“NOT MY LIFE”, Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.
“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening. We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.”
Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, “We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves.”
Photo further explains the importance of Human Trafficking, and how it’s used as an example of Modern-Day Slavery. Queens is the leader of Human Trafficking across the Five Boroughs.
The event “NOT MY LIFE”, will be held at 444 Beach 58th street between Beach Channel Drive and Almeda Avenue. Name of the location is Farm Rockaway, Just look for the big green tent and you’re in the right place. UNICEF, Global Citizen and the NYPD’s 101 Precinct are also Co-Hosting the event with Xtrememeasures.com.
“NOT MY LIFE” event will be on January 16th, event starts at 12pm and ends at 4pm.
Rockaway resident Theresa Racine, who is coordinating the event January 16th at Culinary Kid’s Farm Rockaway site.
On the same day as the Human Trafficking event, Culinary Kids will have their weekly Farmer’s Market as well.
Every weekend Culinary Kids Host their Farmers Market at 444 Beach 58th Street. It’s winter and the Culinary Kids are having fresh organic produce such as Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Greens, Organic Eggs, Yogurt, Flower, and Salad.
It’s always a pleasure as a Rockaway Resident and a Reporter, to see people who live in the same community doing things like this to educate people. They always say. “It takes a Village to raise a kid”. I never stop learning. Believe it or not? I don’t have much knowledge about Human Trafficking. So I will be attending this event on the behalf of Rockaway Prime Reporting and learn more about it. Maybe I will learn something and be able to help fight it or even bring awareness. What I learned about life so far, YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE LIFE WILL TAKE YOU.
It has been a pleasure as always covering the Rockaway’s. Hope people of the Rockaway’s and outside attend the event.
Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet A.K.A J-MAN
Managing Editor of Rockaway Primetime Reporting.