August 12th, 2009
Portland-based clothing company Nau is offering it’s first annual Grant 4 Change designed for “those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities.”
I’ve applied for the $10,000 grant to fund a documentary project which stands to make a difference not only locally, but across the nation. VOTING ENDS AUGUST 31!
Briefly, this project is about:
“The City of Seattle is becoming victim-centric; it is reshaping cultural and institutional norms to support prostituted juveniles. Victims of slavery, most are US citizens. All are human trafficking victims.
“A photojournalist and non-profit founder with a decade reporting on sexual violence and three years covering human trafficking in Southeast Asia, Tim Matsui is now following modern-day slavery in the US.
“While he recognizes labor and domestic servitude are just as important, Tim believes reporting on Seattle’s defining work will influence how the US handles domestic human trafficking.”
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