Slavery means being under the control of another person who doesn’t see you as an equal being. Think about that, peoples. Being enslaved… Having your freedom to choose what you will do today, tomorrow, ten years from now stolen from you, perhaps forever.
This time’s blog is going to talk about the slavery of over 30,000,000 of our fellow human beings. They are taken as slaves from every part of the world, including our own country, the good old U.S.A. They are treated brutally by criminals who consider the enslavement of their fellow humans as a business venture. A flesh and blood property used to generate income for the slave owner. There is no empathy in the heart of an enslaver. Evil has no pity.
A great deal of effort has been made in our world towards shining a light on the fact that human trafficking exists on our planet in such large numbers and so widespread that there probably isn’t a country on this planet that hasn’t been affected by this crime. Nations are now coming together to combat the continuation of enslavement crimes. Police agencies and governments have combined resources towards stopping these crimes against humanity. In the United States, state laws are being enacted to support the criminalization of human trafficking crimes. Slavers are being prosecuted and jailed throughout the world.
There are many resources available that can inform you about the crimes related to human trafficking and how close to where we live those crimes exist. Just Google Human Trafficking to see the enormous amount of data available to inform us all on this subject.
Hundreds of former sex slaves are being freed daily from their captors. These folks are of every age and race. Some of these survivors will be able to return to the communities they were taken from. Others will have to rebuild their lives in a foreign country. These folks need our help, peoples. They survived being shamefully abused, sometimes for years. Their ability to return to living in a world of free choice requires the efforts of the rest of us humans in the form of supporting those agencies that can best address the health, psychological, education, and employment issues the survivors will be faced with as they rejoin the world.
Benji and Judy Travis are a pair of vloggers with a YouTube channel called It’s Judy’s Life. They are known for their daily vlogs which chronicle their lives since before their engagement. They’ve shared a number of good life moments on their channel with us viewers—engagement, wedding, honeymoon, the birth of their children, the holidays and lots of good times spent with their wonderful extended family. They love their lives and feel truly blessed with what they have achieved as a couple.
To give back to their community, the Travis family puts on an annual event that runs the entire month of December. They call it Dancember. Watch this video to learn more.
Every day during the month of December, they start their vlog out with dancing videos submitted by viewers as well as performing a few cool dance moves themselves. The purpose of Dancember is to raise money and awareness for charities that give back to the community and that raise awareness in folks like you and me about some seriously important providers that could use our help.
For this year’s charity, Benji and Judy have selected an enterprise known as Rescue Freedom. Rescue Freedom provides services to folks rescued from enslavement specifically in the sex trafficking industry. With the assistance of the services offered by Rescue Freedom, the victims receive medical, psychological, and social reintegration services. They help the victims reclaim their lives and dignity. This is a good thing peoples. The kind of thing that makes the world a better place. The kind of organization worthy of our monetary gifts. Did I mention that their goal for this year is to raise $100,000? Amazing and doable, peoples!
If you’d like to donate to Benji and Judy’s Dancember charity event, click <HERE> to visit their donation page. Let’s help them reach that $100,000 goal. It’s a worthy cause, my friends.