Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tonight is Invisible Children Night!

Hey everyone, sorry for thew late update on the blog, been really busy lately.

Anyways, this is just a quick update. Tonight is the Invisible Children documentary showing at 7:00 in Cardinal Hall and will last about 2 hours. Spread the word, and hopefully you can all make it!


Cody Bennett

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Upcoming Invisible Children Event

Hello everyone, and I hope all is going well for you! This post is about our upcoming showing of the documentary "Invisible Children." This heart-wrenching documentary is about child soldiers in Africa, particularly those forced to work under the LRA (Lords Resistance Army).

This showing, as well as information about the group who made this documentary, will be available on February 28th in Cardinal Hall at the Student Center. Please, if you can make it, I implore you to do so and bring your friends! This documentary will be a real big eye opener for all! If you would like additional info, please feel free to email us at freetheslavesbsu@gmail.com or message us on our Facebook group Free the Slaves Ball State Chapter.

If you would like even more info about the documentary, please follow this link to the website:

That's all for this week everyone! I hope you will continue to read this blog and join us in the fight against slavery!


Cody Bennett

Monday, February 13, 2012

Book List and Upcoming Documentary Showing

Hey everyone sorry for the late update to the blog. Been a little busy lately, but here is that book list I promised from the last post. Please note that this is nowhere near a complete list. This is just a sample of books that shed light and provide excellent stories and examples of modern slavery. If you can be sure to pick up a copy of any of these books from Amazon or at the library.

-- The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice by Kathryn Bolkovac

--Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People by Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd, and Alex Kent Williamson

-- A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery by E. Benjamin Skinner

-- Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara

-- The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, With a New Preface by Kevin Bales

-- Sold: One Woman's True Account of Modern Slavery by Zana Muhsen

-- Not in My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery by Dillon Burroughs and Charles Powell

As I mentioned before, this is really just a small sample of the thousands of books out there on this topic. Just a simple Google search will yield a myriad of results. Please, for the sake of those trapped, check out these books, educate yourselves, and help be a part of the solution.

Coming up as well is the documentary Invisible Children. This is a heart-wrenching documentary about the life of child soldiers in the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in Africa. The documentary is scheduled to be shown on Tuesday February 28th from 7:00-10:00 P.M. at the Cardinal Hall in the Student Center. Please attend if you can. It is an excellent documentary and sheds light on a terrible part of humanity.

Well that's it for this week folks. Please check back this upcoming weekend for any new updates and/or news.



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Meeting Times

Hey everyone I forgot to mention meeting times. For anyone interested in becoming a part of something important, our meetings are Tuesdays at 9 pm in Bracken on the 4th floor. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us!


Cody Bennett

Hello everyone, this is Cody Bennett speaking. Well, OK typing but you get the idea haha. Anyways, I would like to welcome you all back to the Free the Slaves blog! It's been quite some time since this blog was updated, but with me in control of it I hope to give updates at least once a week regarding possible new global legislation, charities, and media to help spread awareness of slavery worldwide. With that, I would like to welcome you all back!

To begin this official first blog post in over a year, I will be posting a movie list that explores the issue of global slavery. Some of these movies may be well know to you, and others not so much. However, I implore you all to look into these films and share them with everyone you can! We need to get more and more people in on this massive undertaking of global awareness, and it all starts with us, just one person at a time, spreading the word!

That's all for today folks! Make sure to check back next week for any new updates and I will hopefully be adding in a book list for you all to check out!


Cody Bennett