Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help in the Aftermath of the Jakarta Floods

Volunteers of a local posyandu in a suburb of Jakarta practice administering assists.

Volunteers of a local posyandu in a suburb of Jakarta practice administering assists.

Newly trained Volunteer Ministers in their yellow T-shirts

Newly trained Volunteer Ministers in their yellow T-shirts

Lead Scientology Volunteer Minister Abdi Surbakti, training new Volunteer Ministers and forging partnerships in Jakarta.

Lead Scientology Volunteer Minister Abdi Surbakti, training new Volunteer Ministers and forging partnerships in Jakarta.

Newly trained Volunteer Ministers receive copies of booklets on Scientology Volunteer Minister skills.

Newly trained Volunteer Ministers receive copies of booklets on Scientology Volunteer Minister skills.

Lead Volunteer Minister for Indonesia training volunteers at a local posyandu

Lead Volunteer Minister for Indonesia with new volunteers

A Scientology Volunteer Minister and the women of local healthcare clinics mobilize to provide help to those affected by recent Jakarta floods.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In Jakarta since January when New Year’s flooding paralyzed the Indonesia capital, Lead Scientology Volunteer Minister Abdi Surbakti was preparing to return home Tuesday when two coastal cyclones inundated the city, once again leaving it incapacitated.

But where he was on his own when he began providing relief in early January, today he is joined by dozens of volunteers he has trained in the basic skills of the Volunteer Minister (VM).

Surbakti has been working with the women who volunteer at local “posyadus,” an acronym for Pos Pelayanan Terpadu (integrated service post in Indonesian). Posyandus were created in the early 1980s to establish clinics staffed by volunteers who extend basic healthcare to the nation’s most vulnerable—the children and pregnant women. Although lacking funds and resources, the more than 260,000 posyandus comprise a grassroots institution that brings help throughout the country.

Over the past several weeks, Abdi has delivered dozens of seminars in local centers and has trained hundreds of local posyandu volunteers in the basic technology of Scientology assists. Assists are techniques developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard that speed healing by addressing the emotional and spiritual factors in stress and trauma. Easy to learn, assists are vital skills for these volunteers, who can now use them to help those who come to them seeking relief.

Surbakti described one seminar where he was welcomed enthusiastically by a posyandu located in a village mosque. That morning, the volunteers were providing care to local babies. After they finished their work, the workshop began, with 10 volunteers taking part in the training. “Through the afternoon you could see a gradual change in the women—it was as though a burden was lifting and they were more at peace,” said Surbakti.

“I never thought I could feel like this,” said the leader of one of the posyandus who received an assist during a workshop. “This is new for me and it feels good.” “Thank you for the knowledge, which is very needed to serve the villagers,” said another volunteer, who now sees assists as a vital way to help the elderly and those who are disoriented.

One woman’s grandson came home sick with a fever which persisted for three days. After she learned to provide assists, she used the technique with him. When they started he was sweating profusely. Then he began to relax and he finally fell asleep. When he woke up, his temperature was normal. The next day he felt fine and returned to school.

“This is a necessary program and must be continued for my villagers,” said the leader of the neighborhood watch who organized a local workshop. “This is a form of humanitarian aid that will bring harmony and kinship to those who participate. It doesn’t take a lot to do this but the results are huge—I’m just beginning to realize how much this means.” The only problem the workshop posed to this village leader was that people were upset when they heard it was scheduled on a weekday because they couldn’t attend, so he resolved it by setting up another assist workshop for Sunday.

Posyandu volunteers who have trained on assist technology are now wearing the signature yellow T-shirts of the Volunteer Ministers movement. And while the new floods are a terrible challenge and hardship, the VMs are optimistic. Possessing technology they can use to provide relief, they too now live by the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Minister: “Something can be done about it.”

The Church of Scientology Volunteers Minister program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Anyone of any culture or creed may train as a Volunteer Minister and use these tools to help their families and communities. The Church provides free online training on the Volunteer Ministers website.

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சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவையில்லை, அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் : இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி துரைராஜசிங்கம் .

