I have not blogged in some time and in the interim, I have worked at an amazing exhibit about human exploitation called "Sold." Please visit www.soldexperience.org.
I learned a lot more about modern slavery through the time I spent helping the exhibit. I had a fun job - I sold jewelry and crafts made by child survivors of sexual slavery in Cambodia. The products are from a wonderful organization called Agape International, which you can visit at http://agapewebsite.org/.
I enjoyed browsing through the bracelets, and yes, I was a good customer too. I received almost as much $ in donations as I did in sales, which is truly lovely.
When it was quiet, I read one of the books on the book table - Renting Lacy. It was an easy read intellectually but not emotionally. Quite powerful - I recommend it. Author is Linda Smith, a Washington state former legislator, and now the founder of Shared Hope International.
This experience was about a month ago, and it is still very much with me.
Please visit these web sites and become a little more aware, and then a little more engaged.
Peace and justice, y'all
3 weeks ago