Hello again, Internet. I’m back for my third fellowship blog. Although these past weeks have been so full, it feels like I have been here much longer than three weeks. I won’t go into too much detail of all my work this past week, though. Mostly I sent a lot of e-mail to students wanting to get involved in the movement, did some social media marketing, and wrote up an article for the website (which should be up sometime next week, so stay tuned!). Suffice it to say, we were thrown headfirst into our first full week of actual work, and I feel like I’ve just come up to breathe.
We’ve also been doing a lot of work to get the Global Forum on Human Trafficking in order. For any readers out there who aren’t familiar with the Global Forum (though the other fellows may have talked about it already), it’s a big annual conference hosted by Not For Sale where leaders from all sectors of society—business, law enforcement, education, faith communities, government, and so on—convene to collaborate on developing applicable and effective ways to fight human trafficking. I’m super excited that I get to be part of this event, and that I get to attend it for my first time, but it’s going to be a lot of work. It’s not until October, and it’s already number one on everyone’s priority list—as we’ve been saying in the office, “All conversations lead to Global Forum!” If you’d like more info, check out www.globalforumonhumantrafficking.org.
As busy as I’ve been this week, there was one thing that stood out to me that I would like to comment on here, and that’s the people working at Not For Sale.. The staff is such a creative, innovative, dedicated group of people. I feel like they’re all trying to do the work of three people, and sometimes I feel vicariously exhausted just watching them try to juggle all their hats. And yet, being around them and hearing about all the awesome initiatives Not For Sale has in the works is so energizing, and they really get me excited about the work I will be doing in the coming months.
I don’t really feel that I have too much to talk about this week. I’m still getting the hang of my new assignments, but that doesn’t make for very exciting blogging. But I’m sure once I’m past the preliminary learning stages, I’ll have some more exciting things to report.
All for now! Thanks for reading.