In November we covered a local dance class geared toward women of all ages, body types, and dance experience. The classes are free with a suggested donation of $10 per class. All proceeds from the class go to an organization working to remove women and girls from the sex trafficking trade and according to the class’s Facebook page the fall class session raised $400 for the organization, REST.
The winter class session will be a little different. Classes will be held only on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Garfield Community Center and then any dancers 21 and over who want to can walk down the street two blocks to The Twilight Exit for some socializing and a drink (or two).
The community class is also getting an official website: www.surrenderdance.org – still under construction.
Winter classes start this Monday, January 10th at 7:00 pm at Garfield Community Center. Come in comfortable clothing ready to have fun!
FYI, REST is Mars Hill’s ministry “for women and girls who are involved in the sex trade.” http://blog.marshillchurch.org/2010/10/18/town-hall-sex-traf
Well, I will admit that doesn’t entirely surprise me, but I was not aware of that. I had done an internet search for REST in November for the original article and couldn’t find a website for it. Perhaps one could attend class and request that the donation go to a different organization providing the same type of support.
That video is creepy.
the video is very strange.
Mars Hill is very cool if you’re a man or a submissive weak woman. They say that a woman’s ultimate role is to submit to God, and God chooses a man to be her husband. So therefore when you obey your man, you are obeying God.
Everybody wins! We men are justly worshipped, and the females will remain docile and quiet, just like God prefers.
Sex Trafficking of Local Girls
I would like to send you a special invitation to come to a Town Hall forum about the sex trafficking of local girls on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. This is not an issue that we like to think or talk about, but it is one that we must face openly together as a community.
The first step is to get informed. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from both national and local experts. Deborah Richardson, who has led campaigns to stop child prostitution first in Atlanta and now nation-wide, will start the conversation. She will be joined by local leaders in this field, including the researcher who shed light on the issue in our community in a groundbreaking 2008 report. Other panelists include representatives from the Seattle Police Department and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, as well as the manager of The Bridge, our state’s only residential recovery program designed specifically to serve these children.
The forum is presented by the Women’s Funding Alliance in collaboration with the Seattle City Council, the Seattle Human Services Department, YouthCare and the Women’s Funding Network. Tickets cost $5 and all proceeds will go to The Bridge. Full event details and tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/140342.
If you can’t make it in person, the event will also be available for viewing on the Seattle Channel’s Web site afterward.
Presenters: Moderator C.R. Douglas, Seattle Channel
Deborah Richardson, Women’s Funding Network
Debra Boyer, Boyer Research
Leslie Briner, YouthCare
Sgt. Ryan Long, Seattle Police Department
Sean O’Donnell, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council
Time: Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca)
I hope that you will be able to join us. Please call my office at 206-684-8806 if you have any questions.
Regardless of the politics or religion, class was really fun last night. We had about 9 women, and 5 of us went to the Twilight afterwards for drinks. And I think having fun is really what it is all about.