Monday, May 17, 2010

Weigh In #35

I'm a little (OK, a lot) late with Friday's post. Crazy week and weekend but we all made it through! So, stick with me for a little Freedom Friday on a Monday.

Thanks to @27millionslaves on twitter (also known as End Slavery Now), I found their awesome calendar of Anti-Trafficking Events. This calendar has a day-by-day listing of various events that the anti-trafficking community has going on around the world. I was amazed to see all the events on the calendar. I was also a little saddened to see that there were not more on there. But we can help get more events in more places...

Best estimates say that there are more than 27 million people in the bonds of slavery TODAY! That number includes people in just about every country in the world - and, yes, the US is in there too. So there are opportunities in abundance to help fight this global scourge. And the folks at End Slavery Now have stepped up to help us do just that.

Along with the calendar, they have the "New Underground Railroad". The railroad is a way to help people and organizations connect. You can choose what role you can play or search for the type of person or organization you are looking to connect with. It's a great idea for bringing people together for this cause.

Another cool part of the site is the "Take Action" section. In this part of the site you can get tips on what you can do in your every day walk of life to help with the fight. One side of the page has a place to choose a profession or activity that describes yourself. You can then see general suggestions for how to help. The left side of the page is a list of actions you may be interested in and ways to engage.

All in all, End Slavery Now is a great, and growing, site that can help anyone get plugged-in and active in the new abolitionist movement. Go check it out and help end slavery in our lifetime.

On to the weekly info. As I'm getting closer and closer to my original goal of 80lbs I keep thinking about what the next goal should be. Getting to 240lbs was never the stopping point - it was a waypoint. I'm not sure where the end number is yet but I'm going to keep on plugging. So, on Friday I got on the bathroom scale and saw


Still moving. A few more dollars for Definitely feeling better each day...