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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: College Kids Vow to End Slavery

Society & Culture  (tags: education, culture, students, human slavery, human rights, rights, news, goodnews, GoodNews, society, politics, freedoms, children, activists )

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For the better part of an hour, 42,000 college students stood in the frigid Atlanta night, patiently waiting for a statue illustrating the fight against human trafficking to be illuminated.

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Thursday January 12, 2012, 10:33 am
Noted, thanks! Not that I'm 'old' (but I'm out of college)... but it's nice to see young adults using their time and energy on something like this rather than a frat kegger...

Stuart Thomas (497)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 1:27 pm
Noled. It is so sad to know that slavery still exists in our modern world.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 1:44 pm
Thanks Cal

Latonya W (82)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 2:39 pm
wow Im proud of these kids.........

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 2:48 pm
Thanks Cal.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 5:53 pm
Noted, so thankfull people still care

Nicole W (646)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 6:56 pm
wow, wish they would do the same for animal cruelty

jayasri amma (10)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 7:09 pm

Patricia N (9)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 9:44 pm
So much slavery around the world. I often wonder how they traffic women into U. S. and Canada across the borders when they need passports. Thanks for the posting.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 10:59 pm
I agree with Susan. Thank you Cal for this news item. I'm grateful for the stand these brave and thoughtful college kids are gives us hope.

It comes as a shock to us when we first realize that crimes against women and children happen frequently in our own neighbourhoods.
The Truth About Human Trafficking, Pimps, and JohnsShockingly, slavery/human trafficking exists in everyone's communitiess and they don't realize it...imagining it happens somewhere else...another country. We learn from the article Rose posted - linked - that the people responsible are "rather average Americans who trivialize sexual violence against women."

As for those who wonder why the same isn't done for animals, please visit People for Global Justice. This organization works against the injustices committed upon humans AND animals, as well as environment crimes.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday January 13, 2012, 12:14 am

Natasha L (19)
Friday January 13, 2012, 7:50 am

Vivien Green (153)
Friday January 13, 2012, 1:30 pm
Noted thank you Cal kudos to them.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday January 13, 2012, 2:51 pm

Roger Skinner (14)
Friday January 13, 2012, 3:17 pm
I'm confused. Exactly WHAT difference did this make? Maybe some more people were made aware of the problem but, nothing constructive was actually accomplished.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday January 13, 2012, 4:19 pm
Amen to the college men and women. Their not kids. Their hero's to be in making a difference. If every college campus followed their footsteps, it could be a huge event to made a difference in this crazy world and save lives. It's not any different than the 99% making a difference.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 4:18 am
Absolute kudos to the student (and thank heavans Education has sprouted some trully compassionate and intelligent youngsters). may heavan shower these kids with countless blessings

alicia m (97)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
noted, gracias

Anne F (17)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:33 pm
Here's a novel for today's readers (may be the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for today): Mastiff by Tamora Pierce. The sorrowful reality of slavery needs to be changed.

Debbie Bush (12)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 2:23 am
How Awesome! Great story, great people! Heartwarming to see a generation care. Thanks!

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 3:41 am
great news

colleen p (38)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 9:45 am
not good enough. if being here taught me anything, they have to also count in animal slavery. so no Asianic Elephants are enslaved for use in India and where ever they use them.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:38 pm
Great article. Thanks.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 9:40 am
Always nice to hear good news for a change.. thank heavens for the young folks ...
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