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Millburn Battle of the Bands Coming May 30

Ilina Ghosh

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 9:42pm

I created the idea of Battle of the Bands about a year ago and now with the forces of Key Club I am finally able to complete my idea. The event is on Friday May 30th from 7-9 pm in the MHS Main Gym. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 outside of lunch and all proceeds are going to The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking. 

There will be food and teacher judges, but depending on how loud the crowd cheers the winner will be chosen! The winning band will get free studio time at So.I.Heard of Music in Millburn. There will be about four bands performing from in and out of Millburn.

Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery, and there are approximately 27 million slaves in the world right now. "New Jersey is a prime location for Human Trafficking because it is a major national and international transportation and shipping corridor. It is a rapidly growing criminal industry second only to drug dealing and equal in scope to arms dealing. Human Trafficking involves the use of force, fraud and/or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked in the United States annually." (NJ Coalition Website)

I hope that through this event I can raise more awareness about Modern Day Slavery as it is overlooked when it is a big issue. I want to create a comfortable environment of discussion about this problem and what we can do to help it. 
Everyone should come out to this event to support Human Trafficking Prevention and great music from some awesome bands 

For more information, check out the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1392461334312000/

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