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My name is Elizabeth, and I'm the co-founder of the Love146 Dayton task force. We are a group of people who want to make a difference in the dark world of child sex slavery and exploitation. To abolition, nothing less.

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The Power of 1 (that means you)

Hello fellow abolitionists! I hope you all had a very Merry and safe Christmas! As you know, our Power of 1 event is very (VERY) quickly approaching. This event is important for so many reasons. First and foremost, our goal as a Task Force is to raise awareness to the reality of Human Trafficking and modern day slavery. Also, we aim to raise funds that will directly support the victims of trafficking and the people that have committed their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating these victims. Third, we need to make connections with other like-minded organizations and local law enforcement in order to strengthen our numbers as warriors in this fight. Collaborating with other organizations and partnering with our local law enforcement is vital to seeing modern day slavery abolished!

That being said, we CANNOT DO ANY OF THAT if we do not have people at our event to be made aware, to donate funds, and to connect with! So, I am challenging every one of you to tell at least 10 people about the event this week. And by tell, I mean share the exciting details of the event and point them to the site where tickets can be purchased. http://www.ThePowerof1.us

SO… just to remind you of the exciting details, we will be having speakers, music, booths, and a raffle! Our featured speakers are Rob Morris; the co-founder and President of Love146, Laura Lederer; founder of Global Centurion, and Peter Everett; U.S. Director of Destiny Rescue. These people are giants in the fight to see justice brought to the numerous victims of Human Trafficking. Also, we have two special guest authors on hand to meet, Theresa Flores and Amber Robinson. These are two woman who, in their own unique way, are devoted to actively fighting against Human Trafficking. And our very own Task Force co-founder will be sharing her talents as she performs live for us. We will have over 15 like-minded organizations there sharing their information and giving you many ways that you can get involved in the fight. Plus, our raffle prizes will are the bees knees and you do not want to miss out!

Purchase Tickets at www.ThePowerof1.us

$8.00 in advance online

$10.00 at the door

Groups of 15 or more will receive a special rate by e-mailing info@Thepowerof1.us

 

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREDY A DAYTON TASK FORCE MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO BE:

1.) Go to http://146taskforce.org/

2) Click on the login/register button in the top left corner.

3) If you have Facebook, you can register that way. Or click on the “Register” button.

4) Select a user name (I’ve been encouraging people to join using their actual name rather than a nickname, but it’s up to you), enter your email and birthday, and answer the math question.

5) You will receive an email with further instructions.

6) When you are registered, click “Find a taskforce”, and look for the Dayton, OH taskforce.

7) Ask to join, and one of our taskforce administrators will confirm your registration!

8) If you have any questions, contact Lizzie at est.lxxxv@gmail.com

 

To abolition, nothing less.

Elizabeth Lenon

Dayton Love146 Task Force

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cincinnati, OH

This past week, the founding members of the Love146 Dayton, OH Task Force took a trip to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) in Cincinnati, OH.  The NURFC has recently opened a 4,000 square foot exhibit that is solely committed to the worldwide epidemic of Human Trafficking, entitled Invisible: Slavery Today.  This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and touching pieces of work I have seen on Human Trafficking.  NURFC is truly committed to raising real awareness through this exhibit. As, you enter you will see artistically arranged displays; while encountering the true stories of individuals who have been enslaved into Human Trafficking. Throughout the exhibit, their stories come to life as you are flooded with images that bring will tears to your eyes.  However, this exhibit is not only visually stimulating, it is educational and pro-active about its intentions.  The exhibit was clearly designed to give a breakdown of the 5 most common forms of Human Trafficking which are: forced labor, bonded indenture, child slavery, sex trafficking, and domestic servitude.

This exhibit offers valuable information on how to become a part of the solution for all forms if Human Trafficking. At the conclusion of the exhibit, you are given many different ways to actively fight Human Trafficking from your hometown. I strongly encourage anyone who can, to get to the NURFC and see this exhibit first hand. The cost is $12 for adults, and it is worth every penny!

