For the Art In You

To All My Artistic Friends (and those who want to be):

There are many exciting things happening connecting art and human trafficking!

There are numerous organizations that empower survivors and prevents others from entering into exploitation:

Set 1 Free/ World Crafts
Bringing hope and dignity to impoverished people around the world, WorldCrafts is a fair trade nonprofit importer of beautiful handmade crafts.

WAR (Women At Risk)  International
Women At Risk, International unites and educates women to create circles of protection and hope around women at risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects.

Here are just a couple of organizations using art to heal and or prevent injustices in the Greater Boston area:

Urbanity Dance
Urbanity Dance is committed to providing quality arts experiences both on and off the stage. Believing in the creative interplay between art and community, Urbanity Dance has supported neighborhood collaboration and the constructive channeling of vitality, especially fostering life enhancement for children, youth, and adults through dance and movement.

InnerCHANGE Boston works among homeless youth and young adults (ages 14-30) in the Cambridge/Boston area.

If you are interested in finding more artistic engagement email Carrie at

Here are a couple of events this month that connects art and human trafficking:

Art Speak
A Concert and Art Show to Fight Human Trafficking
works of art, in various mediums and dimensions, that explore the idea of restoration in all its facets.

When: March 22nd to March 24th
opening night:  March 22nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Old Town Hall
Derby Square, Salem, MA

Anti-Trafficking Symposium Sponsors “Soul Cry”
The sixth annual symposium sponsored by the Boston Anti-Trafficking Coalition of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Boston Unit will take place at Fontbonne Academy on April 6, 2013. A major part of this event will be theAccendo Dance Company’s presentation of “Soul Cry “– based on a true story of sex trafficking as reported by Nicholas Kristoff in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Half the Sky,” Educators, health professionals, and all desiring to raise awareness about human trafficking are invited.When: April 6th from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: Fontbonne Academy
930 Brook Rd. Milton,MA 02186

There is no cost but please register by calling 617.746.2028. A free will offering is encouraged.
For more information visit:

painting done by Christ Otto (Director of Belonging House Ministry)
learn about Christ Otto’s book An Army Arising : Why Artists are on the Frontline of the Next Move of God here

In His Hope,


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