I am excited to be part of an event that seeks to change the world. The Jams for Justice slogan is: “harnessing the power of the arts to create traffick jams” and that is exactly what we are doing.
What is Jams for Justice?
Jams for Justice is an idea that was born in the heart of Greer Bell who is equally passionate about music and the arts as well as counter human trafficking. The idea is to give people a platform to get involved in counter human trafficking through events which focus on the arts. Our goal is to host Jams for Justice events periodically, and to eventually host a music and arts festival.
What does a typical Jams for Justice event look like?
We like to host our events in a different venue each time, so our first event was at The Waiting Room in Long Street and our next event will be in Muizenberg’s Alive Cafe. As guests arrive, they are presented with a few arty things to do. At our next event, guests will be able to take a look at a beautiful art exhibition with a counter human trafficking theme. We have also invited A21 to come to our event and do a bit of a “Human Trafficking 101” talk with our guests. This would be a short presentation, but it is incredibly helpful for people to understand what we are dealing with. The last part of our event has a music focus. The lovely Greer Bell is launching her album “Fire Lily”, and by buying one of her albums, you will be contributing to the projects that A21 have going on at the moment.
At our last event, we were entertained by Evelyn Hart (pictured above) and Paige Mac. This beautiful photo was taken by Oliver Brune.
How is counter human trafficking incorporated into the events?
For each event we link up with an organisation that is working hands on in counter human trafficking. At our last event, we partnered with Justice Acts, and we were able to donate money towards a safe house that they are running. Our goal is to create very practical opportunities for our guests to get involved in this amazing cause. So there will always be a sign up sheet where people can ask to receive newsletters (these newsletters will provide the latest information about various trafficking laws, stories and opportunities to serve) and they can offer their services. So, whatever your skills and passions are, sign up! There will always be an area in which you can do something practical to change the lives of the people that are rescued from human trafficking.
How can people get involved?
The best way to get involved is to link up with Jams for Justice on Facebook. That way, you are able to see the latest news and areas in which we are needing extra hands. You will also be able to see when we are hosting our events. Simply attending an event is helping us to create awareness and to raise funds.
The Jams for Justice Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jams-For-Justice
The A21 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheA21CampaignSouthAfrica
The Justice Acts Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-ACTs-International
Saturday 9 November 2013
7pm for 7:30
Alive Cafe: 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg
R50 entrance fee
Find the Facebook event information: http://www.facebook.com/events/169651679893738