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Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week 2021

Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week is a non-profit organization 501(c)3 that plans and organizes a seven-day awareness campaign. In 2019 the executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties declared the first full week of November as Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week. The campaign provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities, and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.

The Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Collaborative is composed of several social justice organizations dedicated to fighting the fight on the front lines. The founding organizations of the Collaborative include Aspire to Autonomy, Bethlehem Rotary, Bloom Bangor, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Valley Health Partners Street Medicine, Marsy’s Law, Truth For Women, VAST (The Valley Against Sex Trafficking),  and Valley Youth House.

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Our Why

What is Human Trafficking?

The United Nations provides a definition of human trafficking which can be broken down into three essential elements:
1. The acquisition of a person
2. By means of deception or coercion
3. For the purpose of exploitation
Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery – at its core – is the control and exploitation of vulnerable individuals for a profit. People are exploited in all manner of ways, such as sexual exploitation, forced labor, domestic servitude, forced criminal activity, sham marriages, and organ removal.
Our Mission
The mission of Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week is to abolish human trafficking in our community by building a united front to educate and equip our community to take action.
We are launching our 3rd Annual Awareness Week campaign and we would be honored to have your company participate as a sponsor. Your financial investment will allow us to continue to spread awareness and offer more comprehensive services to survivors in our community. You will be featured as an advocate and partner during the week of events according to your level of giving.
Calendar of Events

Saturday November 6th

Voices of Survivors Project

Join us on November 6th for The Voices of Survivor Project. The Project is a platform for survivors of sex trafficking to express their lived experiences as survivors through photography.

Tuesday November 9th

Not For Sale and Candle Vigil

Join us for our candlelight vigil to honor the survivors of human trafficking and to show those who are silently suffering that they are not alone.  You will hear powerful stories and poetry about survival and resilience.  The musical performances will help soften the harsh realities of living on the streets.

Friday November 12th

Survivor Leader Breakfast

Join us on November 12th for our Survivor’s Award Breakfast, celebrating and commemorating the survivor leaders in the Lehigh Valley who help make a difference in the lives of others every day.

Sunday November 7th

Red Sand Project/Coffee Conversation

Wednesday November 10th

Art Museum Mixer 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for an Art Mixer at the Allentown Art Museum on Wednesday, November 10th from.  On display will be a survivor and advocate art projects. 

Saturday November 13th

Red Sand Project /Coffee Conversation

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Monday November 8th

Red Sand Project and Coffee Conversation

Thursdays November 11th

Red Sand Project and Coffee Conversation

DONATE To LVAT Week

Want to make a difference in the life of a Survivor?

Please consider making a direct donation to our LVAT Collaborative. Your gift will directly support survivors of human trafficking, modern-day slavery.

***ALL NET PROCEEDS FROM LVAT WEEK WILL BE USED FOR DIRECT SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS

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