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Monday, February 9, 2015


       There's an important event on Thursday, a chance for you to "rise up" to help abused women.

    Today's Miami Herald tells the story of two South Florida teenagers, ages 15 and 16, who were "persuaded" to work as prostitutes.  Their alleged john, Ricky Atkins, worked at the shelter where the runaway girls had been living.  He's been arrested and goes to trial soon.
    The girls?  Who knows?  The article doesn't say what happened to them. Hopefully they're getting help, a chance to turn their young lives around.

   It's another disturbing story from what's called "the sex trade", the child prostitution business. It's all too common in Miami and this Thursday, February 12, you can help do something about it.

   We're having an event, One Billion Rising, Miami.  It is taking place throughout the world to draw attention to this much ignored problem.  Planners figured there are 7 billion people on our planet. If we can get one billion of them to rise up to fight the sex trade and other forms of violence against women, we can begin to do more than we're doing now.
    Here's the information on the Thursday, February 12th, event,

One Billion Rising, Miami-
  A rally and march to stand up for the women of the world and the many injustices they endure.  It will address the problems of sex trafficking
and domestic violence in South Florida.
Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus 4-6 pm. 
350 NE 2nd Avenue in Downtown Miami.
 There's a march at five followed by
live music, dancing and drumming.  For more information go to, ,  or .

   We'll be there on Thursday.  Bring a sign and march with us.  
Your friends,
Glenn & Francesca

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