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவையில்லை, அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் : இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி துரைராஜசிங்கம்
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ஆசிரியரின் குறிப்பு:
"இது சுமந்திரனின் யோசனை, ஆனால் சுமந்திரன் வெவ்வேறு நபர்களைப் பயன்படுத்தி தனது கருத்துக்களையும் சிந்தனையையும் வெவ்வேறு நபர்கள் மூலம் பரப்புகிறார். இந்த முறை சுமந்திரன் செயலாளர் துரராஜசிங்கத்தைப் பயன்படுத்துகிறார்.

இந்த கட்டுரையை வாலம்புரி செய்தித்தாள் 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு வெளியிட்டது. இது அவரது அசல் மற்றும் பொதுவான சிந்தனை. ஆனால், தேர்தல் காரணமாக அவர் தமிழர்களிடம் பொய் சொல்லி தனது அறிக்கையை மாற்றியமைப்பார்.

சுமந்திரனின் கருத்தை தமிழர்கள் மறந்துவிடக் கூடாது.

இந்த சிந்தனை சிங்கள போர்க்குற்றவாளிகளைப் பாதுகாக்க உருவாக்கப்பட்டது."

2017-03-28 அன்று வலம்புரி எழுதிய கட்டுரை இங்கே:

மூன்றாவது தரப்பால் பிரச்சினைகள் தீராது. அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் என இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சியின் பொதுச் செயலாளரும் கிழக்கு மாகாண விவசாய அமைச்சருமான துரைராஜசிங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவை. எமது விடயத்தில் சர்வதேசம் தலையிட வேண்டும். சர்வதேச அழுத்தம் இருந்தால் மட்டுமே இனப் பிரச்சினைக்குத் தீர்வு கிடைக்கும் என்றெல்லாம் தமிழ் மக்கள் குரல் எழுப்பி நிற்கையில்,

தமிழினத்துக்கு துரோகம் செய்வது போல தமிழரசுக் கட்சியின் பொதுச் செயலாளர் துரைராஜசிங்கம்; சர்வதேசத் தலையீடு தேவையில்லை. நாங்கள் அரசுடன் பேசியே பிரச்சினையை தீர்க்க வேண்டும் என்று சொல்லியுள்ளார் எனில்,

இவருக்கும் கருணா அம்மானுக்கும் உள்ள வித்தியாசம் என்ன? என்று கேட்பதை விட வேறு வழிதெரியவில்லை.

அரசுடன் பேசியே பிரச்சினையைத் தீர்க்க வேண்டும் என்று துரைராஜசிங்கம் இப்போது கூறுவதை கருணா அம்மான் சற்று முன் கூட்டியே செய்துள்ளார் என்று கூறுவதில் என்ன தவறுண்டு?

தமிழினம் அழிவதற்கும் பல்லாயிரக்கணக் கான தமிழ் மக்கள் படுகொலை செய்யப்படுவதற்கும் கருணா அம்மான் காரணம் என்று தமிழ் உலகம் குறை கூறுகிறது.

ஆனால் கருணா அம்மானின் அதேநிலைப்பாட்டை கிழக்கு மாகாணத்தைச் சேர்ந்த துரைராஜசிங்கம் செய்கிறார் என்றால்,

விடுதலைப் புலிகளில் இருந்து விலகி இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடனும் இலங்கைப் படையினருடனும் கருணா அம்மான் இணைந்து செயற்படுவதற்கு மேற்குறிப்பிட்ட நபர்களின் சிந்தனைகளும் கருத்துக்களுமே காரணமாக இருந்துள்ளன என்று எண்ணுவதில் தவறில்லை.

இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடன் பேசித் தீர்க்கலாம் என்றால், இதுவரை காலத்தில் என்ன பேசித்தீர்த்தீர்கள்.
வருடக்கணக்கில் சிறைகளில்வாடும் தமிழ் அரசியல் கைதிகளை விடுவிக்க முடிந்ததா?

காணாமல்போனவர்களின் உறவுகள் இன்று வரை அழுது புலம்பி அந்தரிக்கும் அவல வாழ்வுக்கு முடிவு கிடைத்ததா?

