Northeast Florida Organizations Plan Human Trafficking Awareness Event for January 11th
Local anti-human trafficking organizations and activists team up to educate Northeast Florida about global and local human trafficking issues.
By: Robin Rossmanith
Human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery, exists on a local, national, and global scale. Slaves can be found making clothing, harvesting food, and being sold in brothels, hotels, and on the street corner for sex. 27 million slaves are held in captivity worldwide. Human trafficking is estimated to be a thriving industry with annual revenues of 32 billion dollars.
According to Seth Johnson, Advocacy Director for Transitions Global “Human trafficking can seem devastating, but there is hope.”
Agencies worldwide are investigating instances of slavery, rescuing victims, prosecuting slave owners, and providing therapy for survivors. Other organizations are raising a social consciousness and working to end the demand for slaves. Several of these organizations are located in Northeast Florida. These agencies are raising awareness of human trafficking on January 11th with a documentary screening and panel discussion.
Organizations participating in the event include Shop To Stop Slavery, Made By Survivors/The Emancipation Network, Transitions Global, World Relief Jacksonville, The Cooking Activist, and Amnesty International. The documentary screening is sponsored by and will take place at Journey Church 5941 Richard Road Jacksonville, FL 32216 from 7 – 9 pm. After the screening members of these agencies will answers questions from viewers.
Northeast Florida residents can commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th by attending the film screening at Journey Church. Attendees will leave with the tools needed to help end slavery.
For more information please contact Robin Rossmanith of Shop To Stop Slavery at 904.838.5339 or Robin@ShoptoStopSlavery.com.
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About Shop To Stop Slavery: ShoptoStopSlavery.com, is a website dedicated to informing consumers about products made with forced labor and providing opportunities for consumers to purchase slave free goods. Shop to Stop Slavery's blog is written by anti-human trafficking activist Robin Rossmanith, outlines ways to increase awareness and help eliminate modern day slavery. Shop to Stop Slavery seeks to engage everyone in the efforts to end human trafficking.
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