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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed every year on January 11. This observance was started in 2011 by Presidential Proclamation of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Despite efforts to combat trafficking across the globe, this heinous crime continues to be wildly lucrative and grows at an alarming rate. Human Trafficking Awareness Day was implemented to raise awareness among Americans that human trafficking does not just happen in other countries, but in states and communities across the United States – a fact some still struggle to recognize.

Learn more about Human Trafficking

Monday, January 20, 6:00-8:00 pm

St. Luke’s UMC, 100 W 86th St

Local human trafficking agency, Ascent 121, brings the film, Ring of Silence – stories of victims who have been coerced, manipulated and sold into sex trafficking. Acsent 121 provides long term care for teen survivors.

Many of the anti-trafficking organizations arrange awareness-raising campaigns all year round, but particularly in January when this awareness day is recognized and publicity is at its peak.   Help raise awareness and potentially save people’s lives by educating yourself more about the despicable act of human trafficking and what you can do if you suspect anyone of being a victim or organizer of this terrifying act.

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