தமது சொந்த மண்ணில் குடியமர ஏங்கும் அப்பாவித் தமிழ் மக்களுக்குத் தீர்வுதான் காணப்பட்டதா? எதுவும் இல்லாத போது அரசுடன் பேசுவதன் மூலமே பிரச்சினையைத் தீர்க்க முடியும். மூன்றாவது தரப்பால் பிரச்சினை தீர்க்க இயலாது என்று நாக்கூசாமல் சொல்லுகின்ற படுதுரோகத்தனத்தை பார்த்திருக்கும் பரிதாபத்திலேயே தமிழ் மக்கள் இப்போது இருக்கின்றனர்.

சம்பந்தனைப் புகழ்வது தேவையென்றால் புகழுங்கள். அவசியமாயின் அவர் முன் அட்டாங்க நமஸ்காரம் செய்யுங்கள். இது உங்களின் சீவியத்துக்கு ஆதாரமாக இருக்கும்.

இதைவிடுத்து சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவை என்று வலியுறுத்துகின்ற வேளையில் அதற்கு நாசம் விளைவிக்கும் வகையில் கருத்துரைப்பதைத் தயவுசெய்து தவிர்த்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள்.

நான்கு பிள்ளைகள், மூன்று பிள்ளைகள், இரண்டு பிள்ளைகள் என்று போரில் பலிகொடுத்து வயிற்றில் நெருப்பைக் கட்டி வாழும் வயோதிபப் பெற்றோர்களின் மனநிலையை இம்மியும் உணர்ந்து கொள்ள முடியாத பிரகிருதிகள் மத்தியில் எங்கள் தமிழினம் எப்படித் தப்பிப் பிழைக்கப் போகிறது?

ஆ! கடவுளே அரசுடன் பேச்சு நடத்தி தங்களுக்கு வாகனம் பெற்றதை, வாகனத்துக்கான அனுமதிப்பத்திரம் கிடைத்ததை நல்லாட்சி நல்லது செய்கிறது என்று கூறுவோரை என்ன செய்வோம் இறைவா!
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German Mourners Shout ‘Nazis Out!’ at Vigil — Acclaimed Documentary, Hate Among Us, Highlights Problem

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Thousands Gathered for a Vigil in Hanau

The Guardian reported that the mourners were holding signs that read "Take racism personally" and "Never again!" and could be heard chanting "Nazis out!"

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — After a far-right gunman opened fire and killed nine people at two hookah bars, thousands of people gathered for vigils across Germany on Thursday, Feb 20th, night hours. Vigils took place in Hanau, where the deadly shooting took place, and large crowds had assembled in Frankfurt and Berlin. The Guardian reported that the mourners were holding signs that read "Take racism personally" and "Never again!" and could be heard chanting "Nazis out!"

The attacker has been identified as Tobias Rathjen, 43, who was found dead with his 72-year-old mother in his home after the gunshots. Federal Chief Prosecutor Peter Frank said that the nine people killed were between 21 and 44 and that they all came from a "migrant background”. Frank also said that evidence showed Rathjen had “a very deeply racist attitude.” Inge Bank, 82, who lives near the bar where one of the shootings took place, said: “I couldn’t be any more upset… We have to nip it in the bud if the Nazi Party is coming back.”

History ominously repeats itself in "Hate Among Us," a disturbingly relevant but noticeably selective assessment of the global resurgence of anti-Semitism co-hosted by executive producers of the documentary, Dean Cain and Montel Williams.

Cain and Williams survey the recent spike in hate crimes leveled against Jews around the world in “Hate Among Us”. The two also served in a similar behind-the-scenes capacity for “Architects of Denial,” chronicling Armenian genocide. They are joined by travel show personality Laura McKenzie (also an executive producer) on one of her “voluntourism” trips to Israel.

Along the way, director David McKenzie draws a chilling though-line from the ascendancy of Hitler in the 1930s to the current rise of emboldened Islamic terrorists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremist factions who, unlike members of the Ku Klux Klan, do not feel they have to hide their hatred under hoods.

Back in America, the film briefly addresses incidents in Charlottesville, Va., as well as synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway, California, but while referring to social media as a frighteningly effective tool for recruiting hate groups, it continues to circumvent any conversation about how explosive tweets and retweets emanating from the White House could further fan those flames of hatred.

While the rise of anti-Semitic abuse and bigotry is justifiably disturbing, "Hate Among Us," which spends a lot of screen time covering attacks in Paris and Berlin, would have had more incisive viewing if its exploratory journey kicked off closer to home.

