January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Jan. 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, also known as #WearBlueDay. We encourage everyone to wear blue on Thursday, Jan. 11th in support of this awareness campaign!
From the Blue Campaign: “Participating is simple, just follow these easy steps:
- Wear blue, the international color of human trafficking awareness, to state your commitment to help save lives.
- Post a photo of yourself, or with others, on social media using the hashtag #WearBlueDay.
- Empower others in your community to do the same.
Here are some inspirational ideas for spreading awareness:
- Take a group photo. Use one of your regular in-person or virtual meetings to encourage participation in #WearBlueDay and take a photo or virtual screen shot to post on social media.
- Light up a landmark. Work with your local government to light a capitol building, landmark, or bridge blue to raise awareness of human trafficking. Use social media to post photos of the landmark with the hashtag #WearBlueDay and highlight why the landmark is lit blue.
- Host a virtual event. Organize an event, such as a panel discussion or documentary viewing, to foster discussion about human trafficking and how to recognize and report it. Encourage attendees and participants to wear blue and share photos on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WearBlueDay!
Then what? Keep #TacklingTrafficking.
After the 11th, continue #TacklingTrafficking by using Blue Campaign’s free anti-human trafficking guides, toolkits, materials, and more. Visit the Tackling Trafficking page to download shareable resources and training, access resources for survivors, and learn how you can get involved to help end trafficking.