A21 Walk for Freedom in Jacksonville
On Saturday, 14th of October 2017, the A21 Organization held a worldwide walk against slavery. Called the “Walk for Freedom” this year’s event included 400 walks, in 50 Countries and tens of thousands of abolitionists who participated.
Here in Jacksonville, the walk commenced at Jacksonville University and went around the local community. The march was in a single file line of about 60 abolitionists, with literature to provide to the public and yellow gags over their mouths, representing those that have no voice.
Human trafficking is a continued threat to society which many do not even realize is a thriving billion-dollar business. Human traffickers are dealing in the sex slave market and the labor markets worldwide.
Harris Guidi Rosner Attorney Peter Shutters participated with his wife, Carol Shutters. Carol is an active member and Ambassador with the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition. The march was to create awareness and support for those that are silenced around the world and even right here in Jacksonville, Florida.
A21 is a worldwide organization that provides assistance to those enslaved and offer a means to escape their captors, with resources, support teams, and housing. To learn more, visit A21.org or to keep current on local news and cases, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get placed on an informative mailing list. Also be sure to save the date for next years Walk for Freedom to take place on October 20, 2018.