18 Aug ‘Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk’ in DC on September 26th
On Saturday, September 26th 2009, the DC abolitionist community will come together to have their first annual DC Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk. September is Combating Human Trafficking Month, and the DC walk will be part of national anti-trafficking efforts, including walks in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, according to the walk’s website.
The walk has two main goals.
First, it aims to bring together the DC anti-trafficking community, including local authorities, businesses, and the media to raise awareness about modern slavery.
Second, the walk will raise money for anti-trafficking work, focusing primarily on efforts to fight child trafficking. 75% will go to Stop Child Trafficking Now, an organization that works to address the demand side of child trafficking, promoting efforts to investigate the buyers/predators who patronize child victims of sex trafficking. 15% will go to Courtney’s House, a safe-house in DC for child victims of sex trafficking, and 10% will go to DC Stop Modern Slavery.
If you live in DC or one of the other go and be part of this, be a voice of the voiceless.
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009.
Registration opens at 9:00 am
Walk begins at 10:00 am
Where: Meridian Hill Park (View Map)
15th St NW and Euclid St NW
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