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Clearwater Community Volunteers Prepares For an "Eggs-tra" Special Easter Day

Over 8,000 families and children reveled in the 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt last year. As the Clearwater Community Volunteers make their initial plans for this year, they invite everyone to join in on the fun on April 12th at 12:30 pm, sharp!.

The Clearwater Community Volunteers begin gearing up for a Easter egg "egg-stravaganza" with the 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clearwater's own Coachman Park.

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As February comes to an end, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) started their preparations for the 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 12th at 12:30PM sharp. The event invites all area children and families to find over 25,000 candy filled eggs in Coachman Park, located in downtown Clearwater.

"There is a lot of preparation that goes into this event," said Pam Ryan Anderson, Executive Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers. "We spend weeks gathering candies, assisting the Easter Bunny, and all the eggs are gone within three minutes. I always tell attendees to make sure to come early!"

But the candy filled plastic eggs are not the only surprise; inside some of the eggs are golden eggs, which can be exchanged for a stuffed bunny. In addition to the main event, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, train rides on the "Bunny Express", a gyroscope, giant slide, a large bouncy house and a bouncy house for the little ones too. There is a small fee for some of these attractions.

The event is free and everyone is welcome, but be sure to bring your Easter basket! Free parking is also available in the parking lot to the South of Coachman Park.

For the families that would want to enjoy a snack in the park, there will be food available to purchase at a nominal fee, including burgers and hot dogs.

For more information please contact the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center at (727) 316-5309 or visit the website at www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 27 years of community service under their belt with over 200,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help these groups better attain their goals.

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Super Bowl Coach Tony Dungy and Sportscaster James “JB” Brown Return to Host Charis Bible College’s Men’s Advance 2020

Super Bowl Coach Dungy and Sportscaster Brown Return to Men’s Advance

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The two-and-a-half-day conference will be held on March 12–14

These two widely known figures will share the stage with Andrew Wommac.”

— Charis Bible College Official

WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former NFL coach Tony Dungy and sportscaster James “JB” Brown will return to Woodland Park, Colorado, next month to speak at Charis Bible College’s Men’s Advance conference. Dungy is a Super Bowl winning coach as well as a New York Times best-selling author and current analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.

Brown is the current host of The NFL Today on CBS Sports. These two widely known figures will share the stage with Andrew Wommack, president and founder of Charis Bible College, to inspire men to champion their faith and lead in their workplaces, families, and nation.

The two-and-a-half-day conference will be held on March 12–14 at the new 3,165-seat auditorium at Charis Bible College, located in Woodland Park. This event is free and open to the public.

To register, go online to charismensadvance.com or call (719) 635-1111.

Members of the press may attend by contacting Charis Bible College’s Public Relations at (719) 464-5619 or emailing Eileen Quinn, PR manager, at eileenquinn@awmi.net.

About Charis Bible College
Charis Bible College was started by Andrew Wommack to train disciples for the work of the ministry. His vision is to change the body of Christ’s perception of God by preparing and sending leaders to proclaim the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Charis Bible College is headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado, and has dozens of campuses around the world. Find Charis at charisbiblecollege.org, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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Angelic Tarasio invites readers to discover the power of love in trilogy “God’s Miracles in Lives of Regular People”.

Introduction of Author Angelic Tarasio & trilogy God’s Miracles in Lives of Refular People

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Trilogy inspires readers to value life, love, compassion and loyalty in human relationships based on true life and love story of Countess Maria Kotyk-Kurbatov.

We should value Life and Love, as greatest gifts from Above. Miracles happen in lives of regular people, when we make the most of both treasures through perseverance, loyalty, courage and compassion.”

— Author Angelic Tarasio

PALM BEACH SHORES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Universe blesses people with love and parenthood. It is parental responsibility to lovingly develop children physically, spiritually and psycho-emotionally strong that enables them to succeed in modern life with the knowledge of the rule: “Life is not only fun, and fun is not life.” Escalated suicide of Americans between 10 and 34 years of age is the 2nd leading cause of death. What does it mean? The young generations are not introduced to this rule. There is a way to correct it, and trilogy shows how to do it.

