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    Upstander Reflection

    What was our project about?

    For our upstander project we had to create a movement that would be effective in raising awareness for children who have been sex trafficked before. As a

    Upstander Reflection

    Upstander Reflection What was our project about? For our upstander project we had to create a movement that would be effective in raising awareness for children who have been sex trafficked before. As a group we came up with a movement...

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  • Dear Sam,

    Thank you so much for taking time to read our proposal? We greatly appreciate your comment and the feedback you have given us. We have not yet looked into an app that can locate the traffickers but now that you mention this method would very beneficial for the Oakland community.

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    April 22, 2019

    Yasmin, Marleni, and Estefani

    Dear MISSSEY Organization:  

    Child sex trafficking has become a worldwide issue that needs to come to an end. In Oakland, approximately 1 in 4 victims of

    We are Against Child Sex Trafficking!

    April 22, 2019 Yasmin, Marleni, and Estefani Dear MISSSEY Organization:   Child sex trafficking has become a worldwide issue that needs to come to an end. In Oakland, approximately 1 in 4 victims of human sex trafficking are children. If the community...

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    • Dear Yasmin, Marleni, and Estefani,
      I am amazed by your groups post, “We are Against Child Sex Trafficking!,” because child sex trafficking does happen every single day. It’s good to know that there is an organization in Oakland try to make a difference and helping those who have become victims of these horrible actions. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “In Oakland, approximately 1 in 4 victims of human sex trafficking are children” I think this is horrifying because this happening so frequent that you don’t hear about as much. The hardest thing to take in is that their targets are minority children that may come from low income families. Another sentence that I chose was “Child sex trafficking is not a “secret” and they still don’t do abundant about this issue because there are still out there, children that are missing and are being sold into prostitution.” This stood out for me because its true, it’s not a secret, everyone knows about it but they turn their head the other way when its happening to them or to their community. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your group writes next, because all of you are aware what happens to your community and are spoken about it. I am proud to know that your group is donating to an organization that helps those in need because there is something that everyone can contribute to help diminish child sex trafficking.

    • Dear Yasmin, Marleni, and Estefani,

      Thank you for your advocacy. It is clear from your letter that you are knowledgeable , informed and passionate about this immoral issue of child sex trafficking.

      It is great that you are going to raise money for this important cause. Did you consider other ways people can help? Are there any apps that could be developed to help “track the traffickers”? I look forward to learning more about your youth advocacy and action plans.

      • Dear Sam,

        Thank you so much for taking time to read our proposal? We greatly appreciate your comment and the feedback you have given us. We have not yet looked into an app that can locate the traffickers but now that you mention this method would very beneficial for the Oakland community.

    • Dear Ilse
      Thank you so much for commenting on our post and writing everything that you thought of. We also agree with you when you “they turn their head the other way” because many people don’t realize how important this issue is. We are hoping that you keep up with us and see what we post next.

    • Dear Marleni :
      I am completely agreeing about your post, “<We are Against Child Sex Trafficking!
      ,” because… the writers are trying to do all that they could to spread awareness to other organizations. Also this has been such a big problem from a long time ago.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The issue is that children are being taken away from their mothers and fathers, and are abused and forced into prostitution. ” I think this is true because most of the children who has been sex trafficked before probably will never look at anyone the same again.It’s sad that once you are taken from your family, you will never mentally come back.

      Another sentence that I agree with was: “Trafficking organization are our allies because they support children who have been sex trafficked and donate money to them and want to put an end to this. Parents are also our allies because they don’t want their children or and other children to go through this because as a parent they also suffer/deteriorate because they wake up not able to see their child in the eyes everyday.” This stood out for me because, there are other organizations made to stop this problem but we don’t use this to our advantage. This is why sex trafficking is still continuing.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… your post can open up a lot of people’s eyes, and expose them to the dangers of sex trafficking. I also look forward to all the other facts you will present next time.
      I am doing sex trafficking as a project for my school. Hopefully you can check out my blog. http://stopsextrafficking.home.blog

    • I am completely agreeing about your post, “We are Against Child Sex Trafficking!
      ,” because… the writers are trying to do all that they could to spread awareness to other organizations. Also this has been such a big problem from a long time ago.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The issue is that children are being taken away from their mothers and fathers, and are abused and forced into prostitution. ” I think this is true because most of the children who has been sex trafficked before probably will never look at anyone the same again.It’s sad that once you are taken from your family, you will never mentally come back.

      Another sentence that I agree with was: “Trafficking organization are our allies because they support children who have been sex trafficked and donate money to them and want to put an end to this. Parents are also our allies because they don’t want their children or and other children to go through this because as a parent they also suffer/deteriorate because they wake up not able to see their child in the eyes everyday.” This stood out for me because, there are other organizations made to stop this problem but we don’t use this to our advantage. This is why sex trafficking is still continuing.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… your post can open up a lot of people’s eyes, and expose them to the dangers of sex trafficking. I also look forward to all the other facts you will present next time.
      I am doing sex trafficking as a project for my school. Hopefully you can check out my blog. http://stopsextrafficking.home.blog

    • After reading your article, I have learned that the Oakland community has began to come together to bring awareness and trying to put an end to their fear. I feel that at home as well in our community we should never have to worry whether or not our children or family members and friends are at risk of never returning home. Or the fear of what something like sex trafficking does not only mentally, but also physically and emotionally. Something I wish you would have included more in your essay is perhaps a victim and their story to use as an example.

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    Marleni commented on the post, Shut Up

    Dear Elijah,
    I am very happy with your poem, shut up because I agree with you how Donald Trump should just shut up since most things he says are riduculous anyways. To me the main message of your poem is how Donald Trump is an oppressive degrading person. I know this because of how you mentioned that he sexually assulted a woman. One line that…Read More

  • Dear Yasmin,
    I am so happy that I got to read your amazing and informative blog because you used real life situations to help support your writing which made your blog so much stronger!
    One sentence you wrote that stood out for me was: “This affects the young community because they will always have that thought in there mind that it could be t…Read More

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