Française and which had been rejected, was burned. While the French Revolution brought temporary freedom to slaves and abolished the trade, this was short-lived. In 1802 Napoleon, under economic pressures, re-instated slavery. #empoweredwomen  #olympedegouges  #frenchrevolution  #slavery  #womenrights  #feminist  #reignofterror  #diversity  #abolitionism  #humanrights  #antislavery  #courageouswomen 
It's hard to believe after 9 weeks of working on the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project that I am about to finish. Only the banner left to fill with the words "Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms". This block features my version of the Australian Coat of Arms with a blackbird instead of an emu to represent the history of south sea islanders being kidnapped and recruited to work on the Queensland Sugar and Cotton plantations. I have included both Sugar cane and a Cotton plant in my design. This project has opened my eyes to both modern day slavery and slavery that took place in the past. If you would like to learn more about slavery and the great work being done to reduce it go to www.freedomunited.com @freedomunitedhq and www.antislavery.org.au @antislaveryoz.  Feel free to follow @talfitzpatrick and @illuminatembroidery as they recieve the 120 quilt blocks by the end of August. Thank you for following this process. #stitch #colour #pattern #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #udhrquilts #nearlyfinished #wip #workinprogress #textile #blackandwhite #blackbirdinghistory #wakeupnonindigenousaustralia #moralconscience  #textiles #fabric #humanrights #slaveryhappenshere #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #australianartist #melbourneartist #craftivism #learningasigo #thegreataustraliansilence #unsettling  #helenfraserartist
It's hard to believe after 9 weeks of working on the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project that I am about to finish. Only the banner left to fill with the words "Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms". This block features my version of the Australian Coat of Arms with a blackbird instead of an emu to represent the history of south sea islanders being kidnapped and recruited to work on the Queensland Sugar and Cotton plantations. I have included both Sugar cane and a Cotton plant in my design. This project has opened my eyes to both modern day slavery and slavery that took place in the past. If you would like to learn more about slavery and the great work being done to reduce it go to www.freedomunited.com @freedomunitedhq and www.antislavery.org.au @antislaveryoz. Feel free to follow @talfitzpatrick and @illuminatembroidery as they recieve the 120 quilt blocks by the end of August. Thank you for following this process. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #udhrquilts  #nearlyfinished  #wip  #workinprogress  #textile  #blackandwhite  #blackbirdinghistory  #wakeupnonindigenousaustralia  #moralconscience  #textiles  #fabric  #humanrights  #slaveryhappenshere  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #australianartist  #melbourneartist  #craftivism  #learningasigo  #thegreataustraliansilence  #unsettling  #helenfraserartist 
The german garrison's door of bagamoyo,where slaves from different parts of Africa were kept before they were futher traded to Europe.
#bagamoyo #bwagamoyo #slavetrade #history #worldheritagesite #tourism #tanzania #antislavery #photography #pic #tgbtg
"We have few people who want to help us, so we thank you." Gracious words from a village fisherman to our team last week. We're so grateful for partnerships in which we can equally learn from one another.
"We have few people who want to help us, so we thank you." Gracious words from a village fisherman to our team last week. We're so grateful for partnerships in which we can equally learn from one another.
This is Godwin. He's 8. He tells us he is also called by the name Yaw and holds a staff member's hand as he proudly leads the way out of his village down to the boat. I'm not sure he even looks back, and he sly grins like this every time I look his way over the next two days. Once at the shelter, Godwin puts on neon yellow gym shorts at least four sizes too big touching his ankles and dances around like he owns the place, already testing out his new found freedom.
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@mercyproject exists for children like Godwin. He's a force to be reckoned with, and he deserves to apply his energy and passion into becoming a teacher or a doctor or a lawyer instead of losing his future to a fishing boat. So watch out world; Godwin is destined for big things, and we can't wait to see what he will become.
This is Godwin. He's 8. He tells us he is also called by the name Yaw and holds a staff member's hand as he proudly leads the way out of his village down to the boat. I'm not sure he even looks back, and he sly grins like this every time I look his way over the next two days. Once at the shelter, Godwin puts on neon yellow gym shorts at least four sizes too big touching his ankles and dances around like he owns the place, already testing out his new found freedom. --- @mercyproject exists for children like Godwin. He's a force to be reckoned with, and he deserves to apply his energy and passion into becoming a teacher or a doctor or a lawyer instead of losing his future to a fishing boat. So watch out world; Godwin is destined for big things, and we can't wait to see what he will become.
