With over 300 screenings of At the End of Slavery and more than 13,000 people who attended, The Weekend to End Slavery was a success in helping to catalyze individuals and communities to fight against this very real injustice.
Here’s a sneak peak into two watch parties that took place over the weekend:
1. Derek Webb and wife Sandra McCracken’s watch party in Nashville, TN:
- Here’s a tweet: “RT @derekwebb: here you go RT @uglymugs:Â http://twitpic.com/pkg17 – People watching “At the End of Slavery” // AMAZING! Thx so much! ~DL”
- Click for a twitpic of their watch party!
2. One house party in southeast Germany:
- Click for 4 photos from the house party!
If you attended a screening of “At the End of Slavery,”Â what’s one new fact YOU learned about human trafficking or modern-day slavery?
Did anything said or shown in the film come as a surprise to you?
What is one way you think your community can help end slavery, TODAY?
Please share your comments with us, below.
You can also give us an inside look into the screening you attended by sending a tweet to @IJMHQ with your thoughts and photos.Â We’d love to get your feedback!
Thanks again to everyone that is hosting or attending a house party or screening for At the End of Slavery this weekend. Over 300 screenings will be going on this weekend with over 13,000 attendees!
We want to hear from you. If you post photos, videos or blog posts about your event online, please share a link in the comments section.
If you’re on Twitter, hashtag your At the End of Slavery tweets with #ATEOS so we can display them in real-time.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 8pm EST for our live webcast with Gary Haugen (IJM President and CEO), Holly Burkhalter (IJM Vice President of Government Relations) and Amy Roth (IJM Director of Media Relations).
If you can’t attend the live webcast, the recorded version will be available shortly after the webcast.
Attention all house party and church screening hosts!
We want to make sure your screening is represented on our map of the hundreds of screenings that will be taking place across the country and world.
So – if you have not yet registered your At the End of Slavery screening, please do so here before the weekend really kicks off!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Whether we are aware of it or not, hints of modern-day slavery are prevalent in many areas of the average American’s life.
Whether shopping in clothing stories or supermarkets, as consumers it’s important to be aware of our purchases, and what enterprises our money is actually fueling. One way this may be achieved is by helping educate our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members on the conditions goods are made under.
The following three companies have created organizations that promote the sale of fair trade goods, and guarantee those who create them, as well as their families, have access to education and health care.
One of the largest fair trade organizationâ€™s in the world, Ten Thousand Villages, derives its name from a Mahatma Gandhi quote:
â€œâ€¦India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villagesâ€¦we have hardly ever paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe themselves with.â€
The non-profit program strives to help artists in dozens of countries by selling theirÂ handmade gifts worldwide. TTV helps pay for food, education, health care and housing for artists who would otherwise be unemployed or working under oppressive conditions.
Theo Chocolate, the first and only organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the United States,Â works to provide a product that is both environmentally and ethically responsible. Theo Chocolate ensures employees earn fair living wages and have access to health care and education for their families. It also uses green energy sources to power its factories.
Original Good looks to change consumerism by asking every consumer to be more responsible with how they spend their money.Â The product brand from World of Good, Inc. aims to provide consumers with products that are created under fair conditions by artists worldwide.
Attention house party hosts:
With the Weekend to End Slavery just a few days away, it’s important to start preparing for your house party on Saturday, November 14.
So this week, AttheEndofSlavery.com will be offering tips and suggestions for throwing a successful screening. And, what is a great house party without delicious food? Here are three recipes from Allrecipes.com, Better Homes and Gardens, and Tasteofhome.com that your guests are sure to enjoy!