Think you don't have a say in this issue because you're not a social worker, a special agent or a state legislator? Think again. Here are a handful of tangible and impactful ways you can make a difference. From spreading the word via film screenings and dialoguing with friends, to being a conscientious consumer, you can take ownership in combatting human trafficking.
- Rent one of the movies under the media page, and host a screening party at your house
- Run in our 3rd Annual 5k Run Against Traffick on September 7, 2013
- Set up a Google News alert for HT in your city so you know what's going on locally and how it impacts your community
- Follow Traffick Free on Facebook & Twitter for the most up-to-date news articles and events, and then SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS
- Call your elected officials on the state and federal levels to let them know that this is an important issue to you. As a voter (or soon-to-be voter), you have the power to demand your representatives follow an abolitionist agenda
- Be a mentor for a youth organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters or volunteer at a school. Be a role model and someone that young people should look up to while empowering them to change their world
- Flag underage sex posts on Craigslist
- Get your business or school on-board with Free To Work
- Oppose the commercial sex industry, including prostitution, escort services, strip clubs, pornography and the "pimp n ho" culture. End the demand
- Buy Fair Trade products, and demand the Slave Free brand at Chain Store Reaction
- Volunteer with a local anti-trafficking organization; click here for local organizations that could use your help
- Keep your eyes open, and don't dismiss suspicious circumstances - if you suspect slavery or exploitation, call the National Trafficking Hotline at 888-3737-888
- Sign up for our newsletter for current opportunities
Also, come to our meetings where you can find out more about victims in Chicago, where it occurs and what you can do.
If you would rather create your own course of action, don't hesitate to contact us - it would be our privilege to help you any way that we can.