DAY 14: CHOOSE & COMMIT TO YOUR NEXT STEPS – COMMENT BELOW!
Congratulations! You made it! Today is the final day of our Freedom Fortnight journey this year. We’d like to say thank you for joining with us in giving the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking two weeks of time and attention. We’ve covered a lot of aspects of the problem, and (hopefully) you have a better understanding and know more ways you can take specific, meaningful steps to make a difference.
You may be feeling and thinking a lot of different things right now. While we’ve tried to keep things simple each day of Freedom Fortnight, you might be even more overwhelmed or have more questions now that you have a greater grasp of the issue. Fortunately, we can recommend a good resource for processing your reactions and figuring out your next steps forward. Tate’s book, Everyday Abolitionist, was written specifically to help people new to the global anti-slavery movement. We highly recommend it!
And, while yesterday, we encouraged you to focus and to join in with others, another way to overcome overwhelmed is to choose and take one next step at a time. Just as we can’t do it all, we can’t do it all at once! We know everyone can do something. What will you do next?
This short video about being a “guest artist” is an example of how stylists could get involved. We hope it inspires you to believe everyone can do something and to think about the something you can do.
Today’s challenge is simple. We ask that you commit to continuing your journey as a modern-day abolitionist, learning and taking action. Do you have a question you want to find the answer to? A conversation you will have with someone? What is one next step you will take? Share your question or your next step in the comments below. Here are a few ideas to continue learning and taking action:
- Volunteer with a non-profit
- Read the Amazon Best Selling book, Everyday Abolitionist by Tate
- Learn more in depth by signing up for the online course by Freedom United and the University of Nottingham
- Register for Freecember (a way to fundraise for any anti-trafficking non-profit)
- Commit to giving monthly to a non-profit, such as Freedom United, for the next 12 months.
- Something else you’re inspired to do in your role at work, at home, in your community
Thank you so much for participating in Freedom Fortnight! We hope that you feel more informed – and more empowered – to tackle this issue and continue walking with us in the movement to end modern slavery. We look forward to hearing what you’ll do next.
(P.S. Look out for one final Freedom Fortnight email soon with a personal message from Tate and two ways you can help.)
Comment below on one of these three: 1) What’s been your favorite part of Freedom Fortnight? 2) What’s one question you have at this point? 3) What will you do next?
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Whistleblower on a business who bragged to me, that they: “pay black people half the rate of pay, because they rob me every day.” I then gathered some workers together, to tell them I would testify on their behalf. I told them to give my contact information to an NAACP attorney in the area.
I was their whole case. If I did not show, they would lose.
They did not lose, I showed up and did what is right.
brilliant Racism of this sort is so unacceptable.
Why are people not fighting for equal workers rights including paid holiday rights in summer x winter . Needs to be a new campaign for all of US to fight for rights as in Europe Not perfect But there are rights and people need them.All people –
I’ve read Everyday Abolitionist and it’s a fantastic book! It changed and challenged my life, and educated and empowered me to make a difference. As a direct result of reading this book, I am now involved in helping previously trafficked women in their restoration journey. Many thanks for inspiring others in the fight!
1) My favorite part was that there were many actions we could take to fight modern slavery! 2) I don’t really have a pressing question! 3) I will keep on working on my list of actions I can take to fight modern slavery.
That’s great that this global movement has helped end trafficking and modern slavery that are evil sins against humanity and human rights.
I offer pro bono translator services for modern-day abolitionist organisations and other human rights groups.