Did you know January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month?
There are many ways you can shine a light on human trafficking within your community.
If you are interested, you can begin by doing some or all the following activities.
1. Wear blue all month long to support human trafficking prevention and show your solidarity. According to EndSlaveryNow.org, “Blue is internationally recognized as the universal color for human trafficking prevention.”
2. Volunteer at human trafficking awareness events.
3. Learn more about human trafficking to gain a better understanding of the issue, and start discussions with family, friends, and colleagues, to share your knowledge.
I am proud to participate in the fight against human trafficking and bring awareness to this “hidden crime.”
On Thursday, January 10th, I will volunteer at Linking Together to Break the Chains: A Human Trafficking Awareness Event from 9am-2pm at Belin Memorial UMC in Murrells Inlet.
On Friday, January 11th, I will give a presentation about human trafficking and effective measures individuals can take to avoid becoming victims. This will take place at Project Lighthouse in Myrtle Beach at 1pm. This is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Throughout the month of January, I will give additional Human Trafficking Prevention Presentations. Locations, dates, and times of upcoming events are listed below.
- Pee Dee Academy, Mullins, January 18th, 8:15am-2:10pm
- Boys and Girls Club of Florence, January 25th, 4pm
- Little River Library, January 30th, 4pm
I hope to see you at a presentation soon. Please spread the word and join me in the battle to end human trafficking!