Press Release: Comics Creators Alliance announced today the launch of their second annual fund-raising drive to raise funds to fight against Human Trafficking. Last year’s drive raised a staggering ten thousand dollars and had over eighty seven artists working together on a special image just for the event. This year they hope to top not only proceeds, but the number of artists working on the project. In the spirit of upping the odds, this year’s drive will include a print version of the piece available for purchase as well as the digital download. Artists have until the end of the year to contact the creator of this project, Lora Innes, at firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute artwork. The donation drive starts on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day which is January 11, 2011 and ends January 24, 2011.
The official website for the drive is http://comicalliance.weebly.com/.
Comic artists currently participating are Adam Withers & Comfort Love (The Uniques), Crystal Yates (EarthSong), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), Billy Tucci (Shi), Scott Sava (Dreamland Chronicles) and Alan Evans (Rival Angels). As artists join the cause you can follow participants by visiting http://comicalliance.weebly.com/the-people.html. 100% of donations are being split between Love 146 (www.love146.org) and Grace Haven House (www.gracehavenhouse.org). To learn more about what you can do to end human trafficking visit http://comicalliance.weebly.com/links.html.
Innes organized the endeavor after being particularly moved at a seminar on the issue. Innes states “There are currently 27 million enslaved people worldwide- more than double the number of enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children every year are sold into slavery, most of it sexual. The US Department of Justice estimates 16,000 victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year. With this many people being affected I just couldn’t sit there and not do something.”
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