Gabriel Adibe

Gabriel recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors in Sociology. He is a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and an active member of his community, focused on social issues.

What Do Comics and Human Trafficking Have in Common?

Guest post submitted by Gabriel Adibe

Hi friends. Gabriel Adibe here. For those who don’t know me. I recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors in Sociology. I am a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. And I am a very active member of my community, focused on social issues.

I just wanted to share a few exciting things. Last year several great things happened. Most exciting, I was invited to speak at the 2012 Ashoka U Exchange held at Arizona State University! I also had the privilege to meet several like-minded and awesome people! Before that I worked with several students at the University of San Diego to create THINK, a student organization that focuses on addressing social issues while sharing a meal. The intent of THINK was to get people together that normally don’t cross paths and have them discuss social issues and actually do things in their community to help solve them.

While getting THINK off the ground I created a social justice superhero called Anomaly that addresses social issues via a digital comic book app. I created a company called Altruistic Behavior & Innovations Group in January and a subsidiary company called Global Digital Comics to publish the comic book. Just a few of the issues we address are: Human Trafficking, Bullying, Alcohol Abuse, Homelessness, and Teen Illicit Drug Use. We have been giving our highly interactive digital comic book app away for free for a limited time and we would like for people to check it out. The app is almost ready to launch, so those who subscribe before we launch before Christmas will get the app for free. Go to www.gdanomaly.com and subscribe.

Some of the many features of the app are character voice overs, music tracks and sound tracks, sound effects, and links to sites that address the social issues that we talk about in our comic book.

In order to keep raising awareness about human trafficking we have entered a short film contest and need to garner as many votes as possible to win. When Global Digital Comics wins the contest with your help, we will donate $1,000 to California Against Slavery. We are a young company and need help to make this possible. Please do the following and help us spread the word about social issues.

1. Go to www.bingenow.com
2. Click on Sign Up in the upper right corner of the page
3. Fill out the Sign Up information (MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS)
4. An email will be sent to your Spam folder from Binge (the email in your regular mail is a welcome message only)
5. Go to your Spam folder and click the (VERIFY LINK)
6. Go to bingenow.com and login
7. Use the Binge search bar and type in: The Abduction
8. Click the link to the video and then below the video click the thumbs up.

When you vote you are automatically entered into a drawing to win $1,000.

It’s as simple as that. Spread the word!

“Motivate those around you and you will be motivated by those around you.”