Five things you can do to help END SLAVERY

On Wednesday, I attended a hearing at City Hall where citizens passionate about ending human trafficking in Chicago told the city council what they should do to help join the fight.  If you want a recap I live Tweeted from City Hall so you can check out and scroll down to Wednesday, June 10 at 10am.

I thought you might like to know a few things YOU can do.  I'm listing 5 because there's a 5k coming up (see #1).  Pick at least 1 and try it out.

1. Walk/Jog/Run with Team Overflow in the Traffick Free 5k Run Against Traffick on September 7.  Ask your barista for the details on how to sign up with our team.

2. Purchase slave-free products (like many of Overflow’s offerings).  Check out your favorite brands at and see how they measure up.

3. Donate to Traffick Free ( or another organization working  to abolish modern day slavery.  Every little bit goes a long way.

4. Add the Human Trafficking Hotline to your contacts on your smartphone.  The number is 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).  

5. Strategize with others about what we can do as a community at our next film screening.
We’ll show Nefarious on August 27 at 7pm.  More details coming soon. 

Possibly actions we’ll discuss on August 27:
- starting an ongoing discussion group
- ways we can help create more housing for survivors
- developing more action steps regular people can take to end modern day slavery
- how to connect the abolitionist movement with other social justice issues

This Month at Overflow (version 7.2013)

July's Documentary Film - Banking with Life -  Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 pm

So, we'll be the first to admit this isn't our usual kind of film.  It's a film that's specific and a little one-sided.  So why are we showing it?  For two reasons:  1. because a friend/customer convinced us we should and 2. because we think the film will present some ideas that many people haven't ever considered regarding financial freedom.  Financial freedom!  That sounds like something that could lead to living a more world changing life.  :-)

The film is 50 minutes long so there will be plenty of time for discussion afterward.  We'll wrap up at 9pm if not before.

More information about the film and tickets are available here.

Artist's Reception - Friday, July 12, 7:00 pm

We're very excited about our artist of the month for July!  Chandana Sengupta's art will be hung July 2 but here's a preview of her exhibition titled: "Glassroute - Stained Glass Painting."

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