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Jul 15, 2020

Updates about Our Work with Genocide Survivors

At 3 Generations we continue to be hard at work spreading awareness about the horrors of genocide and its devastating impact on individuals and communities around the world. By educating ourselves and others on the trauma of historic and ongoing genocides, we can move closer to a world where empathy and justice can prevail and genocide is no longer committed.

We have exciting updates to share with you on our current work in the field. We recently hosted a Livestream with Imran a Rohingya Muslim refugee who fled the genocide in Myanmar. He discussed his 8-year journey to safety as well as the crisis his family and fellow Rohingya refugees face in the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the Covid-19 crisis. You can watch the talk on our Facebook page. 

We also released a new short video about a Tibetan Nun who escaped from Chinese oppression and cultural genocide. Finally, we are in the process of completing post-production on three short documentaries about Yazidi women forced into slavery by ISIS. ISIS are the perpetrators of a genocide of the Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq. 

For more information about this social justice issue and others that we document please go to our website.

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Jul 14, 2020

Exciting Updates About Our Work in the Field

At 3 Generations, we continue to provide a vital platform for victims of sex trafficking. The most common form of human trafficking is trafficking for sexual exploitation. This human rights abuse must get more awareness as being the world's fastest-growing crime. We believe that it is important to prioritize this ever-growing crisis and redefine sex trafficking as a human rights abuse. 

We have exciting updates to share with you on our current work in the field. We recently hosted a Livestream with Nikolaos Al-Khadra about his experiences as a sex worker and his current work as an activist in the LGBTQ community. Nik was the subject of our short film What About the Boys. His story dispels some of the common myths about gay prostitution and offers a heart-wrenching look at how one young American boy was brutalized by the industry. You can watch the talk on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

We also released a couple of short videos about the exploitative nature of sex-trafficking and why it should be redefined as a human rights abuse. You can watch them on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, or our YouTube channel.

For more information about this social justice issue and others that we document please go to our website.

We can’t continue our work without your support, so please donate today! 

Jul 9, 2020

Cannabis Legalization has Found it's Moment

3 Generations is working to bring attention to some of the pitfalls of cannabis legalization now that it has found it’s moment. The recession caused by the pandemic and the recent social unrest has brought increased interest in many state legislatures and it is expected that a record number of states will legalize marijuana in 2021. 

Many lawmakers believe that cannabis legalization is necessary in the fight for social and racial justice. Decriminalizing marijuana is an important step in mitigating racial disparities in the criminal justice system and a way to reduce unnecessary police-civilian interactions. In recent weeks, many US states have sought to relax decades-old drug laws that criminalized cannabis use and possession and disproportionately jailed black people for non-violent offenses. Nevada pardoned more than 15.500 people who were convicted of carrying less than an ounce of cannabis. Decriminalization legislation is advancing in New Jersey, Georgia, and Virginia. In Colorado, a bill aimed at diversifying the state's legal cannabis industry was amended with a provision that would allow the governor to expunge residents' low-level cannabis convictions.

Budget shortfalls in states forced to shut down due to the pandemic, especially ones that have been eyeing decriminalization already, will cause governors looking for a way to bolster their economy to legalize cannabis for tax revenue. Cannabis sales in states that have approved using the plant for medical and recreational purposes totaled about $15 billion in 2019, and are expected to top $30 billion by 2024. Cannabis businesses were deemed essential in most states where the drug is legal during the pandemic and sales rose to record levels. The industry's performance in the last few months has made it clear that cannabis is recession-proof and therefore a boon to the economy. 

At 3 Generations we hope to continue to sound the call about issues of racial justice and public health that are arising from the rapid growth of the cannabis industry. We are bringing awareness to social justice and social equity concerns like directing tax revenue to communities harmed by Drug War policies and increasing the number of minority cannabis business owners and employees. We also continue to fight the creation of a new, predatory industry intent on marketing extremely potent marijuana products without proper safeguards and protections for users. 

For more information about this social justice issue and others please go to our website.

 
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