To our dear members and friends,
After five years of combating the global crime of human trafficking through education and awareness, U-ACT is officially coming to a close at the end of August 2014. We are so grateful to have served alongside such passionate individuals and are proud of the impact U-ACT has made. We would like to thank each of you for your time, talents, ideas, and determination to see positive change in our community and our world.
We have chosen to bring U-ACT to a close to allow our members to pursue their other passions, obligations, and commitments. We appreciate that our members’ lives change, and we feel confident that everyone can continue to advocate for victims and survivors of human trafficking in their own ways.
We encourage you to support other anti-trafficking community events, to participate in U-ACT’s summer events (outlined below), and to contact one or more of our partner organizations to continue the fight against human trafficking. We also hope to see you at our Anniversary and Farewell Celebration on August 18!
Thank you for five great years!
Note: The U-ACT website will become inactive on August 31, 2014.
Upcoming Community Event:
Support local anti-trafficking group Purchased by helping work a lemon shake-up booth at Ribfest Indy from July 24-27! For more information or to volunteer for a shift at the booth, contact Alma Corado at email@example.com
U-ACT Summer Events:
Our challenge to you over the summer is to contact one of U-ACT’s partner organizations that particularly interests you and ask what opportunities they have for getting involved. Check the minutes from our May meeting for a list of contact information for our partners: http://www.u-act.org/2014/05/minutes-may-19th-meeting/
**Tread on Trafficking**
Don’t forget, you can fight trafficking this summer just by doing your regular fitness activities! Tread on Trafficking is an annual exercise-based fundraiser for anti-trafficking organization Love 146. Find their online guide and set up your own online fundraising page at http://love146.org/tot/.
**Anniversary and Farewell Celebration**
Our August meeting will be a celebration of U-ACT’s five-year anniversary. We will meet at Sarah Haas’s home on Monday, August 18, at 7pm. Sarah lives on the south side. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the address and we will send it to you.
Trafficking in the News:
Pichu’s Life is an article about a teen boy who was trafficked in the sex industry in Thailand. http://globalministries.org/sasia/overseasstaff/Pichu-s-Life.html