Wake Up ‘Merica Show 10/06/2015

Isa and Common Cal learn about SAS…Students Against Slavery that is. SAS2Featured guests of A Muslim and A Catholic Wake Up In ‘Merica are Kelsey Friberg and Jessica Lynn Axe both members of Students Against Slavery at Central Michigan University.

The Mission of SAS: Students Against Slavery is a Registered Student Organization with the vision of fostering public awareness of the issue of human trafficking. Our mission is to work with fellow Central Michigan University students to better inform the campus community of the current conditions of human trafficking in its many forms, both domestically and internationally, with the goal of improving the overall condition of modern-day slavery. Forms of modern day slavery include: sex slavery, forced labor, forced marriage, child soldiers, etc.

Kelsey FribergKelsey is the president and founder of Students Against Slavery. She currently interns at the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking within the Department of Attorney General on Capital Hill in Lansing. Subcommittees for the Commission include training and education, data collection, funding and resources, policy and legislation, victim services, and public awareness – each of which Kelsey works with closely.

Jessica Lynn AxeJessica Axe has a Bachelor of Science in History which she obtained from Central Michigan University in May of 2013 and is pursuing her Masters in Humanities from the same institution. She is treasurer and head of the fundraising subcommittee for the CMU chapter of Students Against Slavery. Jessica is currently employed by the University and is working and volunteering for the Human Rights in Literature the Arts and Social Sciences (HRLASS) International Conference.

Check out these two empowered ladies full bios and get more information about SAS on our website: wakeupinmerica.com.

That and more Tuesday night 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST on A Muslim and A Catholic Wake Up In ‘Merica broadcast on: wakeupinmerica.com, JREV Radio and Coffee Party USA Radio Network

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Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers. Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible. The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general. Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security. As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth. Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront? I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours. As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.

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