Monday, September 27, 2010

Not For Sale

Gordon College was well-represented at the recent Not For Sale walkathon in the city of Boston. From event organizers to walkers, the event drew regional awareness to slavery concerns around the world. Tour guides, many of whom were Gordon students, led walkers as they shared facts of current slavery issues. Also at the event were many Gordon students and alumni who walked the Freedom Trail and helped raise money to free those still bound in slavery today. Anita Coco serves as the Massachusetts co-state director of Not For Sale. “Many people on the walk learned about slavery today for the first time,” said Coco, who also works in the Center for Educational Technologies at Gordon College. “Those who already consider themselves abolitionists made good connections with others. It all helps to grow the movement, to move us towards the goal of ending slavery in our lifetime.”

Photo: Jesse Brink (son of Paul), Paul Brink, associate professor of political studies, Sarah Durfey ’09, and Peggy Hothem, professor of recreation and leisure studies at the Not For Sale event in Boston.

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