The Tri-Cities communities are invited to participate and recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

At 4pm on Friday, January 11th, SARC will host a family-friendly glow walk across the Cable Bridge beginning and ending at the Lampson building parking lot.

Senator Sharon Brown and Detective Rick Runge will be the rally speakers. Following the walk, there will be refreshments, music, and s’mores available.

Please dress warm as this is an all-outdoor event. SARC will be excited to see you and your families there.

Human Trafficking Walk

About human trafficking, from wikipedia.org:

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits per   yea as of 2014. In 2012, the ILO estimated that 21 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 14.2 million (68%) were exploited for labor, 4.5 million (22%) were sexually exploited, and 2.2 million (10%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor.The International Labor Organization has reported that child workers, minorities, and irregular migrants are at considerable risk of more extreme forms of exploitation. Statistics shows that over half of the world’s 215 million young workers are observed to be in hazardous sectors, including forced sex work and forced street begging.