1st Annual Michigan Liberator Awards
Nomination for an Organization:
US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Headquarters (TACOM LCMC HQ)
Reason for Nomination:
The TACOM LCMC HQ organization employs nearly 8,000 people in multiple Army organizations in Warren, Michigan.
The TACOM Commander, currently Major General (MG) Michael J. Terry, through an effective Staff executes annual mandatory training for EVERY employee which includes a separate course in Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP).
Although the Army has required CTIP training [http://www.combat-trafficking.army.mil/index.htm ]since about 2008, and the President renewed the call to combat human trafficking in September 2012 [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cgi_fact_sheet.pdf], it is the TACOM Commander and his G1-Human Capital Staff who not only ensure the tools for each and every employee to access CTIP online will be available throughout the year, but also coordinate, track and measure employee participation.
Ms. Dee Kemp, 586-282-5424, is the Mandatory Training Manager at TACOM LCMC HQ for 2014. In addition to CTIP availability throughout the year, Ms. Kemp supports three specific weeks in March, June and August of "Mandatory Training Observed" where all 8,000 employees are required to take time to complete CTIP.
Any questions regarding this nomination may be directed to the undersigned, or Ms. Leslie Wilson-Smith, 586-282-5207, President, Great Lakes Chapter of Federally Employed Women.
L. P. Franks
VP Great Lakes Chapter
Federally Employed Women
S.O.A.P. & Be FREE Dayton
Michigan Liberator Awards
Join Us Saturday, Jan. 11th, 2014!
The Liberator Awards have moved to Michigan! Join us for the 1st Annual Michigan Liberator Awards where we will highlight and acknowledge Michigan's leading abolitionists who are fighting to end modern day slavery. During the past few years, residents of Michigan have stepped up to the plate and worked hard but the Shared Hope International grade card for our state has recieved an "F" for three years in a row. Lets show them we can improve.
On January 11th, we will celebrate National Human Trafficking Awareness Day by honoring 7 Michiganers for their work.
The Liberator Awards were named after William Lloyd Garrison, the founder of the first U.S. abolitionist newspaper in 1831. He was considered an 'extreme' abolitionist because he called for 'the immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves as well as equal rights for women'.
"I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; -- but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - AND I WILL BE HEARD. ..."
Who is an Liberator?
NOMINATE someone who has been a leader in the fight against Modern Day Slavery in the state of Michigan. Let's honor them for their hard work, dedication, sweat, tears and sacrifices.
Nominations are accepted 12/02/13 - 12/18/13 (5pm).
*Student (high school, college student or organization/club) *Volunteer *Organization *Elected Official or Law Enforcement *Business
To Submit a Nomination: simply email the name of the individual or group, their contact info and a sentence or two of why you think they have been an Michigan Liberator.
Dec. 18th (5pm): Nominees are Announced
Voting will be OPEN.
(help us determine the top three finalist in each category)
12/18- 1/03 (5pm):Vote for your favorite Modern Day Hero
Finalists will be announced on Jan.3rd
Tickets will be on sale Dec 18th to the VIP Reception & Award Ceremony in E. Lansing Michigan @ www.michiganliberatorawards.eventbrite.com
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
To be determined- East Lansing Michigan
An evening worthy of the Emmys or Grammys! Dress up, mingle with the finalists at the VIP Reception , share amazing food and celebrate Michigan's Heros.
With a special screening of the documenatry about Michigan human trafficking survivor, Theresa Flores. Award winning, "The Girl Next Door".
All proceeds benefit SOAP 2014.
$15 High School Rate (Advance Sale only)
$20 Advance Purchase: Award Ceremony & FIlm
$25 At Door
$40 VIP Happy Hour Reception
Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while socializing with S.O.A.P. Founder, Theresa Flores and the Finalists.
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