Upcoming “Freedom Walk” In Bismarck Is Raising Money & Awareness For Human Trafficking
A Bismarck church is putting on an event to raise money and awareness for victims of human trafficking. According to a recent Facebook post, Evangel Church is putting on a Freedom Walk this Saturday, October 17. What is the reason for the Freedom Walk? To fight human trafficking (both sexual exploitation and forced labor).
WHAT: Evangel Church's Freedom Walk
WHEN: Saturday, October 17
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WHERE: North Dakota State Capitol Lawn
600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck
TICKETS: $40 per participant - find more information on participating in the Freedom Walk here.*
*Kids 10-years-old and younger do not need to register.
This Freedom Walk will be done in honor of human trafficking victims. And it is definitely going to be an experience to participate in this particular walk. According to the Evangel's website for the Freedom Walk, participants in the walk will have an interactive experience with stories of survivors, information about how trafficking exists, and how to make a difference in our communities." Make sure you bring a smart device and earbuds, because the walk features audio elements along the course.
Since such terrible events can and do happen in North Dakota, I wanted to dig for some information on the efforts to fight human sex and work trafficking. The North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force is putting in the work to help victims in our state. Check out
- Since January 1, 2016, the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force has helped 482 victims (349 adults, 133 minors)
- 2,046 Technical Assistance Calls made to North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force
- Investigated 75 cases of human trafficking
- Arrested 57 perpetrators in human trafficking
Get more details on North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force's efforts to save victims of human trafficking here. They also have information on noticing the signs of a trafficking victim here. And don't forget to walk for victims of trafficking at this Saturday's Freedom Walk.