Move Beyond Awareness to Action

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It is so easy to hear about an issue of injustice, become impassioned, only to have that fervor fizzle out. Speaking from the context of human trafficking advocacy, Bianca Olthoff offers insight into how to move from awareness to action. Bianca is a Storyteller for the A21 Campaign. She also is a much sought after speaker and writes frequently on her blog.  


Why is creating awareness to an injustice important? Do you agree with Bianca that awareness alone is not enough, that awareness should be followed by action? Why or why not?
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Describe a time when you were moved at hearing about a particular cause/injustice, but failed to ever move from awareness to action. What do you think was the main thing that kept you from action?
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What efforts do you currently support, whether through volunteering or financially? How did you get involved?
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How do you think you can avoid getting caught-up in the hype of an awareness campaign, only to never be moved to action? How can you help others move from awareness to action?
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Like Bianca said, "awareness should lead to advocacy, and advocacy should lead to action." Whether you are considering supporting a cause financially or with your time, examine how you can use your resources to move beyond awareness, to action.