A bit over a week ago, Bloggers Against Social Injustice committee member, Donna attended a social justice week presented by an amazing cafe called Fuel.Ph! She invited her sister to join her, so she too could learn more about a serious issue lurking behind closed doors. This week hit hard on the problem of human trafficking in the Philippines! By attending, Donna was able to better educate herself on the realities and facts of human trafficking, and was inspired to be more bold when taking a stand.
What is so cool about this cafe? Well, it is a cafe with a purpose. "Fuel.Ph aims to encourage creativity, innovation, and the desire to see social change (Fuel.Ph)." It does this by connecting with the community to inspire community members to use their passions to bring about social change.
As you experience this social justice week with Donna, in the following post, we hope you too can "Be Moved" to make a difference!
[Written by: Donna, Director of Social Media Relations of BASI]
When: October 22-27, 2012
Where: Smallville Iloilo City, Philippines
What: "Be Moved" Social Justice Week
Presented By: Fuel.Ph
Last week my sister and I attended the Social Justice week: Be moved at Fuel.Ph. The key point of this event is to further permeate awareness on both young and old about the ongoing social injustices in the world predominantly Human Trafficking.
It was a 4 days event and I am very thrilled to take part of this occasion.
Screening of the film "Nefarious: Merchants of Souls" it's a documentary about the quandaries of those caught in sex trafficking. (Here's the trailer of the said film)
Art Exhibit - featuring sketches, paintings, photography artists and local music artists. They also feature Chameleon a local organization that fights against sexual abuse on children
open floor- dances with the theme of social injustices
open mic - with songs and poetry being written with the theme as well.
|Be the light (hope) on someone who has been sold! - is what this art is trying to say.|
|you'll get this Popsicle hearts with human trafficking info in it and Be moved sticker for free|
|Just courage -It's all we need to make a stand against human trafficking.|
|I am free, you are free... they should be free. |
Do you think it's time to make a stand?
If you're a person with the heart to help our brothers and sisters who have been trafficked and want to take part in making a stand against social injustices then you are most welcome to join our team! Bloggers Against Social Injustice is an organization of bloggers from around the world united to make stand against social injustice. =)
Join us in fundraising to help fund rescue and recovery, and be educated on ways to recognize human trafficking so you can report it! CLICK HERE to read about the Signs of Human Trafficking!
FUEL.PH on FACEBOOK
Let us know what you think about "Be Moved"!