FREEDOM WEEK

Bringing the Central Valley together to end human trafficking in our communities- Feb. 19-26, 2012

Action of The Day #4: Be Prepared To Be A Lifeline

Read through Signs Of Human Trafficking
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the signs of possible human trafficking so that you can be alert to red flags that might indicate a human trafficking situation.
If you work in health or social services or law enforcement, read and download indicators of human trafficking specific to your field, and other job related resources, provided by U.S. Health and Human Services.
If you are in education, assessment tools and resources are available through the U.S. Dept. of education and other sources here.

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Action of the Day #3: Be Educated

Take the time to think: What questions do you have about human trafficking? What do you recognize that you don’t know? What is some key information that would help you be more equipped to respond to the reality of human trafficking in your community? These are excellent starting points.
Check out the information and resource links on this website. Central Valley Justice Coalition has a wealth of information on human trafficking and local information.
Look at our book list on our Go Forward Action+Resource Booklet and consider a book to read. Subscribe to blogs and news feeds such as CNN Freedom Project, Not For Sale, and Polaris Project and locally with the CVJC website.
Get connected with local organizations, or larger ones, to get more information.
Need help or suggestions? Email CVJC or call 752-1865.
Being educated is crucial to “smart activism” and effectively engaging our community in the effort to bring freedom where there is injustice.

Action Item of the Day #2

Do you work with immigrant, child, social, or community services, or health care, education, youth services? We need personnel in all these fields to be trained and aware of signs of a victim in their midst. Help
get yourself and your agency equipped with training.
Email Ronna.bright@eocsanctuary.org

Action Of The Day #1

There are MANY ways to get involved locally. We will be sharing action items from our Go Forward Resource+action Booklet each day.

Mentor a human trafficking survivor.
After someone is rescued, one of the key needs is a support system and someone to walk with them as they start their new life with new hope! We have many organizations that are working to have be part of that support system, but as we all know, friendship is absolutely necessary and healthy, mentoring relationships are vital. This is a GREAT NEED.
Contact Faith.Hope.Love at info@fhl-ministries.com if you are interested in being a mentor.

Welcome To The Movement to Bring Freedom!

There is something big going on here. Freedom is coming for those trapped in the horrific world of human trafficking.

We welcome you to Go Forward:

1. Get educated on the reality of human trafficking, both the problems and the hope. See our church + general resources.

2. Check out “Take Action After Freedom Week” to learn how you and your church can get connected in your community and respond to human trafficking.

3. Subscribe to our Freedom Week blogs  for daily tips on how to get involved and subscribe to the Central Valley Justice Coalition blog site to be connected to the movement in the Central Valley. These are also posted on the Central Valley Justice Coalition Facebook page and Twitter: @CVJC_Updates.

4. Explore this site and the CVJC page for more!

Go Forward- Take Action After Freedom Week

The goal of Freedom Week is to provide you with a greater understanding of the issue of human trafficking in our community- both the tragedy and the hope.  We have compiled a Resource booklet to help  connect you to those providing help to victims of human trafficking in our community.
May it help you begin to develop your own response, and in turn, enthuse your local community to get involved in helping free the captives and create a “slave free” world. Click on the image below to view and download

Go Forward Resource Booklet

KSEE 24 report on Freedom Week

KSEE reported at the City Of Fresno’s proclamation of Freedom Week. See and share the report here.

Dinuba Screening added to Freedom Week

Fundraiser For Ministry To Juveniles

Freedom Week co-sponsors Faith.Hope.Love is focus on both outreach to victims and survivors of domestic minor trafficking and prevention of child trafficking. They have been working with other partnering agencies dealing with foster care as well as outreach groups and survivors themselves and we are grateful for the work they are doing.
Faith.Hope.Love will have a Tri-Tip Take-out Dinner fundraiser to support their work on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. as part of Freedom Week, at 7948 N Maple Ave, Fresno CA 93720. (SE corner of Maple and Nees)
The dinner includes barbecue chicken and tri-tip, rice, salad, and barbecue beans.
Dinner tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Purchase four tickets for $40 and the 5th meal half off. (advanced ticket sales only)
To order tickets, send checks to FHL Ministries P.O. Box 25871 Fresno, CA 93729 by February 18 2012.

Two Events Cancelled

Two Freedom Week  events have been cancelled:
Sex+Money Documentary screening on Wednesday, January 23
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Training on Thursday, January 24
Please make note on any calendars

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