Why Human Trafficking?
Many citizens believe that slavery ended in the United States over 150 years ago. Unfortunately, recent incidents within our city limits and at a global level show otherwise. Exploitation for labor, commercial sex services, and indentured servitude earns traffickers over $32 billion annually and the United States is #1 consumer . Oftentimes, we don't see or know warning signs because common misconceptions perpetuate a high demand to meet consumer needs.
The three forms of human trafficking that exist are categorized as
labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and indentured servitude. Surprisingly, the average of entry seen at all levels is 13 years for girls and boys. In fact, more than 300,000 people remain trapped in the life of labor exploitation or forced prostitution within our borders. The majority of these victims are citizens & legal permanent residents.
Being the Light of Change
The members of the Savannah Interagency Diversity Council believe that these statistics can be changed through community wide education & empowerment to eradicate crimes and harmful ideologies. With the support of more than 40 government agencies, nonprofit organizations and local businesses, then Savannah Traffick Jam links our local families, leaders, and professionals with the tools and resources to build safer communities.
Be the Light of Change to End Human Trafficking
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Savannah State University Student Union Ballroom
E93's Doug Styles & WSAV's Meredith Stutz!
Educate our community to understand and recognize the warning signs of hidden crimes.
Empower individuals to be informed reporters
Eradicate modern day slavery as a united community
2017 Savannah Traffick Jam