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Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:19 AM
From: Vanessa Oliveira [osvanessa@hotmail.com]
Subject: Ann: Official Launch of Alliance Against Modern Slavery, January 28-29, 2011

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Alliance Against Modern Slavery (AAMS) in Toronto on January 28-29, 2011.

AAMS (www.allianceagainstmodernslavery.org) is a new NGO dedicated to raising awareness about and combating modern slavery, a practice which affects 27 million lives worldwide.

The mission of AAMS is to combat modern slavery by collecting resources, creating programs, and building projects among a network of local and global partners so that every person has the opportunity for sustainable freedom.

Get your ticket now at https://secure1.tixhub.com/yorku/procurement for an inspiring, uplifting benefit concert for freedom on January 28 (7pm-10 pm) in the beautiful Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University where So You Think You Can Dance Canada was filmed. The freedom concert features motivational speaker Roger Cram as MC, TED Speaker and AAMS board member Kevin Bales, Survivors Timea Nagy and Natasha Falle, Glendene Grant (Mother of Missing Human Trafficking Victim Jessie Foster), Actress Singer Songwriter Kate Todd, Guitar Player Jeff Gunn and Janelle Belgrave of Peace Concept, Samba Elegua Drummers, an Anti-Slavery Art Auction, and much more.

Following the concert for freedom on January 28, AAMS has planned a jam packed, informative conference on January 29 (9am-5:30pm) held in Founders Assembly Hall. Speakers include Andrew Churchman (Canada Fights Human Trafficking), Julia Smith-Brake (Chab Dai Canada), Lisa J. Cheong (Ratanak Foundation), Survivor Timea Nagy (Walk With Me), Jamie McIntosh (International Justice Mission), Marty Van Doren (RCMP Human Trafficking Awareness Coordinator for Ontario), MP Joy Smith (Conservative - Kildonan - St. Paul, Manitoba), MP Glen Pearson (Liberal - London North Centre, Ontario – Video Message), Peggy Nash (NDP Federal President), Benjamin Perrin (Author of Invisible Chains and Founder of The Future Group – Video Message), Deepa Mattoo (South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario), Brittany Luby (Indigenous Student Life – Video Message), Glendene Grant (Mother of Missing Human Trafficking Victim Jessie Foster), Azra Rashid (Forced Marriage Film Maker), and Christina Cudahy (Grassroots Advocate, Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program). To register for the conference now, visit www.allianceagainstmodernslavery.org

We hope you can join us for two wonderful events to mark the launch of AAMS!