JMU Students Stand for Freedom Despite Weather

HARRISONBURG - Some brave valley college students are standing up in the wet weather for something they say needs to be addressed.

We're talking about the Stand for Freedom that's happening at James Madison University. The 27-hour event is organized by students with the Shenandoah Valley Justice Initiative. They will be standing outside all night Monday through Tuesday to talk with fellow students and raise awareness about human trafficking.

"This is something that we will not put up with in our world today. It's a human rights issue that we want to see ended. We want to invite the rest of the student population and the Harrisonburg community to join with us on that. They can, as well, make a voice rise up from the local community," explained participating JMU student, Austin Earlenbaugh.

The students say the United States is one of the biggest proponents when it comes to ending human trafficking. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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