Why wait for the adults?
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“If I were a 14-year-old girl in Darfur, I’d want someone to have worried about me, to have carried me in their heart,” Ellen “Ellie” Pavliska passionately stated when asked why she’s trying to raise awareness about events taking place half a world away from her home in Floresville.
Ellie recently approached the Ministerial Alliance of Floresville in an effort to raise awareness in the local community. She hopes to interest them in a die-in or other event in Floresville in the near future. Those present were very receptive, Ellie said. She’s willing to speak to churches and youth groups to get the message across.
Why does Ellie continue?
“Because it’s a modern-day genocide. This is our chance to stop it,” she said. “If this were happening to us, you’d hope people would help.”
“Everyone tells me: You’re just one,” she said. “But I’m talking to you, and now we’re two. That’s how all good things start.”