Tennessee NGOs Unite to Wear White on 1-11-11 On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Top Quote Tennessee NGOs unite together to raise awareness about human trafficking and invite you to join us...wherever you are throughout the country, join us on 1-11-11 and wear white. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 07, 2011 - Knoxville, TN - On January 4, 2010, President Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1. He calls upon the people of the UnitedStates to recognize the vital role we can play in ending modern slavery, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

    Across the nation, more and more people recognize that human trafficking is a huge domestic problem that needs to be addressed. To help raise awareness on 1-11-11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, eight Tennessee NGOs have pledged to wear white, to show a united front and be a light in the darkness for all those trapped in sex and labor trafficking. Collaborating on this event will also raise awareness about human trafficking so that it can be prevented from taking place.

    Awareness is the best form of prevention!

    During the month of January, there will be many activities going on across the nation to raise awareness about human trafficking; but this collaborative TN effort extends an invitation to individuals and organizations all across the U.S. to join us and wear white on 1-11-11. At the time of this press release, there are concerned citizens, Churches and organizations from 25 states thus far that have pledged to wear white on Tuesday, January 11. Our goal is to have participants from all 50 states that make this pledge.

    No matter what our political or religious differences may be, we have the opportunity to show a united front across our great nation that we are dedicated to combating human trafficking together. We can show that we are united to be one voice for those who can't speak for themselves. So, how can you participate?

    Be the voice. Spread the word. Unite and wear white.

    1. Pledge to wear white wherever you are on 1-11-11. If you want to be included on our website, send us an email to onevoice ( @ ) ccaht dot org and include your name, city and state dot
    2. Spread the word via friends, family, blogs, social media, politicians and media. Here is one of our Facebook Pages for the event.
    3. Take a creative picture of yourself or your group wearing white on 1-11-11 and send them to us at pics ( @ ) ccaht dot org dot We are creating the "Power of One" awareness video from individuals and groups wearing white on this day dot Only appropriate pictures will be used for the video dot Details can be found on our website dot
    4. Educate yourself in case you recognize signs of human trafficking locally. http://www.ccaht.org

    It takes just one voice to make a difference…let's make a difference together!

    Participating Tennessee NGOs include:
    Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Cry for Justice, Doctors at War, End Slavery TN, Free for Life International, Global Women of Blount County, Operation Broken Silence, 2nd Life Chattanooga

    For questions regarding this event, please contact:
    Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking at 865.236.1046 or onevoice ( @ ) ccaht dot org.

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