One year til the Olympics and we’re going on the road

One year from today, the Olympics will kick-off here in London and with the support of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, we are using this amazing opportunity to raise awareness about human trafficking through community roadshows.

Here’s the nitty gritty of what you need to know about the roadshows:

  • Why: Everyone needs to know what human trafficking is and how it affects them.
  • What: An interactive community workshop exploring the impact of trafficking and what we can do about it.
  • Where: Hosted by communities who want to lead the fight against trafficking and those that are hosting events for the 2012 Games.
  • Who by: STOP THE TRAFFIK team, police forces, local authorities, and community activists.
  • Who for: Anyone who wants to make their community harder for traffickers to operate in: local residents, community activists, community organisations, youth groups, faith groups, local charities, police officers, social workers, health workers, teachers, community services, and others.
We have roadshows planned for:
  •   St Albans, Hertfordshire – Saturday afternoon, October 29th
  •   Newham, London – Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham, London E6 6DQ Monday November 14th, 5 – 7:30pm
  •   Birmingham, West Midlands – Hawkesley Primary School, 376 Shannon Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 9TR, Saturday November 19th, 2 -5pm
  •  Tower Hamlets, London – Praxis Community Projects, Pott Street, London E2 0EF Thursday November 24th 6 – 8:30pm
  •   Islington, London- Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD
    Tuesday December 13th, 10am-1pm

If you want to REGISTER for a roadshow, email act@stopthetraffik.org with your name, address, and location you will be attending.

If you want to HOST a 2012 roadshow, email act@stopthetraffik.org to suggest a location for an event, a venue it could be held in, and the communities it could reach.

If you AREN’T IN THE UK you can still get involved by starting Travel Alert! in your community. All the resources to get started in your community on our website www.stopthetraffik.org/resources/travelalert.

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