If your hearts ache and bleed,
we want you, you will help us;
but if you merely adopt
our principles as dry theories,
do let us alone: we have millstones
enough swinging at our necks already.
Further, if you join us merely out of a
sense of duty, we pray you keep aloof and
give place to those who leap into our ranks
because they can not keep themselves out;
who instead of whining about duty,
shout ‘privilege,’ ‘ delight’!
-Theodore Dwight Weld
January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the US. Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. From Jan 1st-11th, we’ll be posting daily blogs with inspiration from the history of the movement to end slavery. Our resolution is to protect & defend the vulnerable and to restore & empower survivors. Join us in beginning 2012 by pausing to recharge our spirits as we carry on towards the end of slavery and the sexual exploitation of children.