Sunday evenings, for as long as I can remember, have included the sound of a ticking clock. Just like a favorite blanket, the smell of homemade cookies, or an old photo, this sound envokes a deep feeling of fond memories for me.
That ticking comes from the longest running news magazine on TV: 60 Minutes. My parents–both news nuts–religiously watch the show every week. Obviously, when I was little the detailed reports often lead to an early bedtime (on the couch) for me, but I always hung around simply waiting until the last few minutes. Why? Because of this man:
Andy at his desk--how I envision him.
I don’t have much time to write a post because I am running dangerously late for class, but I had to share what I did last night. I went to Oregon State University’s rival school (University of Oregon) and saw a presentation on Human Trafficking. I don’t have much time to talk about it, but in short: human trafficking (often known as prostitution) is a huge problem in the United States. I know that myself and probably many people in the US believe that this is a problem in places like Cambodia and other underdeveloped countries. This is true, but there are over 200,000 people being trafficked in the US alone, so clearly this is a big problem. If you want to learn more or start your own information group, please check out these links.
Hope you find this as inspiring as I did!
Univ. Oregon Slavery Still Exists Facebook Group
Univ. Oregon WordPress Slavery Blog (also added to my blog roll over there—-> )
International Justice Mission (where you can find info to start your own)