“God’s Miracles in Lives of Regular People” is real life and love story of Countess Maria Kurbatov. She went through hell on Earth, and thanks to love and faith, she survived with three children. Nothing stopped Count Alexander Kurbatov from crossing borders at horrible time of WWII. He kept in mind one thought – his beloved Marie is in danger, and love gave him courage, strength and wings. The scars after tortures in concentration camp, mutilation and cruelties caused by KGB did not extinguish their passionate love.

Book I: "Mother Maria" introduces readers to a noble Ukrainian family in Eastern Poland at the beginning of the 20-th century. WWII destroyed peaceful life of Mademoiselle Marie after her graduation from Sorbonne University and engagement in France to Count Alexander Kurbatov. Merciless war brought Maria to concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Thanks to interference of the Divinity, Maria was rescued by true love of her fiancé, who arrived to save his bride. Maria concluded, “Nobody has power to kill Faith and Love.”

Book II: "Home-Coming" brings readers to illegally annexed territories of Eastern Europe by the USSR. In 1946, parents-to-be Maria and Alexander Kurbatov arrived in Ukraine to rescue Maria’s family from cruelty of communist regime of the USSR to nobility. The readers discover Kurbatovs’ hardships in GULAG for political prisoners and exile in Siberia due to criminal actions that NKVD/KGB implemented to Kurbatovs. Their son Sasha was born in prison. His father met him after discharge from GULAG, when Sasha was 10. Maria’s and Alexander’s love brought another child into this world. Alexander’s devotion to his family arose him to battle with KGB. He paid big price for Maria’s and his sons’ permission to leave Siberia.

Book III: "Bridge to the Sky" gives the readers the experience of continual persecution of Maria and her sons by KGB. In Ukraine, Maria met an honorable man who fell in love with her. He tried to protect Maria and her boys from KGB hunting. Their daughter was born. After years of threats, losses of beloved, poverty and homelessness, the readers find, how Maria’s faith and courage led her to miraculous resolution of unbearable life existence. Read to learn in what miraculous way Maria got into the Kremlin to meet Leonid Brezhnev, a new leader of the country. She liberated not only her children and herself, but many other innocent people. She brought exoneration to her beloved.
Maria recorded life events in journals and requested her daughter-in-law Angelic Tarasio to write a motivational story about God’s miracles that can work, as an effective remedy for broken hearts, physical and mental breakdowns, depression, and suicide.

Based on life examples of main characters, all three books are related to vitally important topics of current life, such as:
 Identification and acknowledgement of value of human life;
 Uplifting of human relationships – love, trust and commitment;
 Recognizing the moral responsibilities of parenthood;
 Upbringing the children with comprehension of importance of their life and responsibilities;
 Strengthening the connection with the Divinity, as the source of eternal wisdom and miracles;
 Making choice to survive under any devastating life circumstances instead of suicide;
 Understanding that the ideas of socialism and communism are utopic and demoralizing that was proved by history and miserable existence of population in many socialist countries.

Author Angelic Tarasio was born in the Ukraine. She was blessed to study and work successfully in different fields. Angelic obtained diplomas and degrees in traditional and holistic medicines and teaching.

The author considers her friendship with Mother Maria, as blessing from Above. Angelic’s parents were military officers in the USSR and atheists. Mother Maria brought Spirituality and Compassion into the life of her daughter-in-law. Philanthropy became part of Angelic’s life.

The first book “Mother Maria” was published in 2008, during Global economic, financial, real estate and ethical downturn. Millions of people bankrupted, lost their assets, companies, homes, job positions, as well as respect in their families. The number of suicides jumped up to the sky. The researchers found that the rate of suicide between 2008 and 2010 escalated four times faster than it did in eight years before the recession. (Web site of the medical journal ‘The Lancet’) Those readers who read the book “Mother Maria” attended author’s book-signings and expressed their gratitude for support that the book gave them and their families during Global crisis.

In 2009, Angelic Tarasio received phone call from Mel Gibson, who read her first book of trilogy and complemented author’s vivid imagination in descriptive writing. He saw the possibility to make a movie out of a book. At that time, Angelic was finishing with writing of the second part of trilogy. She decided to complete the trilogy, and now, she hopes that the Universe will send her right producers, who will make mini-series movies out of her work.

