If you know me, it’s no secret my favorite coffee shop is My Half of the Sky. They are dedicated to ending human trafficking , which is modern day slavery. Years ago when I started my journey learning about social justice I thought slavery was eradicated and long behind us. My goodness was I in for a wakeup call. While slavery isn’t the same as it was prior to the Thirteenth Amendment, it does still have a presence on this earth, today. Throughout the month of January I will be sharing information I have learned over the years, organizations fighting to see the end, and tips for how we can contribute to the eradication of human trafficking. This topic is far from easy to talk about, but I encourage you to push past the discomfort to learn about this polarizing issue.

The action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.
— Human Trafficking

Last year I wrote a series answering the commonly asked questions. I encourage you to start with this article and learn who slavery affects and where it happens. Human trafficking/ modern day slavery is not exclusive to under developed areas or more poor countries. This is an issue right here in our hometown. Learn how you can recognize human trafficking and how to safely report it. We have the power to put an end to trafficking. Here are 12 ways you can do so, today.

awareness night | My Half of the sky

A powerful evening of awareness with special guests: Renee Pollino, Founder & Owner My Half of the Sky coffee house, Simone Halpin, Founder & Executive Director, Naomi’s House, Stevener Gaskin, Spoken Word poet, Artist & Speaker.

Join me on January 26th at My Half of the Sky to learn how we can do our part in advocating for those who can not advocate for themselves. Together we can end human trafficking.

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This is your reminder slavery still exists and you have the power to stop it, for good.

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