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Students to host Stand for Freedom awareness/fundraising event March 12-13 to benefit International Justice Mission


(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) Student Club Council and CRU (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), will host a Stand for Freedom awareness and fundraising event on campus Tuesday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 13 to benefit the International Justice Mission (IJM).

Stand for Freedom is a national anti-slavery movement organized by the IJM, a human rights agency that brings rescue and freedom to victims of slavery, sex trafficking and other forms of violence. IJM lawyers, investigators, and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators, and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect victims.

This year, from March 5-15, college campuses, church groups and community groups nationwide will take a stand to end slavery. Each event will be a 27-hour stand for the 27 million slaves in the world today.

The event at Peru State will kick off in the Student Center and on the Campus Quad at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 and end at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

Peru State student and event organizer Jesse Carnahan said, “It’s astonishing to me that slavery continues to exist in the modern world. I want to encourage everyone to take a stand for freedom with us and bring awareness about the existence of slavery and the efforts to stop it."

IJM investigators, lawyers and aftercare staff are on the frontlines of the fight for justice in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 2011 alone, IJM partnered with local authorities to rescue more than 1,600 children, women and men from sex trafficking, forced labor slavery and other forms of violent oppression, and helped put more than 100 slave owners, traffickers and rapists behind bars.

For more information on Stand for Freedom or the IJM, visit and

For more information about the event at Peru State or to contribute to the effort, visit or contact Carnahan at 402-414-1903 or