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Twenty-seven Hour Stand Seeks to Shine a Light on Slavery

stand 4 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/27/13) – At 7:00 a.m. this morning, students from the Western Kentucky University chapter of the International Justice Mission began their 27 hour Stand for Freedom to shine a light on modern-day slavery. For 27 hours, students will stand in Centennial Mall on WKU’s campus.
 
“The Stand for Freedom is 27 hours for 27 million people that are in human trafficking and modern-day slavery,” Elyssa Carmony said. “It’s just to spread awareness and raise funds to send to help support the International Justice Mission, social workers and people who are rescuing and restoring these victims.”
 
The students are holding signs that represent their cause. The movement began from a Christian conference in Atlanta in January called Passion Conferences. This conference began a movement called the “End it Movement.”
 
End It seeks to raise awareness for the 27 million people in the world who are in slavery in things like sex trafficking and child labor.
 
The WKU IJM is asking students to sign a petition for the movement at the stand to send to President Barack Obama.
 
Carmony said that slavery is more local than most people realize.

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“There are slaves in Bowling Green, Kentucky and people just don’t know about it,” she said. “I think that is a shock for a lot of people that it happens in Kentucky, but there have been busts in Barren County a couple of weeks ago about people being trafficked.”
 
At 9 p.m. tonight, there will be a worship service at the stand led by the worship leaders of Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green.
 
The Stand for Freedom will take place through the night until 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. Students will stand the whole 27 hours, even through the late night and early morning.
 
Aaron Frasier
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Aaron Frasier

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