India trip Presentation at UUSS
Posted by Petra Stanton
Posted on February 7, 2016
The Freedom Club representatives who traveled to India shared their experiences during the service and invited everyone to get involved in the work to end human trafficking. Meg Burnett shared about the partners that we worked with, Patty Budding gave the stories of people that we met, Linnea Stanton shared her experiences and about her desire to do more to help, and Petra Stanton gave examples of different ways to be involved in the movement.
Photos are included along with an exerpt from the Freedom Song.
The gentlemean in the turban wrote this song that they perform for other villages to educate about workers’ rights and the resistance to entrapment by slaveholders. A wife laments the long absence of her husband after he borrowed a small amount of money from a Contractor and promised to work to repay the debt. The man was taken far away to work, but, after many years, did not return– until one day The Slave Rescuer organization brought him home. The family is grateful to the rescuers that he is safely back home at home and to have learned about their legal rights to freedom from bondage.