We’re really close to our goal, with just a few days left to our special campaign. FTS supporters have been answering the call donate the book Slavery to California schools and libraries. You can put us over the top on our Freedom Education Project on Indie GoGo. All donations, big or small, get us closer to the goal.
Now that’s a better way to help educate kids than buying a lottery ticket!
Most kids learn that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. That’s not entirely accurate. Lincoln helped make slavery illegal. But that hasn’t prevented slavery from still existing.
There are 27 million slaves in the world today – more than any other time in history. Thousands are here in theU.S.Just like inLincoln’s time, slaves are forced to work without pay under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away.
Join the pilot phase of our Freedom Education Project on IndieGoGo. Our goal is to donate 27 books about modern slavery to schools and libraries inCalifornia. The books feature the luminous photography of Lisa Kristine, who has traveled to the frontlines to capture Free the Slaves field projects around the world.
See photos from the book in a stunning video at the Freedom Education project webpage.
All proceeds help Free the Slaves fight slavery worldwide.
A young Free the Slaves supporter named April recently created her own beautifully-produced anti-slavery film. After becoming aware of modern-slavery, she decided to take action. She launched a blog called “Later, Slavery,” with frequent updates featuring articles, thought-leaders and media about the anti-slavery movement. We love her creativity—and the fact that she’s channeling her talents to raise awareness about modern-slavery!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. And if you still haven’t gotten a present for your beloved this year, we’ve got a last minute gift you can give:
Send a Valentine’s Day ecard, and help end slavery!
This year, get your Valentine something original, something that lasts, something that changes the world.
Click on this link to make a $10 donation to Free the Slaves and send an eValentine to the love in your life.
Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series of blog posts written by longtime Free the Slaves supporter Carol Metzker. Carol has been writing about her visit to Punarnawa ashram in India, where girls who have survived slavery heal and rehabilitate. (You can read her earlier articles here and here.) Today, she writes about a donation of a “tiny herd of cows” has given the survivors daily food to eat—in the form of fresh dairy, as well as compost for gardens. Extra dairy is also sold at the nearby market. Small donations make a big difference to our frontline projects. To donate to Free the Slaves, go here.
Because of a tiny herd of cows, a cow shed and a bio-gas system donated to Punarnawa, the ashram has enough dairy products to feed 26-30 residents daily, enough methane (from the bio-gas system’s processing of cow manure) to cook meals, and compost for their gardens. There is also enough extra milk to sell at the market to generate income to pay for the cows’ vet bills and extra feed. In the mornings, the milkman rides his bike to the center, picks up the extra milk and rides off to sell it at the market. Even a worker from the nearby village who helps with the cows, paid in milk, benefits from the project.
How does a bio-gas system work? Cow dung, mixed with water and cow urine, decomposes in an underground digester. Methane rises to the top of the digester and travels through a valved pipe to the kitchen and to a stove. The leftover decomposed mixture—minus methane—leaves the digester and flows into a shallow pit where it can be gathered for use as compost.
Saturday, February 12th is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. You were probably taught in school that he’s the president who ended slavery.
Sorry to tell you that your teacher was misinformed.
Lincoln helped make slavery illegal. But that hasn’t prevented slavery from still existing.
“If slavery is not wrong,” Lincoln wrote in 1864, “nothing is wrong.”
However, there are 27 million slaves in the world today – more than any other time in history. Thousands are here in the U.S. Just like in Lincoln’s time, slaves are forced to work without pay under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away.
For Lincoln’s birthday, you can help Free the Slaves educate the next generation of abolitionists.
Join the pilot phase of our Freedom Education Project on IndieGoGo. Our goal is to donate 27 books about modern slavery to schools and libraries in California. The books feature the stunning photography of Lisa Kristine, who has traveled to the frontlines to capture Free the Slaves field projects around the world. All donations, big or small, get us closer to the goal. And all proceeds help Free the Slaves fight slavery worldwide.