January is Slavery Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Human Trafficking is a form of relationship violence, as well as, community, and societal violence. It requires compassion and effort by all members of your communities to advocate, raise awareness, and disrupt this cycle of violence.
Want to learn more about Human Trafficking?
Visit the NSVRC website, MA Coalition to End Human Trafficking, or URI’s Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence.
Or check out these survivor stories:
- “The Diary of Jasmine Grace: Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.” by Jasmine Grace
- “Trafficked: My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution” by Sophie Hayes
Looking for ways to get involved in Bristol County?
The ERASE Coalition is hosting an awareness event, “Breaking Stereotypes,” A presentation by Steven L. Procopio, ACSW, LICSW, about male victims of human trafficking, followed by a panel of local experts. ERASE stands for “Empowered to Rise Against Slavery and Exploitation”. Formed in 2016, ERASE is a collaboration of community programs, faith-based organizations, and individuals to address human trafficking in greater New Bedford and Greater Fall River areas through awareness and advocacy. The 2019 awareness event is Thursday, January 24th 6-8: 30 p.m. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320983111852361/