Get your red Sharpies ready.
We’re not going to grade papers or correct grammar.
We’re going to change the world.
Thursday, February 7 is Shine a Light on Slavery Day, commemorated by drawing a large red X on your hand. The day is sponsored each year by #ENDITMOVEMENT, a coalition born from the belief that even one person trapped in slavery is too many.
Call to Freedom is joining the effort and hopes you will, too.
“We want to see red Xs all across our community on February 7,” says CTF’s Executive Director Becky Rasmussen. “From banks to coffeeshops, schools to hospitals, the grocery store to the courthouse and every place in between, we want to see Sioux Falls covered in red that Thursday.”
Get your workplace involved by encouraging co-workers to join you. Once you’ve inked all the hands you can, take a photo and post it to social media. Be sure to tag Call to Freedom’s Facebook page and use #calltofreedomsd and #enditmovement.
#ENDITMOVEMENT was officially established in 2012 when leaders from organizations on the frontlines of the fight against slavery gathered in Atlanta and discovered a staggering truth: in spite of overwhelming statistics, most of the world knows nothing about the greatest human rights issue of our time.
“I would love to close Call to Freedom’s doors one day because we’ve ended human trafficking,” says Rasmussen. “In the meantime, it’s vital that we continue to have conversations, to share the reality, to form a unified front against modern day slavery.”
It’s small, grassroots steps that add up to big change.
Ready for that red Sharpie? We hope so! Shine a light on slavery and show us your Xs on Thursday, February 7. We can’t wait to see your photos flood our newsfeeds.