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Help end human trafficking

This year I went to my first Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Spokane. One of the speakers talked about how, despite how far we as a people have come in abolishing slavery, we still have work to do. A prominent example of work still to be done is eradicating human trafficking.

At the 14th Super Bowl 103,985 people attended, about the population of Spokane Valley. Super Bowls are the largest human trafficking event in the country. Human trafficking is modern slavery where people are sold for illegal work and prostitution. At Super Bowls, many victims of human trafficking are transported and purchased. Ads for these exchanges appear all over the Internet.

It is horrible to use the word “purchased” when in the context of human beings. My school is currently working to help victims of human trafficking through Generation Alive. We are raising money for freedom bags. A freedom bag contains a blanket, shampoo, deodorant, etc. given to newly rescued victims. It makes enormous impacts on their lives to have something that belongs solely to them.

I am asking for your help in furthering this work toward change through Generation Alive.

Katharine Laurier


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