I’m thankful for many things in life and above all for the freedom to stand up against injustice, discrimination, abuse and violence against women. For the opportunity to use my talents and skills to educate, raise awareness and support a groundbreaking music campaign that will use the power of music to unite young people to stop violence against women together.
This past year has been a learning experience and I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with, volunteer and collaborate with various human rights activists and organizations anti- slavery - violence against women campaigns that empower survivors. Today, I’d like to receive no gifts at all, So if you’re reading this and you were planning on sending that last minute gift or card :) please make a donation instead to one of the two non-profit organizations that I currently collaborate with, volunteer and support. Here’s a brief description for each and a link to the website where you can find a donation button or link.
(1.) FSTH: Human Trafficking Survivors Foundation. Fundación de Sobrevivientes de Trafico Humano
About FSTH & it’s founder:
Virginia Isaias is a kidnap and human trafficking victim & survivor. She founded Human Trafficking Survivors Foundation. (@FSTHFoundation) “Fundacion de Sobrevivientes de Trafico Humano.”
FSTH focuses on providing support and innovative programs to survivors of violence, exploitation and slavery. Virginia is focused on educating the public to be alert, to prevent and to raise awareness of exploitation and human trafficking so it may one day cease to exist.
Virginia has founded her foundation with her own life savings. Virginia was a 2011 recipient of “Women Making a Difference” by Senator Lou Correa. She has successfully established a series of free periodic workshops on domestic violence and human trafficking prevention. She is also assisting survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with basic needs, and empowering them so they can live happy, dignified and self-fulfilling lives.
(2.) The Pixel Project
The Pixel Project - Is a global virtual 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit working to end violence against women worldwide using social media and other online strategies and new technologies. http://www.thepixelproject.net
Are you a Musician.. Love Music? Checkout the pixel project’s music campaign website “Music for Pixels” http://music4pixels.thepixelproject.net/
The YouTube Cover Carnival competition is part of our Music for Pixels campaign (http://bit.ly/Music4Pixels) which aims to galvanise YouTube musicians and music fans to join forces to say NO to violence against women through the power of music. Through the competition, musicians will help inspire the global audience to learn more about and take action to stop the violence that affects 1 in 3 women and girls.
Text: HOPE to: 38383 send a message of Support to the families affected in today’s Newtown Connecticut school shooting
On Oct20 Anti trafficking artists @LukeDowler, @MikeMurrayTunes
& @ANJEZAMusic performed at The Los Angeles Brewing Company
@LABrewingCo to raise awareness vs modern day slavery! and support the work of IJM.org International Justice Mission and safe home for survivors of human trafficking in Mexico: Fundación Camino A Casa
WBOQTOUR is a part of Luke Dowler’s 2012 Won’t Burn Out Quiet Tour to raise awareness about modern day slavery through sharing activism and music that educates on this subject. “Music for freedom”
Music that stands for freedom and against injustice, slavery, abuse and oppression.
During the event LA Brewing Co. Had a Happy Hour to benefit (IJM) IJM.org International Justice Mission while the public enjoyed LIVE performances by the artists that represent the movement for justice and freedom.
Watch our page @Artists4Freedom
for exciting updates on the artists we represent +the causes you care about.
If you would like to learn more about the cause and organization (IJM) that was supported during this event and throughout this tour please visit their website here:
To connect with The band, Luke Dowler, Mike Murray
Please visit: www.lukedowler.com
To connect with Actress, Singer~Song-Writer ANJEZA please visit: www.angiegega.com
Join us this saturday Oct20 At @LABrewingCo 10pm-2am Free music, activism event! Open to the public.
Los Angeles Brewing Company | 750 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 | Phone (213) 622-0500
A part of Luke Dowler’s 2012 WBOQTOUR (Won’t Burn Out Quiet Tour.) to raise awareness about modern day slavery through activism and music
Special message and performance by Anti trafficking artist Luke Dowler and band.
with special guests Mike Murray & ANJEZA
Happy Hour to benefit (IJM) IJM.org International Justice Mission. - Ask for special drinks to benefit IJM
Slavery book giveaway to the largest group attending this event!
The book: Nightmare Along the River Nile: Abducted by the LRA. Written by Author Suzanna E Nelson. Advocate of peace, anti slavery and protection of war children. Author of two award-winning novels and UN consultant.
“Nightmare Along The River Nile” featured here: http://thenoproject.org/english/videos-books/books/
About Luke Dowler & WBOQTour
Luke is an artist, activist known for his amazing voice but also for his activism and support to IJM
www.ijm.org International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Luke Dowler wrote a song about child trafficking to help raise awareness and funds to combat child exploitation/child trafficking.
Watch and share the video
“Silence Is Shameful” by Luke Dowler here: http://ow.ly/1Ej18H
Download Silence Is Shameful on iTunes:
70% proceeds go to IJM International Justice Mission to help support their work to ensure justice to victims of human trafficking and abuse worldwide.
To learn more about Luke Dowler and receive tour updates visit his website: www.lukedowler.com
On This International Day of Peace - Let Us Remember & Never Forget … There Is No Peace Without Justice.
Sudan is one of the richest nations in Africa where natural resources are concerned. Because of the ongoing genocide 40 children die each day there from hunger.  little lives extinguished every day, while you read this, a light went out.
All human beings, whatever their cultural or historical background, suffer when they are intimidated, imprisoned or tortured . We must, therefore, insist on a global consensus, not only on the need to respect human rights worldwide, but also on the definition of these rights … for it is the inherent nature of all human beings to yearn for freedom, equality and dignity, and they have an equal right to achieve that.
FREE Sara Kruzan Now!
visit: (SaveSara.com ) to learn how
Sara Kruzan was sentenced to Life without parole at age 16. Sara Kruzan was a multiple rape & child sex-trafficking victim who shot her pimp at age 16. - Watch her story here: http://savesara.com/SarasStory.php
Note: Photo Rights belong to SaveSara.com
Here’s a fun way to discover new music while supporting the @PixelProject’s work to say NO to violence against women worldwide!
The @PixelProject has selected 8 semi-finalists for it’s Music Campaign (Music4Pixels.) Fall 2012 @YouTube Cover Carnival Competition to say NO to Violence Against Women Worldwide! You can help The Pixel Project determine who the 5 finalists will be by casting your vote »Voting is open from now until 14 September 2012
[visit this link to cast your vote:] http://ow.ly/1OuAjo