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Marshall students to STAND against slavery

Mar. 06, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University students plant to stand up against slavery in a 27-hour nationwide effort called STAND, to bring light to the estimated 27 million people being kept as slaves worldwide.

Those who want to participate in the event, which starts at 7 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Memorial Student Center, can sign up for one-hour time lots.

There also will be a table where people to make a donation or sign a letter to President Obama. And, there will a wall for people write their comments or prayers, or they can create their own sign to hold while they stand.

The main website is www.ijm.org/stand. The website for the Marshall group is www.ijmfreedommaker.org/campaign/863/Marshall-Stand-for-Freedom. For more information, call Reggi Schuylar at 304-634-1406.

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