Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Hello to those of you who saw the flyers posted around campus or who were informed by other means.  As you know, the call-out meetings are scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 26th and Wednesday Feb. 27th from 7 - 7:45 pm in Robert Bell 291 (the Writing Center).  We'll be viewing a few video clips about slavery at home and abroad and discussing our relationship to the men, women, and children who are in bondage.  Bring your stories of why you're passionate about this issue and your ideas of how we can work to combat modern global slavery in all its forms (i.e., debt bondage, child labor, the sex trade, etc).  

This group is a chapter of a larger organization called Free the Slaves.  It is based in America but has international reach, having already freed a number of slaves in many countries (click on the link to the right for more information).  Even though FTS has connections with grassroots anti-slavery groups around the world, they have never before sponsored local versions of their organization.  Consequently, they have not given us any rigid plans, procedures, or practices to follow.  We, through collaboration with each other, have control over what we'll do with our time and resources.  In concert with other pilot chapters on the West and East coasts, we can contribute to the dialogue concerning the role of college students in this movement.  

If you're not able to come to either of the meetings, send an email to the address on the right to be informed of upcoming activities and meetings.  Also, keep an eye on this blog, and give your opinions about how we can best work to eradicate slavery around the world.