To be FREE. Free from everything that binds us down, robs us of who we are and takes away what chances we have in life.
[free-them] is an organization of dedicated and passionate people, founded with the belief and heart to fight global human trafficking and abolish the modern day slave trade.
You'd think stuff like this doesn't exist in Canada but the statistics are actually pretty scary. The media also doesn't cover everything and it's almost like it's taboo to talk about these things or even address some of these issues. It's also so glamourized on TV and in movies. Looking for a great time? "Ya man let's head over to the nudie bar and watch some pussy and have some drinks!" Everyone is guilty in some way shape or form of somehow funding these sick organizations. Even watching porn. Hit up the strip club, yep. Who knows what happens behind closed doors. There's rhyme and reason for everything.
If you're interested in getting involved with [free-them] or educating yourself on this global issue, you can visit their www.freethem.ca and www.forfreedomsake.ca . They are also still accepting donations until October!
Check out some images below of their 2nd annual Freedom Walk 2011 that I attended on September 18th. It was such a powerful feeling to see such a massive turn out of supporters unified for this cause. The organizers themselves were so overwhelmed with the response that more Metro cops were needed to help chaperone the event.
A HUGE SHOUT OUT AND THANKS TO THOSE WHO PLEDGED ME! I will always have your backs!
Location: 77 Adelaide St W, Downtown Toronto