In connection with our year-round anti-trafficking efforts, IN OUR BACKYARD (IOB) works to eradicate sex trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl through partnerships with top law enforcement, nonprofits and government agencies in host cities across America.
As a part of our 10-day operation, we host Linking Freedom In Our Backyard; a one-day public awareness and outreach event in which we invite volunteers from the host city to participate in. Every year, missing children and victims of human trafficking are recovered because of this outreach and individuals are inspired to turn awareness into year-round action to stop human trafficking!
Program & Training: The beginning of the event will include a presentation on human trafficking and what usually happens with human trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl. It will conclude with training and preparation for the outreach component.
Outreach: The second portion of the event will involve volunteer teams of 2-4 people driving to local businesses (primarily convenience stores) on assigned routes and distributing key awareness materials, including Freedom Stickers and Missing Children’s Books. These businesses become eyes and ears in the community to spot human trafficking and save lives. The outreach is immediately following the training and will be completed the same day.
When: January 26th, 2019, 8:30am-2:30pm
Check-in & Resource Fair — 8:30am
Program & Training — 9:15am
Outreach — 11:30am – 2:30pm