For the second year in a row the Human Trafficking Research Lab was invited to participate at our local A21 Walk for Freedom in Springfield Illinois. This event is a chance for individuals to come together as a community to raise awareness for human trafficking both globally and locally and consisted of a walk around downtown Springfield beginning at the old state capitol. Participants can come dressed in all black attire and different organizations were there collecting self-care items to help assist local survivors! This year the Human Trafficking Research Lab was able to host a table giving away fair trade chocolate, buttons, and research materials. One of my students stopped by and even my mom came to help spread the awareness and educate the public on our human trafficking research!