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Slavery in My City in United States of America Today? What is Human Trafficking?

 

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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here.  I just received an email from Marily Mondejar

V-DAY FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK 

“WOMEN OF COLOR UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE” CAMPAIGN 
PRESENTS A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY BENEFIT PERFORMANCE OF 
“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”
May 25, 2012, 7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
Tickets are available at City Box Office by calling 415.392.4400 or online at www.cityboxoffice.com.  Tickets are $28 for seniors/students, $38 for general admission and $100 for VIP seating.  10% discount for group tickets of 10 or more.
Patrons are encouraged to sponsor tickets for domestic violence agencies and shelter residents so they can attend the show.  To sponsor, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events or call 415.935.4FWN.
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SAVE THE DATE – Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 7 pm Pacific Standard Time

My dear colleague Vicki Weiland forwarded this message from film-maker Jonathan Fung:

You are invited to the premiere of Hark and can pick up a signed DVD copy of the film in the lobby after the screening and human trafficking panel discussion with International Justice Mission, Freedom House and the San Jose Police Dept Human Trafficking Task Force.

Thanks again for your generous donation toward the making of Hark.

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 7 pm
HARK Film Premiere
Santa Clara University Recital Hall
free admission & reception following

Hark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.

With love and gratitude,
Jonathan

Jonathan Fung
Producer/Director
Hark
Sleepy Toe Pictures, LLC

F  | facebook.com/groups/Harkthemovie
T  | twitter.com/harkthemovie
W| www.harkthemovie.com

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9

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http://valerieleeworks.wordpress.com Valerie Lee is the author of The Jade Rubies.

Set in 1915, we are introduced to two sisters, Sulan and May. In a whirlwind fashion, the girls are torn away from their mother after being sold to a child broker and then to a wealthy couple who takes them on a life changing journey to the New World. Once settled into Vancouver with their master and mistress, the sisters fall into a routine of abuse at the hands of rich sadists and drug traffickers.

 

Jennifer Harbourn reviews Valerie Lee‘s book The Jade Rubies:

“It s all too common for a reader to find themselves snuggled cozily in their home, under blankets within the safety of their predictable world. It is in such cases that the juxtaposition of a novel such as Valerie Lee‘s The Jade Rubies truly shakes the reader. As I watched a tale of two innocent Chinese girls unfold, I became self-aware; knowing that I would never have to endure the trauma that these girls lived for 251 pages was both a relieving and guilt laden experience. This isn’t the first time that I’ve experienced this particular set of emotions, as I’m often drawn to stories concerning the multicultural plight of women.
Valerie Lee shows us by way of sights and the imagery of scents that a deep mystery is set to unfold by the end of the book. I found myself deeply invested in the kindly characters and equally critical of the villains. I think she found her voice as a writer and used it well.”

Here’s a book review by Robert A. Garfinkle of The Jade Rubies .

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human trafficking--look beneath the surface--report to authorities

Here’s my webpage with links to:

Look Beneath the Surface -- Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

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As a writer and writing coach, I feel it is my responsibility and my job to “look beneath the surface” of all stories. I can choose to be aware of what is going on in life, speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves, and help other writers do the same.

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Editor, Story Consultant, Platform-Building Coach

http://writingcoachteresa.com

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan has helped over 1,000 writers.

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a writing contest for horror novels?

Thank you, publisher Christopher Payne, for bringing this to my attention.

JournalStone Publishing

JournalStone’s $2,000 advance in 2011 Publishing Contest  http://journalstone.com
Get your HORROR novel published and earn a $2,000 advance against future royalties.
JournalStone is holding its first HORROR publishing contest. Have you written a horror novel?  Would you like to be published?  Would you like to actually earn money for your efforts?
Submit your 75,000 words or more manuscript/novel to christophercpayne@journalstone.com on or before 11 p.m. Pacific time June 1, 2011, and you will be entered.  The winner will receive a $2,000 advance against future royalties and have his/her novel published by JournalStone.  Grammar counts, people.  Have it edited before you submit your entry.
The #1 winner is also eligible for active membership to the HWA (Horror Writers Association).  Have you always wanted to join, but haven’t met the criteria.  You can now become an active member with all of its benefits and prestige!
Scared about not winning?  Second prize gets a $500 advance and a published novel.  Yes, you have to sign a contract first.  Third place gets a $200 advance and for the last time, also gets a published novel.  Not one of the top three?  No worries, you might still be good enough to get your novel published, you will just have to earn your money on the royalties.  We only have so much to give out for free.

Details at:   http://journalstone.com/contest/2000-in-2011-horror-contest/

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Christopher Payne and I are board members of WNBA-SF Chapter. If you’d like to meet us, we will be at the WNBA event “Meet the Agents & Acquisition Editors” on Saturday March 26, 2011   http://wnba-sfchapter.org

Sincerely,

22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan

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