The Freedom Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays; from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Access to Invisible: Slavery Today is included in the admission.

http://www.freedomcenter.org/slavery-today/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Sex Trafficking Awareness Day, 2011

Child sex trafficking is an appalling crime that must be stopped. However, in order to put an end to an offense so massive that it literally reaches every part of our world, we must act locally. “The Power of 1” is a movement and an event, that intends provoke a revolution! Join us, an organization that is committed to raising awareness and abolishing child sex trafficking on January 11th, 2011 as we host a major event that you will not want to miss! If you have any interest in learning how to combat all forms of human trafficking and modern day slavery, I encourage you to mark this event on your calendar now. Your attendance is just one of the ways that you can contribute to this worthy cause.

This event will serve as an educational tool, regardless of your prior knowledge and experience with this matter. It has been specifically designed to reach people in all walks of life. You do not have to be a hardcore human rights activist to gain something from this event. Our event will include several speakers, musical artists, exhibits, and more. Not only is this event intended to raise awareness for child sex trafficking, but to raise funds that go directly towards fighting it. Again, I encourage you to plan on attending this event and being a part of our revolution!

EVENT SPEAKERS:

-Laura J. Lederer, Founder/President of Global Centurion. http://www.globalcenturion.org

-Peter Everett, U.S. National Manager for Destiny Rescue. http://www.destinyrescue.org

-Amber Robinson, author “Mercy Rising” http://www.amberrobinson.com

-Paul Bernish, Director of Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiatives with The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. http://www.freedomcenter.org

EVENT MUSICIANS:

-Kelsey Skaggs http://www.kelseyskaggs.com

PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS:

-Love Can’t Be Baht http://www.dosomething.org/project/love-cant-be-baht

-End Slavery Cincinnati http://www.freedomcenter.org

-Destiny Rescue http://www.destinyrescue.org

-Rapha House http://www.raphahouse.org

-GraceHaven http://www.gracehavenhouse.org

-International Justice Mission http://www.imj.org

What, Why, and How?!?

Human trafficking is the 2nd most lucrative organized crime in the world. It is estimated that 27 million people are currently subjected to modern day slavery. This is an issue that affects not only countries like Cambodia and Indonesia, it is happening all over our world. In fact, it is reported that “Ohio’s weak laws on human trafficking, its growing demand for cheap labor, and its proximity to the Canadian border are key contributors to the illegal activity, according to a report by the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission. Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it’s also a recruitment place,’’ said Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research.

One of the best ways to stay informed, learn how to fight, and join what we’re doing,  is to join the brand new Love146 taskforce website and become a part of The Power of One, Dayton. The website doesn’t officially launch until November, but it is in beta right now, and most things are working! Once you have requested a membership, we will keep you informed of our monthly meetings and upcoming events!

Our mission is to reach out to the people of Dayton and surrounding communities with a message of hope. We our committed to raising awareness of the tragedy that is child trafficking. Through our individual passions, talents, and resources combined we intend to wage a war on child trafficking. It is our desire to do everything in our power to bring justice and love to the countless victims of such a horrible crime. Our team meets on a monthly basis to learn what child trafficking looks like, while discussing the many ways we can fight it both locally and globally. Our annual event will be held on January 11th, 2011. At this event our goal is to raise both funds and awareness through speakers, musical artist, interactive exhibits and more!

Here’s what you need to do:

1) Go to http://146taskforce.org/

2) Click on the login/register button in the top left corner.

3) If you have Facebook, you can register that way. Or click on the “Register” button.

4) Select a user name (I’ve been encouraging people to join using their actual name rather than a nickname, but it’s up to you), enter your email and birthday, and answer the math question.

5) You will receive an email with further instructions.

6) When you are registered, click “Find a taskforce”, and look for the Dayton, OH taskforce.

7) Ask to join, and one of our taskforce administrators will confirm your registration!

8) If you have any questions, contact Lizzie at est.lxxxv@gmail.com

All it takes is the power of just one person to start a movement.

