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When? Friday, October 24th @ 7pm
Where? Commons Quad, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
After Party? Documentary showing in the Sportszone @ 10pm. See description for more information.
What is Glow for the Girls?
Glow for the Girls is the first of it's kind, a GLOW IN THE DARK 5k devoted to raising awareness about Human Trafficking. Our mission is to unite the UMBC's campus community to stand against the exploitation and enslavement of over 29 million people in the world today.
There will also be a documentary: viewing of “A Single Seed, The Story of the Samaritan Women” will be shown after the 5k in the Sportszone, starting at 10pm. Fun fact: this was made by 2 UMBC students last Spring.
Here is a link to the trailer: http://vimeo.com/79870394
As you may know, Human Trafficking is a social justice issue gaining traction in the country and the world. To understand why we are doing this please read this short article taken from CBS Baltimore:
Last year inside a Silver Spring hotel room, a 15-year-old girl was forced to have sex with numerous men after she was lured from New York to Montgomery County for a fake modeling job. She ended up a victim of human sex trafficking, a crime that’s growing in Baltimore and throughout the state.
“Everywhere we’re looking, we’re finding it,” said Melissa Snow. “We are finding cases in Montgomery County, AA County, Prince George’s County, on the Eastern Shore.”
Melissa Snow is the director of the anti-trafficking program at Turnaround. The nonprofit recently partnered with the Abell Foundation to investigate human trafficking in Maryland.
Snow says within just a year and a half, Turnaround has helped more than 120 women.
“We know that for every young girl we find, for every young boy, there are potentially another hundred,” said Snow.
We want to challenge the community to stand up to this monstrosty of a reality that too many people and children live in everyday. Our goal reflects the heart of this issue for everyone involved. This is a crime against humanity in which the victims have little to no voice. We hope to raise $5,000 for our target organizations. We understand that this is a reach goal, but, it is also very reachable. Help us help the organizations who are making a real difference in the community and world. We challange you to petition your family, friends, co-workers and strangers for monetary support and in doing so you give an otherwise silenced person a voice.
Where is my Money Going?
~92% of the funds donated will go to these three organizations. ~8% will go towards paying for t-shirts. They all focus their efforts to the local Baltimore community. Some of whom also work internationally to combat human trafficking.
The Samaritan Women (http://thesamaritanwomen.org/)
is making a difference locally and nationally:
The Safe House of Hope (http://safehouseofhope.org/)
is making a difference state wide and Baltimore local:
Mission 14 (http://mission14.org/)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Without your support this movement would not be possible, thank YOU!
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