Topic Tag: human rights
Come out to DC United’s last game of the season on Sunday, October 16th at 5:00pm! This game against NYCFC is anticipated to be one of the most exciting of the season, and your ticket purchase goes toward a great cause: fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. All tickets purchased through the FTS block will be in midfield, 300 level seats — tickets which normally retail for at least $45, but that you can purchase at a discount here; Free the Slaves is selling midfield, midlevel tickets for as low as $30!
For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-the-slaves-dc-united-soccer-game-tickets-25903170079
July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day we set aside to remember and stand in solidarity with victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery. This year, Free the Slaves is hosting a Freedom Ride to commemorate the day, raise funds to fight trafficking, and spread awareness about the issue.
The event will be held at the Logan Circle Zengo Cycle from 3:00 to 3:50pm, and all proceeds will go to Free the Slaves. Ethical fashion brand Senhoa will be there too selling jewelry after the ride until 4:30!
We hope you can make it out for this fun event, but if you are unable to come, you can still contribute to the cause by “donating” a bike! Simply follow the link below to reserve a space, but register the name as “Donation.” 🙂
For more information, and to reserve your bike, follow this link: http://www.zengocycle.com/reserve/index.cfm?action=Workshop.events#events21520
Reserve your bike now! Limited space available!
The “End the Awkward” project is a one-day campaign led by DC government on July 15 that empowers the public and businesses to share information about disability issues, and to take a pledge to raise awareness and better understand them. The participants are provided a pin that prompts people to ask about how to “end the awkward,” as well as talking points the participant can use to respond. The talking points are intended to instruct people on how to act respectfully toward people with disabilities without being awkward, and are varied in length so they are useful in several scenarios. The project intends to quickly engage people who do not typically think about disability issues.
DC government and 14 partner organizations and agencies are encouraging members of the public and businesses to participate! If you register (FREE!) by July 8 for the July 15 event, you will receive a participant package in the mail that includes:
• “End the Awkward” pin;
• Talking Points about how to “end the awkward”; and
• FAQ sheet of instructions and additional information.
For more information, visit http://ohr.dc.gov/page/endtheawkwardDC.
Attached is the event description in detail and the “End the Awkward” pin design.
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