End It Movement is a movement started at the Passion Conferences with the purpose of ending modern-day slavery. For the past 2-3 years, supporters of End It have shone a light on slavery many ways including: having a day where everyone puts a red "X" on their hands or other visible body part, put a red "X" on their car, have changed their pictures on social media and went "dark" for a day, End It has recruited many celebrities and politicians to join the fight for freedom and they have placed ads in many national newspapers and in public areas like Times Square in New York City.
On 2/7 Thursday, draw a red X on your hand, take a selfie and post it on social media with the hashtags #swlaenditmovement and #enditmovement.
On 2/8/2019, at 6pm, Come to Water's Edge to our SWLA End It Night to hear worship songs, prayers and an expert panel on how you can get involved and what's being done already.
February 23rd - 2017 SWLA Shine A Light On Slavery
This year was our biggest year yet! Thanks to everyone who did a red X picture, many in our community was made aware that human trafficking happens here.
Plus, this year, we invited local businesses to take part. We had our local Aflac office, Oasis, Care Help, Martinis, McNeese BCM, PE Gym, and Southwest Louisiana Chive take X shots or had an X at their business om Shine A Light On Slavery Day. KPLC even did a story on it all.
Sp what now? Awareness must lead to action and can lead to rescue. Past events have led to taking care of survivors needs, comforting families of trafficking survivors and saving one girl from being trafficked. The possibilities are endless, but only with your help. So far, this year's event has led to more invitations for us to speak, alot more awareness and requests for more materials about human trafficking.
Be End It to End It.
Other active ways you can help end human trafficking
1. Check out our website.
2. Put the National Human Trafficking Hotline in your phone. (1-888-373-7888).
3. Learn the signs of human trafficking and call the hotline if you suspect trafficking.
4. Take the survey at Slavery Footprint and learn how you are connected to the problem.
5. Change the brand of something you buy to a Fair Trade brand, ensuring that it is slave-free.
6. Give. Visit our Donate page to help fund the local abolition movement.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stride Toward Freedom the Montgomery Story - Chapter XI Where Do We Go From Here