CIHTTF Meeting on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and #WearBlueDay. Through this initiative, the public is invited to raise awareness of human trafficking by taking photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue clothing and sharing them on social media along with the #WearBlueDay hashtag. So I wore blue and spent the afternoon in Springfield at the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center for our Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force January meeting. We heard survivor advocate Khalila Riga speak and learned about how to better serve survivors with our anti-trafficking work. I also worked the room with our flyers encouraging people to come to our panel discussion on January 30th and got lots of compliments on my awareness raising tote bag!