Today: #Throwback to the October meeting of our Business and Human Rights Forum - when we welcomed two very special guests: Christine Howe from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and Aidan McQuade from Anti-Slavery International. Christine and Aidan addressed the realities of human trafficking in Northern Ireland and made recommendations for businesses in trying to eradicate trafficking from supply chains. Our Business and Human Rights Forum is growing month by month, and is always keen to welcome new members on board - from SMEs to bigger businesses. Our next meeting takes place on Monday 11 September. If you'd like more details, email: zara.porter@nihrc.org
Today: #Throwback  to the October meeting of our Business and Human Rights Forum - when we welcomed two very special guests: Christine Howe from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and Aidan McQuade from Anti-Slavery International. Christine and Aidan addressed the realities of human trafficking in Northern Ireland and made recommendations for businesses in trying to eradicate trafficking from supply chains. Our Business and Human Rights Forum is growing month by month, and is always keen to welcome new members on board - from SMEs to bigger businesses. Our next meeting takes place on Monday 11 September. If you'd like more details, email: zara.porter@nihrc.org
August 10 1827, the Cincinnati riots were triggered by competition between Irish immigrants and African Americans for jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio,  and in relation to white fears of the rapid increase of free and fugitive blacks in the city within the preceding three years. Many complaints from merchants about the poor neighborhoods along the river having ill effects on  waterfront shops and trade with southern planters. While on the other hand many artisans excluded blacks from apprenticeships and jobs. In response over 1000 African Americans moved to Canada due to overseers of the poor announcing that blacks would be required to post bonds of surety in 30 days or face expulsion from the city and state, in an enforcement of the 1807 Black Law, intended to discourage black settlement in the state.
August 10 1827, the Cincinnati riots were triggered by competition between Irish immigrants and African Americans for jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in relation to white fears of the rapid increase of free and fugitive blacks in the city within the preceding three years. Many complaints from merchants about the poor neighborhoods along the river having ill effects on waterfront shops and trade with southern planters. While on the other hand many artisans excluded blacks from apprenticeships and jobs. In response over 1000 African Americans moved to Canada due to overseers of the poor announcing that blacks would be required to post bonds of surety in 30 days or face expulsion from the city and state, in an enforcement of the 1807 Black Law, intended to discourage black settlement in the state.
Under thatched roof with net and fish cage piping scattered around, there was lots of chatter and sweet prayers of blessing and peace between two very different cultures.
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Phillip, one of the village leaders, said to us: we have few people who want to help us. So we thank you.
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But Phillip teaches us too - how to find common humanity in those very different, how to make selfless decisions because they are better for another, how to grant opportunity even when you weren't given it yourself. So thank you, Phillip, for showing us what it means to choose the challenging road of partnership and working together instead of creating temporary fixes in our world.
Under thatched roof with net and fish cage piping scattered around, there was lots of chatter and sweet prayers of blessing and peace between two very different cultures. --- Phillip, one of the village leaders, said to us: we have few people who want to help us. So we thank you. --- But Phillip teaches us too - how to find common humanity in those very different, how to make selfless decisions because they are better for another, how to grant opportunity even when you weren't given it yourself. So thank you, Phillip, for showing us what it means to choose the challenging road of partnership and working together instead of creating temporary fixes in our world.
