January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day – What will you do?

Posted: January 10, 2012 in human trafficking, modern slavery, sex trafficking
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(Carl’s update note on November 8, 2012:  The next National Human Trafficking Awareness Day will be January 11, 2013.  You can start preparing now. Make a plan with your family, friends, church group, organization for how to spread awareness about slavery and human trafficking on and around that day. One way to prepare is to read a book or watch a movie to get educated, inspired, and be ready to join the movement.)

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the U.S. by act of the Congress.  President Obama has declared January to be Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month.

What are you going to do to build awareness for you and others?  Click on the speech bubble symbol above this post (or here) to leave a comment and share your plan for observing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Here are some ideas on how to observe it:

Attend a public event or prayer vigil – http://www.ipjc.org/events/humantraffickingawarenessday.html

Get one of these books on human trafficking to educate yourself

Get one of these movies on human trafficking, or watch one on Netflix

Donate to an organization that fights human trafficking, such as the Not for Sale Campaign, Polaris Project or one of the organizations listed on the left bar of this page

Volunteer with an organization that assists victims of human trafficking such as GEMS-Girls or one of the organizations listed on the left bar of this page

Buy a product that is Fair Trade Certified or Made by Survivors

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with The Freedom Climb.  (If you can’t make it to Tanzania by Wednesday, perhaps just sponsor a climber or one of their causes. :-) )

Please click on the speech bubble icon above this post (or here) to leave a comment with your thoughts, ideas, plans for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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  1. Chad says:

    We had a local abolitionist speak at our church, set up a table with our anti-trafficking shirts and handed out literature with statistics and how to be involved!

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