Sex slavery is real and it's happening in our communities. Just this December there was a minor being prostituted against her will across the street from University at Buffalo North Campus. So please come join us and help our community become aware of such an important issue!
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9:00 am | Registration, "Made-by-survivors" boutique, and Free Breakfast
10:30 am | Honorary Speakers
12:30 pm | 3km Freedom Walk
Sex slavery is real and it's happening in our communities. Just this December there was a minor being prostituted against her will across the street from University at Buffalo North Campus.
One week from today we will be crossing the border to Buffalo, New York to attend a very special event. In September 2012 a passionate, dynamic group of students from the University of Buffalo attended our Freedom Walk in Toronto. Their group, "BASI-(Bloggers Against Social Injustice)" strive to create change and raise awareness about the issues affecting our world. After the event they approached us and told us how inspired they were by our walk and made mention of organizing a similar event in Buffalo. Fast forward to April 2013 and Freedom Walk Buffalo is in full effect and will be taking place on Saturday April 6th, 2013 beginning at the University of Buffalo. After speakers and presentations we will head to the streets and show Buffalo that people should not be bought or sold! Just last year there was a 14 year old girl rescued from a downtown Buffalo motel. She was being sold for sex by a pimp that lured her off the internet. There hasn't been an event quite like this before in Buffalo, so it will be groundbreaking and bring much needed attention to the cause. Randy Phipps, from our Executive Committee will be speaking at this event, as well as international survivor advocate Anna Beard and victim service community educator, Kerry Battenfeld. They will be joined by Renan Salgado, a 13 year human trafficking specialist with the Worker Justice Center of New York. Over 300 people are expected and funds raised will be donated to PATH Buffalo and [free-them]. We are so honoured to be involved and so proud of these world changers! For more info or to register for the walk please visit: