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Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC
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Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC

Now that Black Friday is out of the way, it is now time for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was introduced by American Express in 2010 when the great recession hit, and now after the pandemic, small businesses are in need more than ever. Linda Viertel is the store manager at Ten Thousand Villages…

Bringing awareness to human trafficking | Archives | hendersondispatch.com
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Bringing awareness to human trafficking | Archives | hendersondispatch.com

HENDERSON — Whether through her work as a founder of the local nonprofit Gang Free Inc. or serving as a Henderson city councilwoman, Melissa Elliott has become one of the most publicly visible figures in the area when it comes to raising awareness for issues that impact disadvantaged communities especially. With a reputation for outspokenness,…

Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations
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Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations

BRAINERD – The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund invites the public to join them at Grand View Lodge on April 18, 2023, to honor the Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker recipients. These awards recognize women who have significantly contributed by giving of their time and/or financial resources to help local charities. BLAWF is taking…

HEMAD campaign seeks to end human trafficking
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HEMAD campaign seeks to end human trafficking

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – In an effort to fight human trafficking, one movement in Madison is working to inspire men to be agents of change. HEMAD stands for Human trafficking Educators working with Men and boys to stand Against the Demand. The program asks men to take a public stand against human trafficking. Organizers led…

Pope meets artist whose work reveals how God touches brokenness
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Pope meets artist whose work reveals how God touches brokenness

Editor’s note: we are a nonpartisan group, presenting this news for you to use for your own research. What began as a private message on Twitter resulted in a private meeting with Pope Francis. It was seven years ago when Servant of God’s Love Sr. Dorcee Clarey reached out to the American artist Makoto Fujimura…

Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group
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Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent | @StacyBrownMedia Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and…

Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season
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Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season

Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and working to ensure that survivors have access to restitution, services and…

Anchor House Coffee: Igniting the Power of Community to Help End Slavery
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Anchor House Coffee: Igniting the Power of Community to Help End Slavery

About an hour outside of Seattle, in the little town of Buckley, Washington, a coffee shop makes a global impact in the fight against modern slavery. Walking into the large house-like building on Main Street, you’ll see high ceilings with chandeliers, hardwood floors, and a bright, minimalist aesthetic featuring white tile and greenery. There’s probably…

End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor
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End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor

In the days when the COVID-19 virus was new, less understood and more deadly, officials in Louisiana turned to state prison inmates to produce essential but scarce products to slow the rapid spread of the virus. There were occupational hazards and health concerns for the imprisoned people mixing chemicals to create hard-to-find hand sanitizer. For…

Forced Prison Labor Was Also on the Ballot
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Forced Prison Labor Was Also on the Ballot

Terrancé Akins worked the entire seven years that he was incarcerated in the Hardeman Correctional Facility, a private prison contracted to imprison people in Tennessee. “You couldn’t not have a job,” he told The Nation. “We cooked. We cleaned. We washed the clothes. We taught the classes. The whole operation of the facility was dependent…