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July 22 - Riding against Traffic - Syracuse, NY, Stop

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Riding Against Traffic!

A Cross-Country “Counter-Trafficking” Bicycle Ride

Syracuse, New York, Stop

July 22, 2014    6-8 PM

First Baptist Church

5833 East Seneca Turnpike

Jamesville, NY

 

 

Sponsored by the Iroquois Baptist Association of Churches

6:00 PM Welcome Garrett on his Arrival

Free Food & Live Entertainment

6:45 PM Garrett’s Story – Why Ride?

7:15 PM Garrett with Youth – How Can Young People Fight Trafficking?

Adults with Local & International Anti-Trafficking Workers

Free childcare at 6:45 by reservation - Call 469-2000 or email fbaptis1@twcny.rr.com by July 18.

A Ride for Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare

Join Garrett in Countering Human Trafficking in the US and Abroad!

For more information:  dkelsey64@gmail.com or (315)692-8038

Why Ride?

Globally, two children are trafficked every minute, and 79% of those trafficked will be sexually exploited.   Partnering with International Ministries (IM) of American Baptist Churches-USA, this ride will benefit the work of missionaries Debbie Kelsey (Europe) and Mylinda Baits (Iberoamerica-Caribbean), both of whom train people to empower women and girls, reach out to trafficking victims, and who dialogue in their regions of service about how the demand for commercial sex can be decreased.  Additionally, proceeds will benefit Onondaga CASA for Kids, a nonprofit that supports and advocates for children forgotten by the legal system.

 

 

Who Rides?

Garrett Zambrows, age 25 and a recent graduate of Purdue University in film-making, is an avid athlete who has chosen to put pedals to his passion for showing God’s love by taking on this cross-country bicycling challenge.  When asked why he would dedicate his ride to support anti-human trafficking ministries, Zambrows explained: “First and foremost, Jesus calls us to do two things:  love God and love one another. I haven’t figured out loving God 100%, but loving my neighbor is something that has immediate empirical evidence. Nowhere in any definition of love is the exploitation of someone for physical or sexual use included. Human trafficking isn’t an example of loving our neighbors, and I can’t help but feel that I need to do something about it.”

Why Are You Invited?

You can:

Prevent human trafficking

Decrease the demand that drives the sex industry which exploits women

Support local and international efforts to stop human trafficking and empower trafficking survivors to embrace a future of hope.

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To report possible cases of human trafficking in the U.S., call toll-free:

888 3737 888

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center

 

For more information on human trafficking in the U.S., go to

www.polarisproject.org

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For more information on the ride:

facebook.com/RidingAgainstTraffic

www.ridingagainsttraffic.org (Online donation link also available)

Twitter Feed:  @RideAgstTraffic

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For information on the projects Garrett’s ride will benefit:  www.internationalministries.org/teams/45-baits

www.internationalministries.org/teams/71-kelsey

www.casaforchildren.org