TO ABOLITION. NOTHING LESS.

The Power of One, Dayton Task Force

Can You Imagine?

I know that the idea of human trafficking is lost on may people. I know that statistics are not a way to reach the masses. However, I cannot shake the conviction that I have to share with you the real tragedy that is happening in your neighborhood and in your world.
Every 2 minutes A CHILD is trafficked a day. There are more human beings in slavery than at any time in our history!
The stats are daunting. The weight of the situation is against us. The reality is terrifying. But can you just be made aware of this situation and do nothing??? Can you just hope that someone will do something about it?
I am offering you a chance to be a part of the abolition.

Abolition:the act of abolishing : the state of being abolished; the abolishing of slavery.

DO SOMETHING- the epidemic of child sex trafficking.

Human trafficking is real. Human trafficking is everywhere. Human trafficking can be fought.

The problem of human trafficking is beginning to be addressed openly and there is a multitude of ways that any person; regardless of age, race, or gender, can be a part of fighting for these victims.  Myself, along with some amazing and passionate people, have started a task force with love146, a non-profit organization that is committed to the abolishment of child sex trafficking.  Monday, October 4th, our task force will be having its first gathering.  We will be addressing the heinous crime of child sex trafficking and, more importantly,  will be actively pursuing how we as individuals can contribute to the abolishment of human trafficking!

Join us! We will be meeting at Miamisburg Christian Church 1146 E. Central Ave. at 6pm.

If you are wondering what sex trafficking is and how it works, here are some statistic:

1 Current U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (“TVPA”) defines “Severe forms of trafficking in persons” involves (A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or

2 The U.S. State Department estimates that approximately 14,500 to 17,500 men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States annually (U.S. Department of State, 2004). An
additional number are trafficked within the United States, although the government indicates that trends in international trafficking are easier to estimate than are trends in domestic trafficking.

3 The vast majority of the trafficked and prostituted children in the U.S. are either runaway’s, or abandoned children. Common themes found among survivors of child prostitution that lead
them into that situation are: sexual abuse as a child, parental neglect, parental drug use, emotional/physical abuse from a family member, and poverty.

4The average age of entry for girls and boys ranges from 11-14 (Ernie Allen, President & CEO, NECMEC, July 21, 2009).

5 The travel and tourism industry plays a vital role in facilitating child sex trafficking. Many hotels have become
havens for what has become known as “child sex tourism,” in which traffickers and sex offenders utilize hotel facilities to carry out their illegal activities. This has become the case, due in part to the lack of set human rights policies at these hotels. Further, many of these hotels do not have programs to train their employees in how to identify and handle these illegal activities when discovered.

6The Internet has become the new marketplace for trafficking in children. The child sex industry is
growing even as fewer prostitutes work the streets. This is because of the anonymity, relative safety, ability to easily lie about age, and low cost of using the internet to set up appointments and transactions. The Internet has also allowed child sex trafficking to expand not only in large cities, but across the mid-west and into rural areas of the country.

7Local news publications are also contributing to growth in the child sex trade. Failing to implement proper
background checks, they allow postings for unlicensed “massage parlors” and “escort services” in their classifieds sections. These establishments have proven links to child prostitution, often acting as fronts for brothels. Those businesses that through faulty review systems are able to obtain licenses, are subsequently left unregulated due in part to infrequent inspections and lack of police presence.

8Astonishingly, with in the first 48 hours of being on the str􏰀t, 1 in 3 children are lured into prostitution.
(National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children/NISMART-2)

9 According to ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), as many as 100,000 U.S. children are forcefully engaged in prostitution or
pornography each year. Approximately 300,000 U.S. children are at-risk.

10Traffickers (also called “pimps”) are known to recruit at malls, fast food restaurants, schools and after-school programs. Recruitment can take multiple forms, including: 1) kidnap-
ping; 2) solicitation by other women or girls recruiting on behalf of the sex trafficker; and 3) the “loverboy” approach of appearing genuinely interested in a romantic relationship while gradually coercing the victim into prostitution.

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