JUBILEE

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Introduction

Modern Slavery?

Who Are You?

What Can You Do?

Links

There is nothing that disgusts us more than the literal human slavery that exists for 27 million children, women and men who are currently –as in right now as you read this - held in forced labor and sex slavery.

We use our performances to flip on the light switch that slavery still exists.  We also donate 50% of our CD and merchandise sales to International Justice Mission – a group that rescues and provides aftercare for victims of sex and labor slavery.

Music has always inspired, encouraged, and brought people together.  The world still needs positive change, and music still plays it’s part.  This makes sense.  What better way to heal the worst of the human experience, than by enjoying the best of it?
An estimated 27 million people are enslaved around the world today – that’s more than the population of New York and Virginia combined.

“In 2004 there are more slaves than were seized from Africa during the 4 centuries of trans-Atlantic slave trade.”  Kevin Bales, from Disposable People

In 1850 a slave in the Southern United States cost the equivalent of $40,000 today.  According to Free the Slaves, a slave today costs an average of $90.

It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century – a 9 billion dollar industry. Trafficking ranks 2nd, after drug smuggling and tying with arms dealing, in organized crime activities.

The United States is one of the top 3 destination points for trafficked victims, along with Japan and Australia.  California, New York, Texas and Nevada are the top destination states in the country.
The world has many needs, and there are many heroes and organizations serving with great love and nobility.  We (JUBILEE) believe that effective and wise advocacy comes about when individuals thrive. It is possible to reach too far in helping others, and tumble on top of them.  You must have a good personal footing – thriving individually – if you are to maintain your balance while serving others.  Then by all means, kneel, and wrap your arms around the horizon!

Use your imagination to make connections between what you love in life, and what you hate in the world.  Any worthwhile, sustainable efforts we make must be rooted in the reality of our own personal talents and interests.
 
For JUBILEE, our talents and interests are musical, and nothing disgusts us more about the world than humans owning other humans as slaves.  Girls as young as 5 years old are raped, and men are literally worked to death – all to make the slave owner money.
 
We decided to continue our passion of music and fight slavery by raising awareness at our performances, and by donating 50% of our CD and merchandise sales to groups on the front lines (ie. International Justice Mission).
 
Imagine how you can do what you love in life to undo what you hate.
 

1st - Become a member of TEAM JUBILATION



2nd - Learn the facts



3rd - Print out flyers to post in public places

(like bathrooms, workspaces, community bulletin boards, etc.)


4th - Write a quick note



5th - Use your talents and strengths


Well, we started a band - but that’s just ‘cause we like music. What are your talents? How do you have a voice in the world? How can you give the voiceless a voice?

Here’s a good example...



If you had one minute, what would you say about the sexual exploitation of children? theoneminutesJr., is a UNICEF project designed to give young people the opportunity to make a one minute video statement about the issues that matter most in their lives. To learn more about theoneminutesJr., click here.


International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems. They have a 4-fold purpose: Victim Relief, Perpetrator Accountability, Victim Aftercare, & Structural Transformation

Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) is a grassroots coalition working to make a slave-free world, one city at a time.  Uniting community-based abolition activists, local and national non-government organizations, government agencies, and other coalitions, SAS seeks to raise human trafficking awareness and mobilize the public to better advocate for victims, enhance survivor care, promote legislation to combat human trafficking, and help service providers build capacity. JUBILEE is an SAS Coalition Partner.

SlaveryMap exists to record and display instances of human trafficking across the globe. Whether you find them hidden in your hometown or covered in The New York Times, report the incidents onto this map for people everywhere to see. If you encounter a current situation of bondage, do not enter the information here. Please immediately call the US national trafficking hotline number so that the proper law enforcement and service providers can be alerted: 1-888-3737-888.

Love146 works toward the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation through prevention and aftercare solutions, and contributing to a growing abolition movement.

Free the Slaves is a not for profit organization made up of people who don't want to live in a world with slavery. And they're willing to do something about it.

Not For Sale Campaign equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe.

Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels through our offices in Washington, DC; Newark, NJ; and Tokyo, Japan.  Polaris Project is one of the few organizations working on all forms of trafficking and serving both citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking. Their blog is called The North Star.

StopX is a place for young people who want to contribute to the fight against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. StopX offers information, resources, and media about sexual exploitation, as well as the opportunity to join a community of like-minded youth activists.

Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization located in Los Angeles that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims.

MTV EXIT is a campaign to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking in Europe and Asia. Since the campaign launched in 2004, MTV EXIT has created various programs and activities that informed and empowered millions of young people both from source and destination countries about the issue and take actions within their communities.
JUBILEE does Special Events too! (Weddings, Private Parties, etc.)