Afternoon at the office #antislavery
Week 9...Nearing the final stage of the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. One of the most touching stories I have read about during my research into Australia's Blackbirding slave and labour recruiting history is about a boy called Tamoan. He was taken from one of the South Sea Islands to work on the Sugar Plantations on the coast of Queensland sometime in the early 1870s. In my reading so far not much is said about children being used for labour but it did occur. Tamoan was separated from his parents and could not remember the island he came from. About 10 years passed and then he was allowed to return.  As he didn't know the name of his island he couldn't go back. So he devised a plan. For many years he would work on the recruiting tall ships in an attempt to find his island, his family, friends. Then one random day he was in a row boat going out to help recuit some islanders when a man recognised him, calling him by his name. With much excitement and joy they worked out the island he had come from was very close by. Finally, in the 1890s he found his home and was dropped off amidst great exuberance from his tribe once they heard his name. To me this demonstrates the determination, strength and resilience that I read about over and over in relation to the South Sea Islanders, even under heartbreaking circumstances.  I doubt I will ever forget Tamoan. #stitch #colour #pattern #embroidery #udhr #udhrquilt #udhrquilts #whiteaustralia #breakthesilence #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory #whatididntlearninschool #storiesofresilience #blackbirdinghistory #chainstitch #complexity  #australianartist #australianhistory #blackandwhite #antislaveryaustralia #humanrights #reseach #artresearch #antislavery #antislaveryaustralia #learningasigo #zines #helenfraserartist
Week 9...Nearing the final stage of the United Declaration of Human Rights Quilt project. One of the most touching stories I have read about during my research into Australia's Blackbirding slave and labour recruiting history is about a boy called Tamoan. He was taken from one of the South Sea Islands to work on the Sugar Plantations on the coast of Queensland sometime in the early 1870s. In my reading so far not much is said about children being used for labour but it did occur. Tamoan was separated from his parents and could not remember the island he came from. About 10 years passed and then he was allowed to return. As he didn't know the name of his island he couldn't go back. So he devised a plan. For many years he would work on the recruiting tall ships in an attempt to find his island, his family, friends. Then one random day he was in a row boat going out to help recuit some islanders when a man recognised him, calling him by his name. With much excitement and joy they worked out the island he had come from was very close by. Finally, in the 1890s he found his home and was dropped off amidst great exuberance from his tribe once they heard his name. To me this demonstrates the determination, strength and resilience that I read about over and over in relation to the South Sea Islanders, even under heartbreaking circumstances. I doubt I will ever forget Tamoan. #stitch  #colour  #pattern  #embroidery  #udhr  #udhrquilt  #udhrquilts  #whiteaustralia  #breakthesilence  #whiteaustraliahasablackhistory  #whatididntlearninschool  #storiesofresilience  #blackbirdinghistory  #chainstitch  #complexity  #australianartist  #australianhistory  #blackandwhite  #antislaveryaustralia  #humanrights  #reseach  #artresearch  #antislavery  #antislaveryaustralia  #learningasigo  #zines  #helenfraserartist 
​Meet Oliver Johnson. Oliver's likes include long walks on the beach, radical #abolition and editing #antislavery newspapers. Oliver enjoys spending time with his like-minded friends such as William Lloyd Garrison and Rowland Thomas and Rachel Gilpin Robinson of Rokeby. Born and raised a #Vermonter, Oliver has traveled widely, going wherever the cause of abolition takes him. Oliver is quite the catch, because even though he died in 1889, principled men like this don't come around too often! Come "meet" Oliver at our 2017 exhibit, Your in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, open daily until October 29, 2017.
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#rokebymuseum #yoursinthecause #vermonthistory #historicphoto #historyinpictures #photograph #historical #activist #activism #dogoodwork #dogood #socialjustice #socialgood #dosomethingaboutit #useyourvoice #abolitionist #historicphotographs #wednesdaywisdom
​Meet Oliver Johnson. Oliver's likes include long walks on the beach, radical #abolition  and editing #antislavery  newspapers. Oliver enjoys spending time with his like-minded friends such as William Lloyd Garrison and Rowland Thomas and Rachel Gilpin Robinson of Rokeby. Born and raised a #Vermonter , Oliver has traveled widely, going wherever the cause of abolition takes him. Oliver is quite the catch, because even though he died in 1889, principled men like this don't come around too often! Come "meet" Oliver at our 2017 exhibit, Your in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition, open daily until October 29, 2017. . . . . . . . #rokebymuseum  #yoursinthecause  #vermonthistory  #historicphoto  #historyinpictures  #photograph  #historical  #activist  #activism  #dogoodwork  #dogood  #socialjustice  #socialgood  #dosomethingaboutit  #useyourvoice  #abolitionist  #historicphotographs  #wednesdaywisdom 
Lake Volta: a place of absolute beauty as well as great pain and suffering. This is the livelihood of many surrounding fishing villages – it is where they drink and wash clothes and draw water for cooking, the source of fish to feed their families.
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It is also home to thousands of trafficked children – it is where they work long hours, eat and sleep little, the end of dreams and future as they know it. After a dozen trips, the juxtaposition of the two still strike me in such a tangible way.
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There are no enemies here, only survival.
