Snowmageddon can’t stop us! The Advocacy Committee was thrilled that over 70 people came out on January 22, 2012 to Hillel-UW for the screening of Call+Response. Advocacy committee members Angela Allen and Marisa Jenkins worked closely with Alex Sum, Co-Founder of Seattle Against Slavery and Founder/Chairman of Hope for Seattle, to arrange the movie screening and the panel discussion which followed.
Call+Response is a combination documentary and musical performance film that brings to light the awful fact that there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. The movie makes the point that the business of human trafficking is just that, a business in which slave traders make an enormous amount of money off of the exploitation of women and children. The Director, Justin Dillon, used music as an instrument in the movie to demonstrate that music can be part of the movement against human slavery.
The Panelists for the discussion and Q&A were:
Sarah Collins – Mother of missing young woman and former victim, Kelsey Collins
Mar Smith – Washington Engaged
Marie Hoffmann – Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN)
Peter Qualliotine – YouthCare
Robert Beiser – Seattle Against Slavery and Hillel-UW
The issue of Human Trafficking can be overwhelming for those new to the subject. However, the panel did a great job of breaking down the questions thrown at them. Below is a synopsis of what was learned.
It is imperative to start talking about this subject to children as early as middle school when teens are at their most vulnerable age.
Insist on Fair Trade products. “Fair trade” describes a system of commerce that promotes a sustainable environment, labor rights, a good wage and healthy working conditions for laborers as well as their families and communities. The panelists are hopeful that it won’t be too far into the future when Fair Trade practices will become as commonplace as recycling and organic gardening. Click on this link to find out more information and to download a fair trade finder app.
509 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Sunday January 29, 2012
12:00pm – 3:00pm
This Sunday, please join us at City Catering for Rainy Day Brunch: a colorful, delicious afternoon of cooking demonstrations. Bring a friend and learn some cooking tips from the talented City Catering chefs while tasting some of our favorite brunch dishes selected from our Junior League of Seattle cookbooks.
As any great brunch host knows, the perfect complement to brunch is a colorful mimosa or a bloody Mary! The event will feature a mimosa and bloody Mary bar, and the first two drinks are included in your ticket purchase.
Rainy Day Brunch is not just an event for Junior League of Seattle members. Friends and family are welcome to attend, so bring along your anyone who loves great food and the joys of the kitchen. Give your loved ones a taste of the Junior League of Seattle’s cookbook offerings.
Who doesn’t love brunch for a good cause?!
Tickets available on the JLS website. $45 each, including cooking demonstrations, brunch tastings, two beverages, and a ticket for an opportunity to win some great prizes. All purchases go to support the Junior League of Seattle.
Insider knowledge… Every attendee will receive a ticket for an opportunity to win some great items, and you’ll have the option to purchase additional tickets to increase your chance to win great items, including a Private Wine Tasting for 10 (a $500 value!).
Grab your tickets today and we’ll see you this Sunday for Rainy Day Brunch!
The Pacific Northwest Ballet is proud to present the American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s full-length Don Quixote this February, and they are offering Junior League members a peek behind the scenes! Who wouldn’t want to watch a rehearsal of “the best version of this classical ballet…a display of exciting and hot-blooded dance?”
Junior League members in all membership categories, please mark your calendars for January 25th and come to the Pacific Northwest Ballet studios for an excerpt of the ballet and see the dancers polish the performance. In addition to watching the rehearsal, you can rotate and take a tour of the costume shop where the excellent tailors are working on costumes for Apollo and Carmina Burana. Please allow 30 minutes for the rehearsal preview and another 30 minutes for the tour of the costumes.
Last year this combo rehearsal and costume shop tour was a big hit and space is filling up fast, so click the link above to visit our website to find the event details and RSVP. We hope you’ll join us in taking advantage of the hospitality and generosity of Pacific Northwest Ballet. See you in January!