What Can You Do?

 

  • Raise Awareness: Request a KAHTC speaker to give a presentation about trafficking to a group you are involved in. Help us put on an awareness event. Talk about human trafficking to your sphere of influence; host an informational meeting in your home, church, or place of work; or sponsor a viewing of a human trafficking movie. KAHTC encourages you to enter the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline in your phone:  1-888-3737-888. Call the hotline if you suspect human trafficking or text to BEFREE (233733). Please visit http://www.polarisproject.org/take-action/raise-awareness for more ideas.

 

  • Advocate: Encourage your elected officials to prioritize updating laws to protect victims of human trafficking in Michigan. KAHTC along with the Junior League of Kalamazoo is working very closely with the Attorney General’s office to make this happen. Stay involved by monitoring local and state legislative action at http://www.polarisproject.org/what-we-do/policy-advocacy.

 

  • Volunteer: KAHTC would love to have you work with us. We need people to help with administration, fundraising, training, speaking, community outreach, and advocacy. Contact us and tell us how you would like to help.

 

  • Live Justly: Don’t buy sex. Critically examine your views on women, sex, and exploitation. We encourage you to be more aware of the origins of your food, clothes, and electronics. Buy fair trade and survivor-made products. Learn more about your favorite companies and their ethical ranking here. Tell your favorite companies you value slavery-free products and will buy accordingly here.

 

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