The Amazing Race to Freedom benefiting IJM
What is the Amazing Race to Freedom?
Starting at the Askew Student Life Center, teams will compete in The Amazing Race to Freedom, a trek around the world (of FSU's campus) to learn more about human trafficking and modern day slavery. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. The amazing race will be fun, educational, and suitable for students and community members. The first team to arrive at the final destination will win THE AMAZING RACE TO FREEDOM and the first place prize. Prizes will also be awarded to the largest donation and the most creative team.
Lambda Alpha Epsilon - Lambda Chapter, the professional criminal justice organization at Florida State University, is raising awareness of human trafficking and modern day slavery as well as supporting International Justice Mission by raising money to fund a rescue operation, bringing freedom to men, women, and children across the world!
Who Is International Justice Mission?
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM) is the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, working to fight modern day slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
IJM’s founding principle is the defense and protection of individual human rights for all people by bringing the law to bear on their behalf. IJM’s justice professionals work through 17 offices globally to ensure that the poor have tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.
While IJM’s casework brings justice to individual victims, the overall goal is to promote long-term structural reform of broken justice systems to prevent the abuse of vulnerable people. In addition to individual casework, IJM pursues this structural transformation through capacity-building activities, including training police and other local authorities, building social demand for robust law enforcement and responsive judicial systems, working to decrease vulnerability to violent abuse in targeted communities, and advocating with local governments on behalf of the poor.
Over the past 18 years, IJM has grown to a staff of over 650, the vast majority of whom are nationals serving in their own countries. Through the work of IJM, the collaboration of local authorities and the commitment of men and women of good will, thousands of victims of violent oppression have been brought to freedom.
IJM is a 501(c) 3