Author Angelic Tarasio looks forward to expanding her great relationships with readers, journalists, churches, bookstores, clubs, colleges, universities and movie producers.

To schedule the interviews, book presentations and book-signings email: AuthorAngelicTarasio@gmail.com

For more information about the author and book purchasing: www.AuthorAngelicTarasio.com

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NATIONAL ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES TAMPA BAY CHAPTER WITH MARCH KICKOFF EVENT

Fight Modern Day slavery

Human Trafficking in Tampa

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Rescue , Rehabilitate and Reintegrate survivors of Human Trafficking

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Rahab’s Daughters Dynamic Duo Tampa Chapter Leaders Gila Fox & Laurie Wisotsky

Chapter Preparing for Rescue Mission up to and during Super Bowl 2021 and beyond!

We want to open the eyes of Tampa Bay residents by educating them about this activity happening right here in their backyard,”

— Laurie Wisotsky

TAMPA, FL, USA, February 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Tampa, FL) Feb. 24, 2020 – This year’s Super Bowl is over, but Rahab’s Daughters, a national organization that fights human trafficking, has begun preparations for the 2021 event in Tampa by launching a local chapter. They will kick off with a “Trafficking in Our Neighborhood” educational event Wednesday, March 4, at Panera Bread in Feather Sound at 6:30 p.m. The evening is free and open to the public and will feature important trafficking prevention information and opportunities to join the fight. The event will be capped with a panel discussion featuring the founders of the organization Rev. Dr. Denardo Ramos a long time social justice advocate and Sharmila (Sam)Wijeyakumar a human trafficking survivor.

Human trafficking is big business, generating an estimated $9.5 billion in the United States alone. Globally, that number jumps to an estimated $150 billion annually, with $99 billion coming from commercial sexual exploitation. Florida is near the top of the list for human trafficking cases across the nation.

“Activity typically surges during big events and takes place in plain sight; traffickers use airports, highways, and bus stations to transport and sell their victims,” said Sharmila (Sam) Wijeyakumar, cofounder of Rahab’s Daughters. “Traffickers will be very active here in the Tampa Bay area during Super Bowl weekend,” said Wijeyakumar.

Trafficking doesn’t look like what you’d expect, and minors are especially vulnerable. This year’s Super Bowl and Pro Bowl mission volunteers saved more than 30 survivors, and we hope to help even more next year,” said Dr. Ramos.

The Tampa chapter will prepare all year for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend mission, by hosting fundraising, awareness and prevention activities such as self-defense classes, men’s rallies, technology & trafficking workshops, education, and other informative events. They will open a local safehouse in 2020 and will be prepared to do rescue and rehabilitation of survivors by q4 of 2020.

Laurie Wisotsky, director of the new chapter, has spent several years training the medical field to recognize the signs of human trafficking and participated in the recent Rahab’s Daughters Super Bowl and Pro Bowl mission.

“We want to open the eyes of Tampa Bay residents by educating them about this activity happening right here in their backyard,” said Wisotsky.

According to its 2018 report, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified 1,771 victims and 506 traffickers from Florida. The hotline saw a 25 percent jump in cases of human trafficking from 2017. During Superbowl 2020 Rahab's Daughters help law enforcement rescue a survivor and arrest a trafficker in a local Tampa Hotel. Come to the event to hear more about this.

Rahab's Daughters is a trauma-informed anti-trafficking organization founded by a trafficking survivor; and they specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of survivors. As a suburban Chicago-based organization, each year they lead a mission trip to the Super Bowl host city to raise awareness, prevent trafficking, and rescue survivors.

Sharmila Wijeyakumar
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Parents Forced to Rethink Education Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

SchoolhouseTeachers.com provides an alternative educational platform easily accessible from home.

GRAY, TN, USA, February 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Awaiting instruction from public health advisors, schools in Brighton and Hove, England, have told parents they have the option to keep their children home from school with authorized absences. Five confirmed coronavirus cases have surfaced in the area. With a long incubation period of up to two weeks, it is concerning that schools are not advised to notify the school as a whole if a student or faculty member is undergoing testing. Information is only to be revealed if a case is confirmed (theguardian.com). This means parents are forced to make a decision that will have a long-term effect on their children. Do they risk sending them to school amid the current outbreak, or do they place education on hold and wait it out?

