We all have a role to play in preventing exploitation and trafficking. Enhancing awareness of the crime and committing to prevention is paramount. To that end, the Jan. 3 community gathering and media event will feature a collaborative of individuals, government officials, and organizations dedicated to increasing visibility of missing and murdered indigenous women and supporting their families.
This event will be ASL Interpreted.
Opening Remarks by Ricky DeFoe, Honoring Survivors Shawls with Marcia Kitto, Red for MMIW Shawls with Rene Ann Goodrich, Native Lives Matter Coalition, Solidarity Shawls with Fond du Lac Social Services Advocates and "Red Shawl Round Dance," Hand Drum Singers, Brian Stillday Jr. & Family, MMIW Honor Song with Julian Kitto,
Opening Ceremony Speakers: Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, Jessica Smith, and Anne La-Frinier-Ritchie. Calendar of Events Reviewed by Mel Alvar.
Trafficking Awareness Month Committee contact:
Mel Alvar email@example.com
Any families in need of additional support to help raise awareness for missing or murdered loved ones can contact the Natives Lives Matter Coalition via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To reach a non-governmental organization for confidential help and information, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 or the StrongHearts Native Helpline at 1-844-762-8483.
THANK YOU Duluth Trafficking Awareness Community Group: Marcia Kitto, PAVSA, Life House, Lutheran Social Service, Essentia Health, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, American Association of University Women, Fond du Lac Human Services, Men As Peacemakers, Diocese of Duluth, American Indian Community Housing Organization, CASDA, Duluth Public Library, University of MN-Duluth Women’s Resource & Action Center, Safe Haven, Native Lives Matter Coalition, Mending the Sacred Hoop, North Homes Children and Family Services, Lake County Sex Trafficking Task Force, City of Duluth, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools