Anti-human Trafficking Awareness Event on Jan. 25

  

On Saturday Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the community is invited to join in the battle against human trafficking by attending an anti-human trafficking event at Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave in downtown Orlando.

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On Saturday Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the community is invited to join in the battle against human trafficking by attending an anti-human trafficking event at Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave in downtown Orlando. 

This is the largest event of its kind in Central Florida and is a community-wide effort to address modern-day slavery and the exploitation of children. Since its inception on January 11, 2009 thousands of Central Florida citizens have been educated about the crime of human trafficking in ‘our own backyard’.

Your attendance will support the efforts of numerous religious and non-profit groups fighting human trafficking in Florida and around the world.

In 2011, the bishops of Florida began a campaign to raise awareness of the serious concern of human trafficking. They issued a statement urging the faithful to help with efforts to end the tragedy of human trafficking. 

The statement said: “We call upon the Florida faithful to be actively engaged in the fight against the evil of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign is intended to educate those who may come in contact with victims in churches, health care facilities, schools or the community so they can identify and report in order to rescue victims from their abusers.”

For more information about human trafficking visit:
www.orlandodiocese.org/faithtube/item/10829-human-trafficking-awareness-invisible-chains.