Lake Volta: a place of absolute beauty as well as great pain and suffering. This is the livelihood of many surrounding fishing villages – it is where they drink and wash clothes and draw water for cooking, the source of fish to feed their families. --- It is also home to thousands of trafficked children – it is where they work long hours, eat and sleep little, the end of dreams and future as they know it. After a dozen trips, the juxtaposition of the two still strike me in such a tangible way. --- There are no enemies here, only survival.
The beautiful Evän in our fair trade, organic @baileysalchemyartist mushroom tshirt.
The beautiful Evän in our fair trade, organic @baileysalchemyartist mushroom tshirt.
Let's talk shoes. As with much of my Eco learning an article in the Ecologist many a moon ago educated me about the horrors of the leather industry to People and Planet. Whole rivers contaminated by the chemicals used. The great news is that now you can not only ask #whomademyshoes but also #whataretheymadeof These gorgeous and comfy wedges from @po_zu  are made from pineapple 🍍 leaves and wood and without slavery. So what are you waiting for the perfect wedding shoe that will get way more than #30wears and now on sale! 💛 photo credits  shoes @po_zu  dress @linda_eco_design  photography lead @katy_mcdonnell_photography assistant and this image @lindsayperezphotography model @jesssargent_  #lovepeopleandplanet #ethicalshoes #ecoshoes #weddingshoes #walkthetalk #ecoluxury #antislavery #theweddingrevolution #ecowedding #ethicalwedding #greenweddingshoes #ecobride
Let's talk shoes. As with much of my Eco learning an article in the Ecologist many a moon ago educated me about the horrors of the leather industry to People and Planet. Whole rivers contaminated by the chemicals used. The great news is that now you can not only ask #whomademyshoes  but also #whataretheymadeof  These gorgeous and comfy wedges from @po_zu are made from pineapple 🍍 leaves and wood and without slavery. So what are you waiting for the perfect wedding shoe that will get way more than #30wears  and now on sale! 💛 photo credits shoes @po_zu dress @linda_eco_design photography lead @katy_mcdonnell_photography assistant and this image @lindsayperezphotography model @jesssargent_ #lovepeopleandplanet  #ethicalshoes  #ecoshoes  #weddingshoes  #walkthetalk  #ecoluxury  #antislavery  #theweddingrevolution  #ecowedding  #ethicalwedding  #greenweddingshoes  #ecobride 
#melbourne#gametime#cycle#cycling#instacycle#cyclingagainstslavery#charityride#melbournetomooloolaba#solo#antislavery#antitrafficking#IRescue#DoYou
@destiny_rescue 
@cyclezone 
@oceansretreat.com.au 
@darlingpaddington 
@firm_up_fitness 
@scodyaus 
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Time has come and time is now ticking! 
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Just arrived in Melbourne to a beautiful sunny day with blue skies 😉 and not as cold as I thought 🙏 Thank God!
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Guys please follow my journey, as I embark on a journey from Melbourne to Mooloolaba on solo charity ride to help spread the awareness of child trafficking and sexual exploitation! 
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Jump on my facebook " road to happiness" or go to www.roadtohappiness.com for more info and updates!
Please don't forget to share all my vids and Facebook post. More people that we can reach, more lives we can save! 
