Action & Advocacy


We hope you will make use of these resources in your parish and school communities and help educate others about the impact of human trafficking.

Prayer, Community Watch, Advocacy, Action & Support, Ethical and Fair Trade

Resources for January Awareness Month

Prayer

Prayer is important and does make a difference!  Review the story of St. Josephine Bakhita and challenge the objectification of humans.  Say a daily prayer, add it to your parish’s Prayers of the People, and at prayer groups.
Suggested prayers to get started include

Community Watch and National Hotline Phone #

Be observant and report any suspicious activity to the national hotline at 1-888-3737-888, text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733) or visit the national resource center https://humantraffickinghotline.org/.
If the victim is local or  in urgent need, contact law enforcement direct at the San Jose Police Dept. Human Trafficking Task Force at 408-537-1999 or email humantrafficking@sheriff.sccgov.org. https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

Advocacy

Engage your elected officials. Ask what they are doing to combat trafficking and press them to take action against this issue in your community and across the nation. Support Legislation and voice your support of current bills before Congress on anti-trafficking legislation at state, national and international levels. (e.g. CA  SB 1193)

Action and Support

Volunteer and/or financially support a local agency striving to help serve victims of trafficking as they seek restoration for their lives. There are many educational, advocacy and support groups that are working to end human trafficking: such as coalitions, safe houses and shelters for trafficked persons,  Contact us for more information at cneht@dsj.org. 

Ethical and Fair Trade – Conscious Consumerism

Practice conscious consumerism and be responsible and aware of the supply chain.  Purchase items that comply with ethical and fair trade practices.  Learn more on how you may unknowingly be supporting slave labor by visiting:

Slaveryfootprint.com

Learn what it means to be a conscious consumer through ethical and fair trade by visiting these resources or these suggested actions:

● Learn more about ethical and fair trade:

° www.CRSFairtrade.org

° www.globalexchange.org

° www.tradeasone.com

° www.greenamerica.org

● Host a Ethical Trade chocolate, coffee and tea tasting party and use fair trade coffee and tea and other products at home, work, and in places of worship
Practice responsible personal shopping that is child labor and sweat shop free.  The app “Made in a Free World” is helpful.

° Slaveryfootprint.com/about/#getapp

Ask schools to make sure that school uniforms are not produced in sweat shops. Research Free2Work End Human Trafficking

° www.Free2Work.org

Resources

Parish & Youth Ministry
CNEHT eNewsletters

Archive eNews

Awareness Events

● January 11
● February 8
● St. Josephine Bakhita

Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking
Awareness Month
(see below for info)

USCCB HT Awareness month resources

Parish Bulletins

● English
● Vietnamese
● Spanish

Homily

● English
● Spanish
● Vietnamese 

Education & School Resources
Awareness

● Red Flags Brochure
● CNEHT Resource pg
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
● CRS programs and resources
● USCCB info and resources

Curriculum

Videos & Movies
Hummingbird Project
Movie “Sold”
Movie “Stolen from the Suburbs”

Brochures & Posters
Other resources

● Break Free Education
● Human Trafficking is Alive in the U.S. 

Action & Advocacy
National Hotline #
Apps

Tbd

Advocacy

Mittyadvocacy.com

Ethical & Fair Trade

CRS
Slaveryfootprint.com

Government Resources

● State of CA, Office of Attorney General
● Office of the Administration for Children & Families
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip
● Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking


January is Awareness Month about Human Trafficking

The month of January is Human Trafficking Awareness month.   The Catholic Network to End Human Trafficking of the Dioceses of San Jose and the Diocese of Monterey has prepared a variety of resources for your use during the four weeks of January.   These resources are available in Spanish and Vietnamese as well as English.

Human Trafficking Monthly Insert Info for your Parish' Sunday Bulletin

January            February               March       April             May     

Below are resources to use during the Human Trafficking Awareness Month at your Parish.

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