Thursday, February 7, 2019 is national, Shine A Light on Slavery Day. This day was created by the #ENDITMovement. The #ENDITMovement is a collection of organizations around the world who are invested in the fight for freedom. The coalition partners bring awareness to the prevention, rescue and restoration of enslaved people everywhere. Some of the coalition partners include The Salvation Army, Hope for Justice, Free the Slaves, and World Relief. #ENDITMovement is most notably known for the work around educating the masses about human and sex trafficking. The movement symbol is a red ‘X’ that denotes the awareness and prevention of modern-day slavery.
To bring continued awareness to this topic, University Lofts Assistant Hall Director Kyle Smith, planned an event for student residents. On February 7, in collaboration with Passion City Church, the #ENDITMovement event used social media messaging to promote consciousness about modern-day slavery. Participants learned about human trafficking and the creation of the #ENDITMovement. Passion City Church donated t-shirts and information cards. Free #ENDITMovement t-shirts were given away to all participants who drew a red ‘X’ on their hand, took a selfie or picture and posted the ‘X’ on their social media accounts. The movement uses social media as a means for garnering the support of people around the world.
The event was a great success. Kyle was able to pass out 75 free t-shirts in less than three hours. More importantly, Kyle educated 75 students about a topic concerning human and civil rights. A huge Panther Praise to you Kyle, for your continued work and efforts for our students. You are greatly appreciated!
Until next month, Panthers. Continue to be actively engaged and aware in your social groups, school and community. You are the change the world needs.