When traveling, are you the person who asks an icebreaker question to your seat companion before your flight has even left the ground? Do you find something to say to the person bagging your groceries at the store? If so, you may want to consider some conversation starters that can help you mention your interest in fighting human trafficking. With each interaction, one more person will know about the importance of human trafficking awareness.
Consider: carrying a Freedom Summit bag or another bag with anti-trafficking information on it to use while shopping so that folks can see and remember the web address for more information if interested. www.baatc.org
Carry: a lanyard that lists the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 1-888-373-7888, and have in your wallet/purse a pocket guide with questions to ask if you encounter a potential trafficking victim. “Are you able to leave your work situation?” “Do you have possession of your ID documents?” Available for free at: www.acf.hhs.gov
Call: the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 1-888-373-7888, and ask for further resources about what to look for when traveling, whether around your neighborhood, or across the nation. Notice bus and truck stops you pass, businesses that stay open after-hours, and airports you fly from, as places where awareness can be raised, and victims can be found. www.polarisproject.org