Winter Solstice Meditation

Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30pm in The Yoga Room at Wareing’s Gym

with Diane Malaspina

Donation Class to benefit The Emancipation Network

 This is an invitation to join a group meditation on the Winter Solstice. On the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, the beginning of winter, there is a three day period when the sun begins to “rise” in the sky, nights shorten and days begin to lengthen.

For millennia diverse cultures and religions have celebrated that moment when the sun once again begins its yearly ascent in the sky. Rituals evolved at the .me of the Solstice to celebrate the coming of the light, and to affirm abundance and good fortune for the upcoming season.

Our donations will go to health checks, vocational education, food and shelter, clothing, basic math and reading education, rescue missions and more for women and children trafficked in India.

About The Emancipation Network

The Emancipation Network is an international organization, founded by Sarah Symons and John Berger in 2005, dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern slavery.

It helps survivors of slavery rebuild their lives after rescue from slavery, through economic empowerment, education and help reintegrating into society.

TEN works to prevent slavery in high risk communities such as red light and refugee communities, by creating jobs for adults and through volunteer trips and donations to their shelter partners for rescue, school fees, emergency needs and reintegration. It also imports and sells handicraft products made by survivors of slavery and persons at risk of being trafficked into slavery via the site “Made by Survivors”.

TEN combines public outreach and education programs about human trafficking with income-generating programs for survivors and high risk girls. Staff members, ʺAmbassadorsʺ and volunteers organize awareness events across the country to educate people about human trafficking and sell the Made by Survivors products.

The selling of Made by Survivors products generates income for both survivors and at-risk groups. Since 2005, TEN has expandeded to work with over 20 partners in 12 countries.

Made By Survivors

Visit the Made By Survivors Website by clicking here

Established in 2005, Made by Survivors is committed to efficiency and fiscal responsibility.  We keep salaries and overhead to a minimum (with just one full-time US staff member), so that every possible dollar can go where it is needed most – to survivors and programs in the field.  Our 2016 overhead is entirely covered by a generous grant from the Foster Family Foundation, so every dollar you donate will go directly to one of our core programs – employment, education and shelter/aftercare