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Help Celebrate National Freedom Day – April 15, 2014 #standwithme

“People fall into slavery not because they are willing, and not because they’re stupid, it’s because they have been lied to,” Lisa Kristine

Watch the trailer below.#standwithme will be available to own for $11.99 on April 15th. To celebrate National Freedom Day, the filmmakers are offering the documentary at a reduced price using Vivienne’s “Pay what’s in your heart” model! For one week beginning on February 1st, you may pre-order the film and any amount above $8 will be donated to the organizations helping to free children from slavery.

PURCHASE ONLINE or ATTEND A PREMIERE: standwithmemovie.com
ATTEND THE WORKSHOP TOUR: storytellingwithheart.com

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Slavery Is All Around Us.

Lisa Kristine is a humanitarian photographer who specializes in images of remote indigenous peoples. “Kristine has collaborated with international humanitarian organizations and is often asked to present her work to inspire discussions on human rights and social change.”

She is a storyteller. This is her story from her TEDxMaui 2012 presentation designed to shed light on the world of modern day slavery. “It’s all around us,” she says. “We just don’t see it.” Her photos and story will help you see it better.

Investigating Sex Trafficking – The Price Of Sex

“The film opened my eyes to the scope and scorching pain of the human trafficking problem. While it is difficult to watch—you should see it. The best weapon against this blight is awareness.” — David Jacobson, Ambassador of the United States of America

You can see if there is a screening of The Price of Sex near you, or purchase a DVD for home use, or for play at public schools or universities.

“The portraits of the women featured in the film are powerful and heart-rending… Suitable for some mature high school classes and for college courses in cultural anthropology, anthropology of women/gender, anthropology of globalization/neoliberalism, and Eastern European studies, as well as general audiences.” - David Eller, Anthropology Review Database

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A Need To Properly Define “Modern Day Slavery”

I think the title of the following video is inaccurate.

What I see in this video is exploitation, but I don’t see slavery. And I think to fight modern slavery properly, we need to make sure we define it properly. Kevin Bales, in his TED presentation on how to combat modern slavery, went out of his way to make certain his audience understood what he meant by “slave.” He needed to be specific to frame the conversation properly. And his definition of a slave and mine are the same: a slave is someone who is forced to work, under the threat of physical harm, without pay.

What this video is documenting is important. It’s just not slavery. Perhaps that’s why “modern day slavery” is in quotes. I don’t know. What I do know is that the tactics required to fight modern slavery are different than those required to fight the exploitation of the poor and disenfranchised. Both camps will be better served if we focus properly.

What are your thoughts?

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How To Combat Modern Slavery – Watch This

“If you worship in the temple of learning, do not mock the gods. Because they will take you, fill you with curiosity and desire, and drive you with a passion to change things.” – Kevin Bales, Free The Slaves

“Are you willing to live in a world with slavery? I think there is enough intellectual power in this room to end slavery.  And if we can’t use our collective intelligence power to bring about the end of slavery, are we truly free?” – Kevn Bales

I hope you worship in the temple of learning.

18 minutes long. Make the time.

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