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TAKING A STAND just won the 2012 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice award! THANKS and congratulations to director, Gisella Gutierrez! Click here to read the article!

First official music video! And for one of my most treasured originals “Taking a Stand”—addressing the issue of human trafficking or modern-day slavery in our world today. It will be released with my album on July 21st! Mark your calendars!

I’m taking a stand to end modern-day slavery.

Please look into the great work that these organizations are doing to fight human trafficking.

Restore NYC

Stop Child Trafficking Now

Nomi Network

Sign the petitions to tell companies we want to wear clothes free of child slavery and abuse!:

Forever 21    |    Urban Outfitters


Featuring my original song: Taking a Stand 

Please subscribe to my channel & check back next month! This is the 6th video in my series of anti-slavery or anti-human trafficking videos. Over this next year, I hope to inform and intrigue those who know very little about or may have never even heard of human trafficking. This series is launching with NYC Urban Project's LoGOFF campaign to explore what it means to live Local, Green, Organic, Fair (trade) and (slave) Free.

© Courtney Wong 2012

Sources:
International Labor Rights Forum 
Global clothing brands boycott Uzbek cotton
Responsible Sourcing Network videos 
US Department of State Trafficking In Persons 2011 Report

Courtney Wong, Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader
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Thanks to the second video in my anti-human trafficking series about conflict mineral mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo that produces our electronics, my video series and I garnered enough interest to be featured on MTV Act!  Check it out!

I’ve released my 5th stopmotion video in my anti-slavery youtube series.  This month, we’re discovering how children in Cote d’Ivoire are impacted by our demand for chocolate–just in time to respond by how we make our Valentine’s Day chocolate purchases!

Slave- and Child-Labor Free Chocolate
Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Featuring my original song: Taking a Stand

Please subscribe to my channel & check back next month! Over this next year, I hope to inform and intrigue those who know very little about or may have never even heard of human trafficking. This series is launching with NYC Urban Project’s LoGOFF campaign to explore what it means to live Local, Green, Organic, Fair (trade) and (slave) Free.

© Courtney Wong 2012

Sources:
Ivory Cocoa Farms Child Labor: Little Change
Cocoa Campaign: International Labor Rights Forum
2011 Tulane University Report: Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana
ILO and Chocolate and Cocoa Industry Forge New Partnership to Combat Child Labour in West Africa
US Department of State Trafficking In Persons 2011 Report
Hershey’s $10 million Pledge to Improve West African Cocoa Farming & Fight Child Labor
Slavery In the Supply Chain (video discussing how to find fair trade chocolate)

Courtney Wong, Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader
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Watch & SHARE this video to support National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month!

Human Trafficking in YOUR neighborhood? Check it out on the slaverymap
If you believe you may be a victim of human trafficking or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 Or you can report a tip online.

Please subscribe to my channel & check back in 2 weeks! This is the 3rd video in my series of anti-slavery or anti-human trafficking videos. Over this next year, I hope to inform and intrigue those who know very little about or may have never even heard of human trafficking. This series is launching with NYC Urban Project’s LoGOFF campaign to explore what it means to live Local, Green, Organic, Fair (trade) and (slave) Free.

Sources:
Presidential Proclamation: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month
Google Gives $11 million to Fight Human Trafficking
US Dept of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011 
US Dept of Education: Human Trafficking of Children in the US
Restore NYC
Trucker Hero
US Dept of Health and Human Services: Human Trafficking Into and Within the US
Polaris Project Resources
President Obama photo

How is your favorite tech company making progress toward conflict-free mining?
Ask your congressperson to support conflict minerals regulations

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So this is the second video in my year-long video series exploration into human trafficking, or modern-day slavery.  I learned about this atrocity a few years ago and a burden was really placed on my heart to fight against it.  I have been doing so through supporting various anti-human trafficking non-profits (including Not For Sale, Call + Response, Stop Child Trafficking Now, Restore NYC & Nomi Network) and my own music (my original: Taking A Stand), but still felt this unquenchable thirst to do more.  This video series was birthed from that thirst and aims to educate those who know very little about or have never even heard of human trafficking or modern-day slavery. 

This week’s episode focuses on our electronics and how the minerals comprising these electronics are mined by slaves of armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo—funding their 10+ year long civil war and the 5+ million death toll.  I’m not trying to guilt, shame, or point fingers at anyone, but just enlighten the general public so that we can make informed decisions, knowing that our choices have an impact.

Please watch, subscribe to my channel and SHARE the video!