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Help us make a difference 😉
#melbourne #gametime #cycle #cycling #instacycle #cyclingagainstslavery #charityride #melbournetomooloolaba #solo #antislavery #antitrafficking #IRescue #DoYou  @destiny_rescue @cyclezone @oceansretreat.com.au @darlingpaddington @firm_up_fitness @scodyaus _ Time has come and time is now ticking! _ Just arrived in Melbourne to a beautiful sunny day with blue skies 😉 and not as cold as I thought 🙏 Thank God! _ Guys please follow my journey, as I embark on a journey from Melbourne to Mooloolaba on solo charity ride to help spread the awareness of child trafficking and sexual exploitation! _ Jump on my facebook " road to happiness" or go to www.roadtohappiness.com for more info and updates! Please don't forget to share all my vids and Facebook post. More people that we can reach, more lives we can save! _ Help us make a difference 😉
We support #ethicalbrands like @outlanddenim #Repost: ・・・
🎄Christmas came early-- wow thanks @outlanddenim for these beauties! Thanks Sally for your thoughtful note!  I love these artfully made, super high quality #skinnyjeans in blue & black (these black jeans are designed to fade). Best thing is a % of this company's profits go directly to fight #slavery & the company also hires survivors.  Back to the jeans, they fit incredibly, snug in all the right places!! I'll snap another pic when I wear them! 💜💜 My husband Matt Friedman of The Mekong Club spoke at their company HQ in Australia and they gifted him with jeans for moi! (He said he doesn't need jeans, please give them to my wife! 😍) #ethicalbrand #outlanddenim #thesocialdenim #madedifferent #zeroexploitation #ethicalfashion #ethicalshopping #ethicaljeans #cleansupplychains #antislavery
We support #ethicalbrands  like @outlanddenim #Repost : ・・・ 🎄Christmas came early-- wow thanks @outlanddenim for these beauties! Thanks Sally for your thoughtful note! I love these artfully made, super high quality #skinnyjeans  in blue & black (these black jeans are designed to fade). Best thing is a % of this company's profits go directly to fight #slavery  & the company also hires survivors. Back to the jeans, they fit incredibly, snug in all the right places!! I'll snap another pic when I wear them! 💜💜 My husband Matt Friedman of The Mekong Club spoke at their company HQ in Australia and they gifted him with jeans for moi! (He said he doesn't need jeans, please give them to my wife! 😍) #ethicalbrand  #outlanddenim  #thesocialdenim  #madedifferent  #zeroexploitation  #ethicalfashion  #ethicalshopping  #ethicaljeans  #cleansupplychains  #antislavery 
Red dirt, cloudy skies, and green, green grass as far as you can see.
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Our @mercyproject crew returned yesterday from a week full of busy travel, hard work, lots of laughs, and sweet freedom for 11 more children in Ghana. Network access is always hit or miss while there, so I'll be sharing a few shots from the trip this week.
Red dirt, cloudy skies, and green, green grass as far as you can see. --- Our @mercyproject crew returned yesterday from a week full of busy travel, hard work, lots of laughs, and sweet freedom for 11 more children in Ghana. Network access is always hit or miss while there, so I'll be sharing a few shots from the trip this week.
🎄Christmas came early-- wow thanks @outlanddenim for these beauties! Thanks @sallyatownsend for your thoughtful note!  I love these artfully made, super high quality #skinnyjeans in blue & black (these black jeans are designed to fade). Best thing is a % of this company's profits go directly to fight #slavery & the company also hires survivors.  Back to the jeans, they fit incredibly, snug in all the right places!! I'll snap another pic when I wear them! 💜💜 My loving husband Matt Friedman of The Mekong Club spoke at their company HQ in Australia and they gifted him with jeans for moi! (He said he doesn't need jeans, please give them to my wife! 😍) #ethicalbrand #outlanddenim #thesocialdenim #madedifferent #zeroexploitation #ethicalfashion #ethicalshopping #ethicaljeans #cleansupplychains #antislavery
🎄Christmas came early-- wow thanks @outlanddenim for these beauties! Thanks @sallyatownsend for your thoughtful note! I love these artfully made, super high quality #skinnyjeans  in blue & black (these black jeans are designed to fade). Best thing is a % of this company's profits go directly to fight #slavery  & the company also hires survivors. Back to the jeans, they fit incredibly, snug in all the right places!! I'll snap another pic when I wear them! 💜💜 My loving husband Matt Friedman of The Mekong Club spoke at their company HQ in Australia and they gifted him with jeans for moi! (He said he doesn't need jeans, please give them to my wife! 😍) #ethicalbrand  #outlanddenim  #thesocialdenim  #madedifferent  #zeroexploitation  #ethicalfashion  #ethicalshopping  #ethicaljeans  #cleansupplychains  #antislavery 
#radio#radiointerview#media#cyclingagainstslavery#awareness#followthemovement#antislavery#antitrafficking#charity#caharityride#melbournetomooloolaba
@destiny_rescue
@cyclezone
@oceansretreat.com.au
@darlingpaddington
@firm_up_fitness 
@scodyaus 
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Thank you to Mark and Caroline from 92.7 Mixfm sunshine coast for having us on this morning.
