Good News Friday!
A follow up to last week’s news about Tennessee passing anti-trafficking legislation: now they’re also looking into creating new shelters for victims. As state laws change to protect minors in the sex trade as victims, more metro areas are finding a need for housing, counseling and other transitioning assistance.
While we’re on the subject, the National Association of Attorneys General has named human trafficking their 2011-2012 issue.
2. World Refugee Day Celebrated Across the Globe
It was World Refugee Day on Monday, and I celebrated with my mother at Refugee Services, where I won a raffled soapstone sculpture donated by Ten Thousand Villages. It was reminiscent of the last time I went to a special event with Refugee Services. At a winter clothing giveaway for some of the city’s neediest, I ended up with two sweaters that none of the refugees would take.
Yup. My “style” is rejected free clothing, like Maria in The Sound of Music. At the beginning. When she lives in a convent.
On a separate note, if anyone has leftover spring cleaning/trash for me to dig through/wear, just let me know.
Have a lovely weekend!