February 8 is the National Prayer Day for Victims of Trafficking. This poem from Lucille Clifton (click on image to play on PBS website) and reflection from Nelson Mandela is offered as one way to be in solidarity with the victims and survivors.
“The time for healing wounds has come.
The time to build is upon us…
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation,
suffering, gender, and other discrimination…
There is no easy road to freedom…
None of us acting alone can achieve success.
We must therefore act together as a united people,
for reconciliation, for nation building,
for the birth of a new world…” Nelson Mandela