As the Super Bowl nears, more than one million people are expected to come to the Bay Area for the festivities. Believe it or not, though, many of those people are brought here against their will. Whenever a major event comes to a metropolitan area, human trafficking in that area spikes.
MAP President, Jacob Isaacs Speaking to student body
Over the past eight years students at Archbishop Mitty High School have taken on combatting Human Trafficking as part of their Mitty Advocacy Project. Over six bills have been signed into law to protect victims of trafficking and intensify laws against traffickers.
Aditi Chatradi explaining to stay safe on line
Perhaps the most significant measure is through developing public awareness. It’s unfortunate, but traffickers are present an active in San Jose. By informing and discussing the issue, we can make Human Trafficking a thing of the past.
Mitty Advocacy students designed and filmed this investigative piece on Human Trafficking in San Jose. With the help of Human Trafficking Division San Jose Police Department we went out into the streets to see where Human Trafficking is happening in our city.
From 6-8 pst tonight January 13th students at Archbishop Mitty are using their phones, iPads, and laptops to combat a social ill that is affecting the Bay Area. Although Human Trafficking is a perennial problem – evident spikes are seen around large events such as the Super Bowl.
1. We will release one major Human Trafficking fact every few minutes to spread on social media
2. Join Twitter Feed #stoptrafficking to receive updates
3. Help spread awareness tonight from 6-8 p.m. on your favorite social media outlets
At 6:30 we will play the gripping film Hark by Professor Jonathan Fung at Santa Clara University.
To help get the National Human Trafficking hotline # 1.888.3737.888 in the hands of one person to protect them from Traffickers.