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  Patricia Hammell Kashtock

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Each life is a journey. The voices of many guides try to direct us, saying, “This is the path – walk in it!” Yet each one leads in a different direction.

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Washington Nats Host Anti-Slavery Night

For those of you in the Washington DC area.

It you enjoy baseball, this might be a good game to attend. Don't know about the game quality for this one, but it has a great cause.

From Fox News concerning last year's event: 

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/091009_nats_hold_anti_human_trafficking_night :

Nats Hold Anti-Human Trafficking Night

Updated: Monday, 21 Sep 2009, 10:56 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 10 Sep 2009, 11:19 PM EDT      

Bob Barnard

By BOB BARNARD/myfoxdc

WASHINGTON, D.C. - You've no doubt heard of Bat Day or Banner Day at Major League Baseball games, but Thursday night's contest between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies was a first. It was Anti-Human Trafficking Night at Nationals Park. 

The D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force asked for a night to spread public awareness of the issue. The Washington Nationals complied.

The task force sold t-shirts to raise awarness for their cause and included the hotline number and website url,http://www.polarisproject.org/ . It claims that on any given day roughly 27 million people around the world are kept as slaves.

The State Department's point person on human trafficking was honored before the game. Ambassador Luis de Baca told FOX 5 about the case of a Sony Corp. executive in Los Angeles who, along with his wife, kept their maid as a slave. It was investigated by the Justice Department.

Now, the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington is prosecuting a 42-year-old Temple Hills man who has been indicted on charges he kept young girls to work as prostitutes on the streets of D.C.

To see what Anti-Human Trafficking Night at the ballpark was like, check out our story that aired during the FOX 5 News at 10.



What: 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Night
WhereNationals Park (1500 South Capitol St SE, Washington, DC)
When: Tuesday, May 4 @ 7:05 p.m.

The game, hosted by the DC Human Trafficking Task Force (of which Polaris Project is a member),  is an exciting match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves. Be part of raising awareness on human trafficking at a widely publicized sports game! To purchase your tickets please visit the Washington Nationals website



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Americans at the time knew that the raid was not the isolated work of a madman. Brown was the well financed and supported “point of the lance” for the abolition movement.


June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPark City Real Estate


Presidential scholar Stephen Hess pointed out it isn’t the president, but rather staff members, typically from the administration’s office of protocol


June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeer Valley Condos


Wonderful game. i will be part of raising awareness on human trafficking at a widely publicized sports game!


June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeer Valley Homes

Glad to hear that Allen. Check out some of the other things you can do, like:

It would help out if you could do this.


July 21, 2011 | Registered Commenter[Pat Kashtock]

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