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Posted on: January 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 2nd Annual “Blue Out Longview” to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking

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The City of Longview’s East Texas Anti-Trafficking Team is raising awareness about human trafficking on January 11th by asking the community to participate in Blue Out Longview by wear something blue. Participants can take a photo and email it to to be posted on Partners in Prevention’s social media. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, and January 11th has been designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human Trafficking is often referred to as “Modern Day Slavery” with an estimated 79,000 Texas minors and youth being victims of sex trafficking, according to the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin. The East Texas Anti-Trafficking Team  concentrates on the East Texas area to raise awareness through community education, prevention efforts, networking, and collaboration to combat human trafficking. Prevention professionals and concerned citizens meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon for the East Texas Anti-Trafficking Team meeting. The next meeting will be January 17th at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St.

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