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First radio interview done and dusted 😉
Here are the recipients of a sensitization meeting lead by the head of ENAs antislavery program. We teach as many people as we can about the effects of modern slavery. Our programs give people the right tools so they can build a life for themselves. With the help we give and a nudge in the right direction, many are proving that they have the power within themselves to provide for themselves and their families. #getengagedtoday #rescue #educated #lift #heal #rescue #antislavery #modernslave
Here are the recipients of a sensitization meeting lead by the head of ENAs antislavery program. We teach as many people as we can about the effects of modern slavery. Our programs give people the right tools so they can build a life for themselves. With the help we give and a nudge in the right direction, many are proving that they have the power within themselves to provide for themselves and their families. #getengagedtoday  #rescue  #educated  #lift  #heal  #rescue  #antislavery  #modernslave 
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#TheHaitianRebellion: On Sunday, August 21, 1791, former enslaved man #ToussaintlOuverture led a #revolt against #French #plantationowners in #Haiti in what became the largest and most successful #antislavery #anticolonial campaign in the Western Hemisphere. It was a long battle that kept both the French & #British forces at bay who were eventually overthrown and withdrew from the island in 1798 and l'Ouverture taking over all of #Hispaniola (Haiti & D.R.) and abolishing #Slavery there in 1801.
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The #NatTurner Rebellion: On Sunday, August 21, 1831, occurred when (according to Blackpast.org), "Turner received what he assumed was a sign from God when he witnessed the #eclipse of the sun. 🤔This then led to the beginning of his #uprising which, though unsuccessful in a nationwide spread to end slavery in America, did result in 75 enslaved and free Black people killing 50 plantation owners & their families in 2 days. 200 enslaved people were killed in retaliation a couple months later, but the effect was so huge that its ripple increased many abolitionist movements to end slavery nationwide.
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I honestly had NO IDEA, prior to my conceptualizing the #Blacksunalbum, that these parallel events took place on the same day in history I planned to release my project--how could I, since I have no godly power I know of to schedule a #totalsolareclipse on that particular day, let alone any day?! But I know there are no coincidences. While my #revolution is an audio-visual one fought with #historicalfacts fused into #music and #lyrics...#knowledgeispower, still, and knowing this history and connection is #empowerment in the fight against #racism and #whitesupremacy propaganda.
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I feel honored to be a vessel for this, and I truly believe this could be part of a larger awakening within the #AfricanDiaspora to reclaim our power, our history, if I dare quote a current meme--#reclaimingmytime (our time) as over 500 years is a long time to have stolen from an entire culture/people (the 1st recorded enslaved Africans were kidnapped by the #Portuguese in 1441 and taken back to Portugal...so yes...over 500 years of this slavery bullshit)!
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#WakeUp #RiseUp #N
Repost @ahmedsirour ・・・ #TheHaitianRebellion : On Sunday, August 21, 1791, former enslaved man #ToussaintlOuverture  led a #revolt  against #French  #plantationowners  in #Haiti  in what became the largest and most successful #antislavery  #anticolonial  campaign in the Western Hemisphere. It was a long battle that kept both the French & #British  forces at bay who were eventually overthrown and withdrew from the island in 1798 and l'Ouverture taking over all of #Hispaniola  (Haiti & D.R.) and abolishing #Slavery  there in 1801. . The #NatTurner  Rebellion: On Sunday, August 21, 1831, occurred when (according to Blackpast.org), "Turner received what he assumed was a sign from God when he witnessed the #eclipse  of the sun. 🤔This then led to the beginning of his #uprising  which, though unsuccessful in a nationwide spread to end slavery in America, did result in 75 enslaved and free Black people killing 50 plantation owners & their families in 2 days. 200 enslaved people were killed in retaliation a couple months later, but the effect was so huge that its ripple increased many abolitionist movements to end slavery nationwide. . I honestly had NO IDEA, prior to my conceptualizing the #Blacksunalbum , that these parallel events took place on the same day in history I planned to release my project--how could I, since I have no godly power I know of to schedule a #totalsolareclipse  on that particular day, let alone any day?! But I know there are no coincidences. While my #revolution  is an audio-visual one fought with #historicalfacts  fused into #music  and #lyrics ...#knowledgeispower , still, and knowing this history and connection is #empowerment  in the fight against #racism  and #whitesupremacy  propaganda. . I feel honored to be a vessel for this, and I truly believe this could be part of a larger awakening within the #AfricanDiaspora  to reclaim our power, our history, if I dare quote a current meme--#reclaimingmytime  (our time) as over 500 years is a long time to have stolen from an entire culture/people (the 1st recorded enslaved Africans were kidnapped by the #Portuguese  in 1441 and taken back to Portugal...so yes...over 500 years of this slavery bullshit)! . #WakeUp  #RiseUp  #N 
#TheHaitianRevolution: On Sunday, August 21, 1791, former enslaved man #ToussaintlOuverture led a #revolt against #French #plantationowners in #Haiti in what became the largest and most successful #antislavery #anticolonial campaign in the Western Hemisphere. It was a long battle that kept both the French & #British forces at bay who were eventually overthrown and withdrew from the island in 1798 and l'Ouverture taking over all of #Hispaniola (Haiti & D.R.) and abolishing #Slavery there in 1801.
