Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Went to Yale

A few weeks ago Global Girlfriend sent out a public invitation to attend a symposium about human trafficking at Yale--a drivable distance from here (also known as hours of car quiet without children :).  So last Thursday I spent the evening sitting in a room full of professionals hearing a panel of experts who are passionately fighting to prevent and abolish human slavery today.  If I were a cheerleader I would have wanted to do a little cheer for them.

I also got to see an advance screening of Trade of Innocents--a new movie coming out sometime later this year.  Watch for it coming soon.

Last week, J and I also finally watched Amazing Grace--the story of William Wilberforce's fight to bring an end to slavery in the British Empire in the early 1800's.  What a long fight to do the right thing.  The story reminds me of a quote one of our high school teachers used to say (sometimes while standing on a desk), "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it." (George Santayana)

"You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know." 
~William Wilberforce.

On a final note, if you haven't checked out Global Girlfriend yet, take a peek at their awesome women-made, eco-friendly, fair-trade wares.  In particular, their products from Freeset, Sacred Mark, and Destiny Reflection all directly benefit women rescued from the slave trade.  

How cute is this tote?
Find it here.

Happy Tuesday!

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