WHAT: The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is partnering with Southern California Partners for Global Justice and other community groups to host the fourth annual LA Freedom Walk to raise awareness of human trafficking in Los Angeles and celebrate National Human Trafficking Awareness month (January). After hearing from human trafficking survivors, the CAST Survivor Advisory Caucus will lead the group along the 2-mile walk. The route begins and ends in front of Blessed Sacrament Church and will take approximately one hour.
Saturday, January 14 at 9 a.m.
6657 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Limit parking available in lot behind the church. Participants are encouraged to find street parking.
WHO: CAST clients and human trafficking survivors, Dunia Zelaya and Vishal Kumar, will speak. About 150 people are expected.
Interview Opportunities: Prior to the walk, Survivor Advocates Ima Matul, Dunia Zelaya and Vishal Kumar will available to speak about human trafficking, survivor advocacy, what services are available to victims and what the general public can do to help.
CAST provides life-saving services to survivors of human trafficking and mobilizes citizens to build a future where modern slavery no longer plagues our communities, our city or our world. Through partnerships with healthcare organizations, government benefits agencies, law enforcement and faith-based and cultural community groups, CAST is able to provide support at every phase of a human trafficking survivor’s journey to freedom.