Modern Day Slavery

Call & Response
The Rockumentary

"Justice is what love looks like in public." That's the slogan for the new rockumentary called Call & Response. Did you know that 27 million people worldwide are victims of modern-day slavery. They are forced into the sex trade or back-breaking labor. Most of the victims lured into this criminal world are innocent children.

A new film in theaters this week,
Call + Response, explores the injustices that are taking place in this underground society.

CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. These atrocities are not only happening in other parts of the world, but also in the United States.

Luminaries on the issue such as Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, and many other prominent political and cultural figures offer first hand account of this 21st century trade. Performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca move this chilling information into inspiration for stopping it.

Check the Call + Response Web site - HERE.

Also, for those in the Clearwater area, be sure to check out Why Should the Church Care?

Human Trafficking
for sex and labor is happening
right before our eyes!

Why Should the Church Care?
Keynote Speaker: Professor David Peters
October 20, 2008 7:00pm

First Christian Church – 2299 Drew Street, Clearwater
Hosted by Women of Global Action

... the Lord God...has sent me to
bring good news to the oppressed, to
bind up the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives and
release to the prisoners…
~ Isaiah 61:1