Saturday, February 25, 2012

Together, we can make a difference. Seek Justice.

The week of February 27-March 1 is Justice Week at Auburn University. A time to learn. A time to see. A time to act. A time to make a difference.

On the Auburn IJM Facebook page this week, you can read this...

This Minute, 27 million innocent people are being beaten, abused, raped and enslaved. They are waiting.

Waiting For Freedom.
Waiting For Rescue.
Waiting For You.

Join us for a week dedicated to learning all we can, to stop slavery across the globe.

Monday Feb. 27- @ 6 p.m. Sex + Money documentary showing and discussion (Student Center Ballroom)

Tuesday Feb. 28- @ 8 p.m. Prayer Night (Student Center Room 2326)

Wednesday Feb. 29- @ 8 p.m. Dessert Night (Girls only, please!) Come hear about your part in the fight; Libby from IJM will speak.
(Student Center Ballroom)

Thursday March 1- @ 8 p.m. Praise and worship led by the First Baptist Opelika band, followed by Libby (who works for IJM and campus crusade) speaking to Auburn students about empowering us to take action and practical ways to do so. (Langdon Hall)

Follow us on twitter @ijmau and #AU4FREEDOM

Together, we can make a difference. Seek Justice.

standing for Freedom with @IJMAU for Justice Week #AU4Freedom

On IJM's main web site, we learn a little about the organization:

IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law.

IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers intervene in individual cases of abuse in partnership with state and local authorities.

By pushing individual cases of abuse through the justice system from the investigative stage to the prosecutorial stage, IJM determines the specific source of corruption, lack of resources, or lack of good will in the system denying victims the protection of their legal systems. In collaboration with local authorities, IJM addresses these specific points of brokenness to meet the urgent needs of victims of injustice.

IJM seeks 4 outcomes on behalf of those we serve:

1. Victim Relief

IJM's first priority in its casework is immediate relief for the victim of the abuse being committed.

2. Perpetrator Accountability

IJM seeks to hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse in their local justice systems. Accountability changes the fear equation: When would-be perpetrators are rightly afraid of the consequences of their abuse, the vulnerable do not need to fear them.

3. Survivor Aftercare

IJM aftercare staff and trusted local aftercare partners work to ensure that victims of oppression are equipped to rebuild their lives and respond to the complex emotional and physical needs that are often the result of abuse.

4. Structural Transformation

IJM seeks to prevent abuse from being committed against others at risk by strengthening the community factors and local judicial systems that will deter potential oppressors.

Together, we can make a difference. Seek Justice.

standing for Freedom with @IJMAU for Justice Week #AU4Freedom