Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hope



About two months ago, I travelled to India with twenty five people. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into.


Social Justice is not a new practice for me. I have been involved in many organizations, even ones I’ve formed, to help aid problems I saw in the world. So traveling across the globe started as just another adventure. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.


Being in India I realized how big the problem of human trafficking really is. I got a face to the name. I saw injustice, yet I saw peace and joy like I’ve never understood it.


Coming home, thoughts of what happened in India plagued my mind. They still do. I have to go back because I’m supposed to do something there and I’m not quite sure what it is.




Aside from India, I study Art Therapy at the University of Louisville. I knew that it was what I was supposed to be doing, but in what way I was horribly confused. Upon returning I knew why I was placed in the AT program...to help provide treatment.


Rescue these people, yes. Give them a place to stay, of course. What are we doing to help them? To show them that this isn’t all there is? Give them a new reason to hope? I want to find who is treating them and how, what ways are working and develop some network of people that are in this together. I want to create a network of people who are trying to not only rescue them, but aid in the rebuilding of them.




How this is going to work? I’m not entirely sure. I just know that it needs to be done. I want hope to be given to these children and adults who have known such despair.


India really effected me. I’m still discovering how daily. I’m taking step by step and HTP is the one I needed to take right now.

- Amy Turner

1 comment:

  1. Amy,

    I run a blog and am preparing an article about human trafficking to go live tomorrow I hope. I am so glad to see someone else in Louisville getting the word out! I live right outside Louisville and had no idea ppl here were interested in stopping this pandemic. Thank you for your work on this blog.

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