Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In the News

Call and Response

Dear Freedom Fighter,

I know we have not spoken in a while. My bad. It’s not for lack of interest. The last six months have been incredibly busy, and transformative, for Call+Response. The C+R team has been working very hard on our next season of activism, and we’re excited to share it with you.
For the past six months we have been designing the launch of our DVD Screening Kits. If all we cared about was our film and not the impact it can have, we would have released the DVD a long time ago. But this film has always been about the audience, the community, the people….the RESPONSE. It was made to be a tool for the movement, and this tool is about to be placed in your hands.

You have accomplished so much already. Because of you, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been sent to front-line projects and aid groups. Because of you over 50 major companies have signed up on our Chain Store Reaction Corporate Survey. Because of you tens of millions of people on several continents have been exposed to the issue through screenings and media, and all have been given the opportunity to respond.

I have personally met hundreds of people who have seen the film, became inspired and developed their own innovative responses. I am humbled by what I have seen, and excited for what’s to come. In short, WE ARE NOT DONE.

Within a month we will be handing the film off to you. Yes, you. This not a standard DVD release. This is not a popcorn and chardonnay flick. This is a film you SHOW, not just watch. This is a film you USE. Screen the film in your home, your office, dorm room, tree house...anywhere you can get your friends and family together. This is your opportunity to use this film as tool to aware/inspire/activate your community. This is how we make a movement.

In a few weeks we will share more exciting news about our efforts, such as our new re-tooled activist website and iPhone app (launching any day now…nothing like it out there), our partnership with MTV in Australia on a Call+Response campaign (they are currently running spots from the film every hour on their network), and a UK tour of the film. There will be heaps of new tools and new ideas to assist in the fight against slavery, so stay tuned!

I truly hope we can continue our journey with you. If you would rather not hear from us, please unsubscribe below and we won’t contact you again. But I bet you would wonder, “What am I missing out on?” We have so many ways to work together and so much still to do. Please help us leverage our freedom for the freedom of others.

In the News: Portland

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Defend and Empower

Are you looking for another way to GET INVOLVED in the fight against Human Trafficking? Get a group together and be a part of this fun event!

June 19th
The Last Supper Club
Pioneer Square Seattle

Come hang out at one of Seattle's premier night clubs for a benefit to fight Human Trafficking THIS Saturday!

* Perfect evening out with the girls or date night for you and someone special!
* Limited early-price tickets on sale now for a $25 donation.
* Night includes free Mexican buffet until 9:30, club admission, cheap drinks all night long ($2 domestic beers and $3 mixed well), and three floors of dance, decks and fun!

All proceeds benefit the Defend and Empower project. Save your spot before it's too late:
(Donations processed through the nonprofit organization, UntilThen.)

Next Meeting!

Make sure to be there for our next
Eastside Women of Purpose Meeting
(We will be hanging out, asking questions, enjoying each other's company and getting plugged in!)

JOIN US ON TUESDAY, JUNE 22nd at 7:30pm
at Urban Coffee Lounge in Juanita Village(Click on the link for directions.)

*Feel free to bring a friend and come prepared with any questions you may have about our group!*


Child Prostitution Crackdown