Huntingdon News

March 04, 2013
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Voice of Justice stands for freedom from slavery

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College student organization Voice of Justice will hold a Stand for Freedom fundraising event March 6–7 to raise funds for and awareness about the estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery in the world today.  During the Stand For Freedom event, students will stand on the front steps of Pratt Hall for 27 hours from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, until noon, March 7.  The goal of the Stand is to raise $2700 to benefit the International Justice Mission, an organization that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.  Donations, which may be made online at https://www.ijmfreedommaker.org/campaign/965/Huntingdon-College-Stand-For-Freedom/, are tax deductible and a receipt will be emailed to the donor.  An ending rally will take place at 11:00 a.m. March 7, during which sponsors and supporters may join to celebrate the 27th and final hour of the Stand. 

International Justice Mission, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a human rights agency whose attorneys, investigators, and aftercare professionals work with local governments in 13 countries to rescue victims of violent abuse, to ensure long-term care, to prosecute their perpetrators under local laws, and to transform public justice systems to protect entire communities.  IJM partners with hundreds of colleges across the country to raise awareness about the world-wide issue of human trafficking.  Huntingdon's Voice of Justice event is among many that will occur at more than 400 college campuses nationwide from March 5 through March 15.  Learn more about these events by visiting www.ijm.org/stand.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contribution to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 Baccalaureate colleges.

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