Update Your Blog


One effective way to spread the word is with your weblog. A sample post is below, although of course you can use your own post or customize this one.

There is also a slightly longer post here that Terry wrote about the book–copy and paste it into your blog to see it without the html tags.

Hey, folks. My topic’s a little different today, so bear with me.

I recently came across something upsetting: slavery. Supposedly it ended after the civil war, but it never stopped; there are thousands of slaves in the US and millions more overseas. Roma children are forced to beg on the streets of Italy, Moldovan girls are rented for rape on the side of the road in Germany, and people have even been sold in Times Square. Atlanta, San Diego, New York, San Francisco, and many more American cities have seen slavery in recent years, and they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Every day, thousands become slaves for the first time–we don’t talk about it, but it’s real.

It’s more of a problem overseas, but it’s a problem here, too. I want to do something about it, because thousands of real people–most of them women and children–are kidnapped and raped, are sold again and again, are tortured and beaten and… and suffer more wrongs than I can write of.

We don’t even talk about it, we don’t even know about it, and we need to do both in order to stop it. There’s much more we can do than talking, but talking is a start–that’s why I’ve come to you. Help me talk about it. Help me spread the word. Slavery is real. Slavery lives.

We need to end slavery. To learn more, ask me about it or go to http://www.riverofinnocents.com

If we don’t make sure we all know about slavery, and if we don’t try to stop it, it will continue as before in the shadows and recesses of the world, forever. Every day, thousands become slaves for the first time.

It’s time to end slavery.


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