NFS News Archive April, 2011
WE’RE COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TO SOULFEST 2011 and We want you there with us.
Enjoy four action-packed days & rocking summer nights of amazing music, incredible community, and the movement to end slavery in our lifetime.
Not For Sale believes that this generation can end modern-day slavery. For this to become a reality, we must be an equipped, smart and mobilized global movement.
The Backyard Academy is a three-day event that brings a number of Not For Sale’s Academy courses together to offer participants a dynamic and practical way of engaging with the modern abolitionist movement. The Backyard Academy attendees range from college students to Church leaders, business professionals to high school teachers.
Not for Sale’s second annual Freedom Shabbat was recently celebrated over the Passover weekend. 85 Jewish Faith Communities in 6 countries (United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Malawi, and Zimbabwe) connected the story of Passover to the plight of modern day slavery. Once slaves in the land of Egypt, Jewish people of faith celebrated Freedom Shabbat declaring that no one should be for sale.
San Francisco, CA (April 21, 2011): This Easter, demand for retail items like Easter candy is expected to return to pre-recession levels. The Nielsen Company, a consumer research group, estimates that in the United States alone nearly 120 million pounds, or $500 million worth of candy, will be purchased in the week leading up to Easter.
October 21-22, 2011 the movement to end slavery gets technical. Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley as we convene today’s leading abolitionists, innovators and activists to end the greatest human rights abuse of our day. Register now to get the lowest rates we’ll publish… And get ready for the greatest Global Forum to date.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — No one knows for sure how many slave laborers are brought into the U.S. each year, but, the Bay Area was among the first to crackdown on the crime and its where people from all over the world come to learn how to combat slavery in their countries.
San Francisco, CA (April 14, 2011): Old Navy’s $34 flower print sundress has been making waves in Hollywood as big name actresses such as Carmen Electra and Joanna Krupa have been seen out and about showcasing Old Navy’s latest collection. A number of celebs have admitted to frequenting the mega-chain’s stores including Audrina Patridge, Eva Longoria, and Kim Kardashian, giving bargain shopping a fashionable flair.
Among advocates of social justice, the abolitionist movement has a strong following in Australia, however modern-day slavery is not part of the Australian social consciousness to the extent that it is in many other developed countries. Public awareness campaigns can only deal with part of the problem; the main issue is a gap in research. Carol Hirt, the Country Director of Not For Sale Australia, has said that, “Most Australians do not understand the scope and extent to which slavery exists in our backyard because the data does not exist to highlight the fact, that it is indeed, embedded within the Australian socio-economic experience.”