Parents who choose to keep their children home due to the outbreak need not sacrifice their education. Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the parent company of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, encourages families across the globe to try the home education platform that has gained tremendous popularity in the US and Canada and is now expanding its borders. “Our international student base is growing like never before. We gladly accommodate students from across the globe and are here to help meet the needs of those who are choosing to finish the school year from home.”

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread faster than previous outbreaks such as SARS or MERS. The virus has infected more people over the past few weeks than SARS did in several months. The death toll and the number of infected patients have already exceeded the 2003 outbreak. Recently declared a global emergency, the virus has spread from China to Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Australia, India, Africa, the UK, Russia, the US, and Canada all have confirmed cases.

A cure has not yet been developed and may take years to come to fruition. Meanwhile, each country is taking precautionary measures as they continue to learn more about the virus, how it is spread, and how it affects individuals. Parents who do turn to home education during this crisis can do so with readily available resources. TryHomeschooling.com provides help for families new to homeschooling.

About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

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AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE JOVAN DAWKINS LAUNCHES LEGACY MUSIC GROUP, NEW INSPIRATIONAL LABEL & MORE…

Legacy Music Group

LEGACY’S INITIAL ROSTER INCLUDES STELLAR GOSPEL GREATS FRED HAMMOND, TASHA (FORMALLY KNOWN AS TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART), DAWKINS & DAWKINS AND MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release

AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE JOVAN DAWKINS LAUNCHES LEGACY MUSIC GROUP, A NEW INSPIRATIONAL RECORD LABEL AND APPOINTS ERIC DAWKINS AS PRESIDENT OF A&R

LEGACY’S INITIAL ROSTER INCLUDES STELLAR GOSPEL GREATS FRED HAMMOND, TASHA (FORMALLY KNOWN AS TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART), DAWKINS & DAWKINS AND THE COMMISIONED SOUNDTRACK WITH MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2020) – Award-winning entertainment executive Jovan Dawkins is proud to announce the launch of his newly created inspirational record label, Legacy Music Group which is deeply rooted from Dawkins’ ministerial background. Being raised in the church, Dawkins’ inspirational label launch is a natural progression as part of his life of service. In recent years, Dawkins has quietly led private in studio bible study classes and has ministered various entertainers in Hollywood alongside Pastor Tracey Armstrong and Pastor Matt Wakefield of Citadel Church which also inspired Legacy’s launch.

“My goal was to launch something that is part of my traditional background from a musical perspective,” said J. Dawkins. “I also hope to provide a comfortable space to produce and approach music in a different way, which ideally inspires others and honors my family’s legacy.”

In keeping with family legacy, Dawkins has tapped multitalented GRAMMY® nominated singer, songwriter and cousin Eric Dawkins as President of A&R of Legacy Music Group. As a former member of hit-making production team Underdogs, Dawkins has experienced a string of success penning, producing and collaborating with top tier talent including Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, BeBe Winans, Fred Hammond, Babyface, Tyrese and many more. As a member of the dynamic Gospel & R&B Christian duo Dawkins & Dawkins (with brother Anson), the group has delivered numerous hits including “Everybody Needs Somebody,” “God In You,” “Focus,” “Need To Know,” and “Praisin’ On My Mind” to name a few. Dawkins’ music has also been featured in various critically-acclaimed films including Dream Girls, A Shark’s Tale, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys and Oscar nominated “Living Proof” from The Help. In a nutshell, Dawkins has been “the go to man” in the music industry for many years.

“With Legacy Music Group, we are getting back to the true art and origin of artist development by being involved in every aspect of a project from conception to completion,” said E. Dawkins. “Artist development is not just a position; the process is paramount at the label and it is our goal to give every artist an opportunity to be the best they can be.”

The Legacy Music Group’s solid launch includes an impressive roster of award-winning Gospel artists including Fred Hammond whose current single “Tell Me Where It Hurts” is topping the charts. Additionally, remarkable roster recruits include Dawkins & Dawkins and first lady of Legacy, Tasha (formally known as Tasha Page-Lockhart) whose powerful single “Why Not Me” is scheduled for release on February 26. Legacy will also release the soundtrack for The Commissioned biopic and is in the process of adding more star power to its existing roster.

