While some people think of slavery as an archaic practice of a bygone era, many people today are still confined by the shackles of slavery. The numbers are startling. According to Love146, a foundation working to end child trafficking and exploitation, an estimated 20.9 million people are enslaved today. According to End Slavery Now, more than a quarter of those living in modern slavery are children. Today you can help Love146 stop the exploitation and trafficking of children during the nonprofit's Hope Is Brewing fundraiser.
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The fundraiser will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan Street. Hope Is Brewing will feature food, fun and a special beer brewed specifically for Hope Is Brewing: the Lady Justice Emancipation Red IPA. Love146 President and Co-founder Rob Morris and Executive Director North America Jim Ehrman will be on hand to talk about the movement to end child sex trafficking and how to make a safer world for children. The event is all-ages, and families are welcome; non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Tickets are $35 for the Flatirons package, which includes dinner, beer, a limited-edition Love146 Brew, and a custom Hope Is Brewing glass, or $50 for the Pikes Peak Package, which includes all that and a gift basket. Get your tickets and learn more at love146.org.
(By the way, Factotum celebrates its anniversary on the nineteenth of every month — which means today. If you picked up a Cheers to One Year commemorative glass at Factotum's official one-year anniversary party in February, bring that glass and your punch card for a BOGO beer any time today, and any nineteenth of the month for the next year.)
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