Vincent Van Gogh is quoted as saying, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” This is certainly true about the issue of human trafficking. It will take all of us doing something, even if it is small, to create a worldwide impact. This week, the Cabrini Action and Advocacy Coalition (CAAC) focused on the little things we can do in our own neighborhoods.
Strengthened by the prayers of the Sisters at Sacred Heart Convent in Manhattan, Sr. Gina Morselli, MSC and CMC Missioner Melanie Paccillo walked the streets and parks of the Lower East Side putting Polaris Project posters on community bulletin boards. This simple event was designed to inform members of the local community about human trafficking.
Together Sister Gina and Melanie put up over 30 posters that included information as well as the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline (1-888-3737-888).
People walking through the East River Park were seen reading the posters.
If you would like to replicate this project in your neighborhood, posters can be downloaded and printed at home from www.polarisproject.org Click on resources, outreach and awareness materials. Remember, the first small step can lead to miles of social change.
by CMC missioner Melanie Paccillo for the MSC’s Weekly Update, September 25, 20014