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The #NatTurner Rebellion: On Sunday, August 21, 1831, occurred when (according to Blackpast.org), "Turner received what he assumed was a sign from God when he witnessed the #eclipse of the sun. 🤔This then led to the beginning of his #uprising which, though unsuccessful in a nationwide end slavery in America, did result in 75 enslaved & free Black people killing around 50 of their captors & their families in 2 days. About 200 enslaved people (including Turner) were killed in retaliation 2 months later, but the effect was so huge that its ripple increased many abolitionist movements to end slavery nationwide.
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I honestly had NO IDEA, prior to my conceptualizing the #Blacksunalbum, that these parallel events took place on the same day in history I planned to release my project--how could I, since I have no godly power I know of to schedule a #totalsolareclipse on that particular day, let alone any day?! But I know there are no coincidences. While my #revolution is an audio-visual one fought with #historicalfacts fused into #music and #lyrics...#knowledgeispower, still, and knowing this history and connection is #empowerment in the fight against #racism and #whitesupremacy propaganda.
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I feel honored to be a vessel for this, and I truly believe this could be part of a larger awakening within the #AfricanDiaspora to reclaim our power, our history, if I dare quote a current meme--#reclaimingmytime (our time) as over 500 years is a long time to have stolen from an entire culture/people (the 1st recorded enslaved Africans were kidnapped by the #Portuguese in 1441 and taken back to Portugal...so yes...over 500 years of this slavery bullshit)!
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#WakeUp #RiseUp #NewMoon 🌕🌗🌘✊🏿
#TheHaitianRevolution : On Sunday, August 21, 1791, former enslaved man #ToussaintlOuverture  led a #revolt  against #French  #plantationowners  in #Haiti  in what became the largest and most successful #antislavery  #anticolonial  campaign in the Western Hemisphere. It was a long battle that kept both the French & #British  forces at bay who were eventually overthrown and withdrew from the island in 1798 and l'Ouverture taking over all of #Hispaniola  (Haiti & D.R.) and abolishing #Slavery  there in 1801. . The #NatTurner  Rebellion: On Sunday, August 21, 1831, occurred when (according to Blackpast.org), "Turner received what he assumed was a sign from God when he witnessed the #eclipse  of the sun. 🤔This then led to the beginning of his #uprising  which, though unsuccessful in a nationwide end slavery in America, did result in 75 enslaved & free Black people killing around 50 of their captors & their families in 2 days. About 200 enslaved people (including Turner) were killed in retaliation 2 months later, but the effect was so huge that its ripple increased many abolitionist movements to end slavery nationwide. . I honestly had NO IDEA, prior to my conceptualizing the #Blacksunalbum , that these parallel events took place on the same day in history I planned to release my project--how could I, since I have no godly power I know of to schedule a #totalsolareclipse  on that particular day, let alone any day?! But I know there are no coincidences. While my #revolution  is an audio-visual one fought with #historicalfacts  fused into #music  and #lyrics ...#knowledgeispower , still, and knowing this history and connection is #empowerment  in the fight against #racism  and #whitesupremacy  propaganda. . I feel honored to be a vessel for this, and I truly believe this could be part of a larger awakening within the #AfricanDiaspora  to reclaim our power, our history, if I dare quote a current meme--#reclaimingmytime  (our time) as over 500 years is a long time to have stolen from an entire culture/people (the 1st recorded enslaved Africans were kidnapped by the #Portuguese  in 1441 and taken back to Portugal...so yes...over 500 years of this slavery bullshit)! . #WakeUp  #RiseUp  #NewMoon  🌕🌗🌘✊🏿