FREEDOM WEEK

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

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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.

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

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!

Sign up for Just Act Day!

Just Act Day is an incredible opportunity to response to the issue of slavery in our community with action.
Today we officially present the six Just Act Fresno activities:
-California Against Sexual Exploitation Act Signature Campaign
-Silent March to Raise Awareness
-Pass Out Flyers to Get Other to JUST ACT
-Prayer Walk
-Prayer at New Creation Ministries
-Clean Up At Lafayette Park
-Help Set Up and Tear Down

Go to our Just Act page to see details and to sign-up!

Freedom Week Promo

Slavery exists here, but we can do something about it:
Promo, 3 min. version

Freedom Week Promo, 3 Min. from Central Valley Justice Coalition on Vimeo.

1 min. version

Freedom Week Promo- 1 Min. version from Central Valley Justice Coalition on Vimeo.
To download for use at your church and to share, go to the Vimeo page.

Visalia Workshop “Set Them Free”

The flyers for Visalia’s event “Set Them Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop are in! You can download this and other materials directly from our Box Widget on the right hand side. Please share this with others in the Visalia area.
For more information, contact Heidi at (559) 731-3832

Training/ Movie Screening At FPU Added!

Fresno Pacific University is hosting two events during Freedom Week.
On Wednesday, February 22, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a screening of Sex+Money:The National Search For Human Worth, a documentary focused on sex trafficking in the U.S.
On Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m., Faith.Hope.Love is presenting a Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Prevention training. The training is intended to help participant to understand the tricks used to lure minors into sex trafficking and the signs that indicate that a minor may be a victim of human trafficking. This training is highly recommended for people connected with foster care, education, health care, as well as parents, churches, and anyone who interacts with minors.
Please RSVP at info@fhl-ministries.com if you are going.
Faith.Hope.Love is a ministry dedicated to the prevention of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Visalia Event Added To Freedom Week!

Radiant Church in Visalia will be hosting a human trafficking awareness training event and movie screening on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m., 316 NW 3rd St. (across from the Salvation Army Thrift Shop)
The event will include a screening of the movie Sex+Money: The National Search For Human Worth with training and a time of musical worship and prayer.
Like with our other Freedom Week events, we will have resources available at the Visalia event.
For more information and to join the volunteer team for Visalia, contact Heidi at 697-7706.

Spread the Word About Freedom Week

Freedom Week is an incredible opportunity for the community to learn about human trafficking, be equipped, and respond.
We get to come together and be a voice to the voiceless and the hands and feet that serve them.
However, it’s a big job getting the word out in our communities and we need you help to tell people and encourage them to participate.
So how can you do that? Here are several ways:

Help give out flyers and posters
You can download the flyers from the website and print them. We will also have professional flyers and posters available after Jan. 16 at the Fresno First Baptist Church office, 1400 Saginaw Ave., Fresno from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Contact us if you would like flyers taken to your church or if you live closer to the Dinuba area.
-Join others in hanging flyers in the two mile area around your home and at the places you frequent (groceries stores, Starbucks, etc.). Together, we’ll bring awareness to our communities.
-Help us to hang posters at schools, church campuses, and public places (with permission, of course)
-Take flyers to give out to those you know or drop off at locations in your community (with permission)
-Have flyers available at your church or other group meetings.

On our website
-Download the Freedom Week poster/flyer and share via internet or print out and use to promote.
-Download and give the Church Leaders’ invitational letter to church leaders you know with The Church Action List.
-Follow our Freedom Week blogsite. Share our blogsite through email and on your social media sites. Share posts.

On Facebook
-“Like” our Freedom Week page on Facebook. Click on “Invite Friends” and recommend our page to others. Share posts you enjoy.
-Share and invite people to our event pages on facebook, which are being posted on the Freedom Week page and our group page.
-Post the link to the Freedom Week website and the Freedom Week page every day to encourage people to take part.
-Change you profile picture to the flyer image

On other Social Media sites
-Follow Freedom Week on Twitter, #FreedomWeek2012 and retweet posts.
-Information and resources are also posted on Central Valley Justice Coalition‘s media sites.

AND one of the most important ways to get the word out and to talk to people you know and share why you are taking part in Freedom Week.

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