About Legacy Music Group
After years of driving success for some of the music industry’s most iconic artists as founder of Heritage Music Group, Jovan Dawkins launched Legacy Music Group in 2020. With a focus on creating a roster of skilled clients, Legacy Music Group is representing phenomenal Gospel and Christian creatives who exemplify and promote sound leadership in entertainment who continue the mission of changing the music industry for the best and inspiring others though music.

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marlene.meraz@gmail.com

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AWARD-WIINING ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE JOVAN DAWKINS LAUNCHES LEGACY MUSIC GROUP, NEW INSPIRATIONAL LABEL & MORE…

Legacy Music Group

LEGACY’S INITIAL ROSTER INCLUDES STELLAR GOSPEL GREATS FRED HAMMOND, TASHA (FORMALLY KNOWN AS TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART), DAWKINS & DAWKINS AND MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release

AWARD-WIINING ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE JOVAN DAWKINS LAUNCHES LEGACY MUSIC GROUP, A NEW INSPIRATIONAL RECORD LABEL AND APPOINTS ERIC DAWKINS AS PRESIDENT OF A&R

LEGACY’S INITIAL ROSTER INCLUDES STELLAR GOSPEL GREATS FRED HAMMOND, TASHA (FORMALLY KNOWN AS TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART), DAWKINS & DAWKINS AND THE COMMISIONED SOUNDTRACK WITH MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2020) – Award-winning entertainment executive Jovan Dawkins is proud to announce the launch of his newly created inspirational record label, Legacy Music Group which is deeply rooted from Dawkins’ ministerial background. Being raised in the church, Dawkins’ inspirational label launch is a natural progression as part of his life of service. In recent years, Dawkins has quietly led private in studio bible study classes and has ministered various entertainers in Hollywood alongside Pastor Tracey Armstrong and Pastor Matt Wakefield of Citadel Church which also inspired Legacy’s launch.

“My goal was to launch something that is part of my traditional background from a musical perspective,” said J. Dawkins. “I also hope to provide a comfortable space to produce and approach music in a different way, which ideally inspires others and honors my family’s legacy.”

In keeping with family legacy, Dawkins has tapped multitalented GRAMMY® nominated singer, songwriter and cousin Eric Dawkins as President of A&R of Legacy Music Group. As a former member of hit-making production team Underdogs, Dawkins has experienced a string of success penning, producing and collaborating with top tier talent including Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, BeBe Winans, Fred Hammond, Babyface, Tyrese and many more. As a member of the dynamic Gospel & R&B Christian duo Dawkins & Dawkins (with brother Anson), the group has delivered numerous hits including “Everybody Needs Somebody,” “God In You,” “Focus,” “Need To Know,” and “Praisin’ On My Mind” to name a few. Dawkins’ music has also been featured in various critically-acclaimed films including Dream Girls, A Shark’s Tale, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys and Oscar nominated “Living Proof” from The Help. In a nutshell, Dawkins has been “the go to man” in the music industry for many years.

“With Legacy Music Group, we are getting back to the true art and origin of artist development by being involved in every aspect of a project from conception to completion,” said E. Dawkins. “Artist development is not just a position; the process is paramount at the label and it is our goal to give every artist an opportunity to be the best they can be.”

The Legacy Music Group’s solid launch includes an impressive roster of award-winning Gospel artists including Fred Hammond whose current single “Tell Me Where It Hurts” is topping the charts. Additionally, remarkable roster recruits include Dawkins & Dawkins and first lady of Legacy, Tasha (formally known as Tasha Page-Lockhart) whose powerful single “Why Not Me” is scheduled for release on February 26. Legacy will also release the soundtrack for The Commissioned biopic and is in the process of adding more star power to its existing roster.

About Legacy Music Group
After years of driving success for some of the music industry’s most iconic artists as founder of Heritage Music Group, Jovan Dawkins launched Legacy Music Group in 2020. With a focus on creating a roster of skilled clients, Legacy Music Group is representing phenomenal Gospel and Christian creatives who exemplify and promote sound leadership in entertainment who continue the mission of changing the music industry for the best and inspiring others though music.

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Media Contact
Marlene Meraz
marlene.meraz@gmail.com

Marlene Meraz
Meraz Media
+1 310-422-4037
email us here


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