Student Initiative: Loose Change to Loosen Chains

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An InterVarsity student at InterVarsity’s 2010 LC2LC event. (Photo from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.)

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has held the Loose Change to Loosen Chains (LC2LC) event on campus each spring since our first year as a registered student organization in 2008-2009. The event is a weeklong effort to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking.

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Students during the 2015 event. (Photo from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.)

We have worked with a few different organizations over the years (International Justice Mission, Nomi Network, and Love 146), and each one has been fantastic. We currently raise funds for Love 146, an organization that helps rehabilitate kids who are pulled out of trafficking situations and provides preventative education to at risk teens to prevent them from entering the trafficking system.

LC2LC will take place April 11-15th this year, and there are many different ways to participate. There will be tables set up on campus all week where people can donate to Love 146 and learn more about human trafficking, Love 146, and InterVarsity. There will also be a benefit night at a local restaurant during the week, and our daily prayer meetings will focus on praying for the victims, perpetrators, and fighters of human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Thursday April 14th at 8 pm in Zarrow Hall we will have a speaker from Love 146, artists displaying pieces themed around human trafficking, and opportunities to donate.

We are happy to have the opportunity to work with the Off the Market team who will have their event March 4 as we both do our parts in the fight against trafficking. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship does this every year because we highly value service, prayer, justice, and mercy which are all important in the fight against human trafficking.

Eryn Jordan is a senior psychology major at OU and is applying to occupational therapy master’s programs. She is the service sub-team leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.


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