National Trafficking Awareness Day Is Jan. 11

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The second annual National Trafficking Awareness Day will occur at the Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.  

This event, known as "Wear White Day" is the day when people from all over the Chattanooga area come together to wear white to spread awareness about the problem of human trafficking in Southeast Tennessee. The featured speaker is Theresa Flores, a former trafficking victim who speaks on the subject Second Life On Sheet/Wear White.  

Exhibits open at 9 am. and Ms. Flores will be speaking at 10 am. 

Ms. Flores is a trafficking survivor and nationally known anti-trafficking advocate, speaker and author. She wrote “The Slave Across The Street” detailing her experience. Ms. Flores has also been featured on Night Line, America’s Most Wanted, The Today Show & MSNBC: Sex Slaves-The Teen Trade. 

The Greater Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking empowers individuals and organizations to collaborate and to create a community free of human trafficking and slavery of all forms. Through GCCAHT, area social service providers, mental health providers, medical providers, community and faith based organizations, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies work together to combat sex-trafficking in the Greater Chattanooga area. 

More information may be found on the web at http://secondlifechattanooga.org/the-coalition/ or by emailing contact@seconlifechattanooga.org.




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