Students focus attention on modern-day slavery

Students focus attention on modern-day slavery

BBC students powered two Scranton-area events this spring, drawing community attention to modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and the challenges of forging change.

BBC&SNearly 200 people participated in the April 9 Scranton Stand for Freedom. The 24 consecutive hours on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square enabled students to connect with local residents, area churches, and students from other colleges in this International Justice Mission-connected event. It included opportunities to learn about slavery and human trafficking and ways to make a difference. The Stand also included space for prayer in groups, take-home prayer cards, activities such as T-shirt-making and more.

Watch a special video here.

See pictures from the day here.

The Stand was followed on April 10 by an area premier of the movie "#standwithme," which saw another 200 in attendance. The impressive, expansive documentary makes the brutal issue of modern-day slavery accessible. Portland-based filmmaking studio Stillmotion's movie introduces viewers to a 9-year-old who started a lemonade stand to help end child slavery and explores how others can make a stand against it, too.

The events grew out of the interest of students to make a difference on matters of worldwide importance.

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Posted on: 5/2/2014 12:29:00 PM

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