Event Series with the Freedom Center 2013
In 2013, End Slavery Cincinnati and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center partnered to present an interactive event series focusing on human trafficking locally, regionally, and nationally. Hosted on the Third Thursday of each month from 6-8pm at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The events were free of charge and will be followed by a social hour hosted at The Banks.
Topics included: Human Trafficking 101 and Screening of Call + Response ; sex trafficking survivor panel; screening of Very Young Girls; a Fair Trade Market; a discussion of the laws at the local, state, and national level; screening of Polaris Project film on sex trafficking and pimp-controlled prostitution; speaker Doug Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II“; and a panel discussion on labor trafficking networks.
Summer Awareness Campaign 2015
In preparation of the increase in visitors during the MLB All-Star Game the summer of 2015, End Slavery Cincinnati members and partner organizations worked together to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Greater Cincinnati area and to distribute S.O.A.P. to local hotels.
Theresa Flores, founder of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.) , came to Cincinnati to speak and lead the S.O.A.P. campaign. Theresa started S.O.A.P. because she found that frequently the only time victims have alone is when they are washing up in hotel bathrooms. S.O.A.P. is an outreach effort to address sex trafficking in our community. S.O.A.P. distributes soap wrapped with a red band with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number, 1 (888) 373-7888, to hotels and motels.
We regularly hold additional S.O.A.P. and other material distribution campaigns which provide various opportunities to volunteer. For more information about these opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Awareness Campaign
Through the support of federal funding and generous community donors, the coalition has been able to fund a large scale public awareness campaign effort through billboards and radio ads. Look and listen for this informational resources!
Thank you to those who have supported this effort!
This project was made possible in part by Grant Number 90ZV0116-01-00 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The events were supported by: