Jan 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Awaken and Junior League hosted an event to bring awareness to sex trafficking in Nevada. The city of Reno gave permission to turn off the lights of the Reno Arch to symbolize the darkness that human trafficking has brought into our state.
Local artists had artwork they created to shed light on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation. Leah Albright-Byrd, founder of Bridget’s Dream spoke and our musical guest was Whitney Myer, former contestant from the Voice! Community leaders addressed sex trafficking and highlighted an upcoming proposed state bill.
The Reno Arch was re-lit, as we stood as a community united to end sex trafficking.