Monday, December 3, 2012

A Day for Celebration!

What | Local Outreach
Host | Amnesty International
Where |  New York, United States
Event | Human Rights Celebration Day

Written by: Christine, BASI Co-founder

Just today, member Dave (above, purple shirt right) and  myself (above, purple shirt left) participated in our college's Celebration of Human Rights Day, held by the organization, Amnesty International.  For this event, I created a tri-fold poster with the center dedicated to BASI's mission, model and outreach and the sides dedicated to facts on human trafficking.  We also had handouts with information on human trafficking, and face paint to write "I Am Abigail" on students!  

Not only did we raised awareness on human trafficking, but we represented our blogger community while collecting votes for the $2 million dollar competition that More Than Me's "I Am Abigail" Campaign has entered (see more below). 

I hope this post inspires you to take your blogging to the next level and make it more than just you.  Remember, behind almost every blogger is a soul that has a passion to connect with others. If this is you, I hope you can take your blogging to the next level, and join us to help bring the world at least one step closer to the end of social injustices(whether you that be in a stilleto or dunks). 

Blog to motivate.
Reach out to raise awareness.
Raise funds to help enforce.
Bring about change.

With love,


“Who the heck is Abigail?”

Written by: Gabriella, Advocate Member

Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in a previous article here on the Huffington Post. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option.

Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her.

Abigail could be you. Abigail could be your sister, your niece, your student, or your neighbor. Remember, we live in a global community; there is no “me” without “we”, Abigail is because you are, and you are because Abigail is.

5 Charities. $2 Million.

Chase Bank is giving away $2 Million to split between 5 amazing charities, and the More Than Me foundation is one of the 25 running to win! But this prize is based on online Facebook voting...

How YOU can help win $2 Million!

Take 15 seconds (yes, just 15 seconds) to make the lives of these girls a bit better by doing two very simple and extremely meaningful things:
  1. VOTE NOW through Dec. 4 for Abigail and girls like her at
  2. Share it with others
  3. Make your OWN “I am Abigail” picture!

Thank you!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE!


Nana Granada said...

amazing love the idea. keep up the good work guys =) I'am very happy and proud to be a part of BASI =))

Chezka said...

I love what you are doing, I think everyone should support causes that make other people better! I was in the 'against bullying' cause =)

- Che

Adeola Naomi said...

Great post sister!!!
I am always proud of you!

Milex said...

this is huuge!

El pasillo de Shey said...

Hi!!! I just have known about this blog. I like it. Good initiatives and good work!!!
I follow you now!!!


María León. said...

Amazing idea!!!