The walkathon is a three-mile walk along Freeport Road in Irving, in support of and to highlight the challenges of organizations that oppose human trafficking. As we all know, this is a problem for all of us. All the proceeds from this program will benefit only the charitable organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking.
The walk will start at 7:00 am on Sunday, September 1, 2013, in the front of the DFW Marriott Hotel, North, which is the venue for the 2013 ENAW convention. Participants are encouraged to purchase an optional entry kit which includes a water bottle and two tee-shirts (themed for the walk) in a bag. You may also purchase tee-shirts only. See flyer for details. Make your purchases below:
Brief History of Benin
The Benin kingdom, known as the Igodomigodo, in honor of its first ruler, Ogiso Igodo, is situated on the South East coast of West Africa. Oba Ewuare turned the kingdom into an empire (Benin Empire) about 1440 AD, after aggressive militarization and territorial expansion. At its height, the Benin empire extended from Onitsha to Ghana.
Benin is famous for its artifacts of iron, bronze, and ivory of which the best known is the FESTAC mask based on the head of Queen Idia (see our logo). Read more about the edo people.