The OSU chapter of the International Justice Mission is hosting a fundraiser on library lawn Tuesday, April 21. A member of the IJM crew will be chained up on the lawn until they reach $1000 in donations. This is to symbolize the international slave trafficking problem.
- 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year.
- 12.3 million people are in some form of forced labor, including sexual slavery, at any given time.
- It takes approximately $1,000 to free a slave from bondage. That is how much we are trying to raise.
“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” -Isaiah 1:17
I am so excited about this group because the more I read about sex and slave trafficking, even just from seeing the movie, Taken, the more disgusted I am with how evil our world is and how little I do personally to change it. Hopefully, this demonstration will raise awareness on our campus and inspire people to do what they can, even if it’s just designing a poster or buying a bracelet to help the cause on April 21.