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Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week 2020

Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week is 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, LVHN Street Medicine, Marsy’s Law, Truth For Women, and VAST (The Valley Against Sex Trafficking).

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 2nd 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

Events Schedule November 7th 2020

Virtual Coffee House Conversation 10am – 11am

  • Zoom link to be provided.

Allentown Art Museum 6pm – 7pm

Community Gallery – Pottery
  • Artist residency projects will be on display
  • Program to include speaking from advocates and survivors describing their projects and the process of working with Ellen Jamiolkowski

Events Schedule November 8th 2020

Community Red Sand Projects

    • Red Sand Project kits will be available for distribution October 24th – November 6th. Pick up locations will be announced a week prior to distribution.

Events Schedule November 9th 2020

Fight the New Drug

Virtual screening of Brain, Heart, World Documentary and Discussion
Featuring “The Brain” 6pm – 7pm
  • “The Brain” dives into the scientific research that illustrates the physiological and neurological harms pornography has on individuals.
  • Zoom link to be provided

Events Schedule November 10th 2020

Virtual Coffee House Conversation 12pm - 1pm

  • Zoom link to be provided

Events Schedule November 11th 2020

Fight the New Drug

Virtual screening of Brain, Heart, World Documentary and Discussion
Featuring “The Heart” 6pm – 7pm
  • “The Heart” explores pornography’s impacts on romantic relationships, and on platonic relationships such as those with friends, family, and everyday interpersonal connections.
  • Zoom link will be provided.

Events Schedule November 12th 2020

Virtual Coffee House Conversation 1pm - 2pm

  • Zoom link to be provided

Community Red Sand Projects

  • Red Sand Project kits will be available for distribution October 24th – November 6th.
  • Pick up locations will be announced a week prior to distribution.

Events Schedule November 13th 2020

Fight the New Drug

Virtual screening of Brain, Heart, World Documentary and Discussion
Featuring “The World” 6pm – 7pm
  • “The World” highlights porn’s impact on society in a variety of ways, including porn’s inextricable connection to the global issue of sex trafficking.
  • Zoom link will be provided

Events Schedule November 14th 2020

Not For Sale

  • A zoom webinar of readings and musical performances by survivors of human trafficking and their allies. A powerful live experience about survival and resilience. 7:00pm – 8:00pm