PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING MORE AWARE ABOUT THE GLOBAL ISSUE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING –By Roxanne Hicks
Did you know that January is Human Trafficking awareness month? At the start of this new year, what can we do to bring awareness, help and funds to the global issue of human trafficking? The first thing you can do is become informed. Whether your ministry interests are right here in San Diego or outside of our borders, there are many things you can do to help bring awareness and funds to the millions of children, women and men who are being enslaved today.
Become informed regarding the many things you can do to help bring awareness and funds to the millions of children, women and men who are being enslaved today.
On January 14th, starting at 1 p.m. in Balboa Park, you can take part in the Junior League of San Diego’s fourth annual Human Trafficking Rally.The Rally will take place near 6th and Laurel in Balboa Park.The focus will be on human trafficking on a local level; specifically, the rally will highlight how we can see the signs of those currently held captive.
Featured speakers who are at the forefront of sex trafficking prevention will provide various perspectives on human trafficking awareness and prevention.
Overall, the purpose of the event is to march, listen and learn together to raise awareness about human trafficking in the San Diego region, as well as to empower community members with information on how to “know the kigns” for both sex and labor trafficking.
Directly after this event, Point Loma Nazarene University will hold a Prayer Vigil at 3 p.m. for those who are victims in our city.
For more information, please see the links below:
Visit www.thefreedomchallenge.com to see if there is a mission trip you would like to go on where you can help make a difference in the lives of children and women around the world who are victims or survivors of human trafficking.
The Father’s House is hosting two Freedom Challenge Trips this year to Moldova. Think about joining one of these trips so that you can understand firsthand what women and children go through outside of our borders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roxanne Hicks is a stay-at-home mom who is passionate about healthy living. She has been happily married to her husband Brian for 21 years and together they have three daughters. After years of raising a daughter with type-1 diabetes and helping extended family members battle cancer and weight issues, Roxanne decided to go back to school to learn more about how food plays a role in our overall health and well-being. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013 with a certificate in health coaching. Roxanne then went on to complete the plant-based nutrition certificate program through Cornell University’s Center for Nutrition Studies. Roxanne loves to teach and help people look at food from a different perspective and to “see food as a way to heal and care for the amazing body God has given each of us.”