Help Fight Human Trafficking

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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.

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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.

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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.

What can you do?

  • Visit www.slaverymap.org
  • Pick up Human Trafficking posters and signs from San Jose Police department
  • Start talking about it with your community, especially youth
  • Encourage and educate young people to be secure and proactive online
  • Write and visit your legislators to foster support for legislation against Human Trafficking.
  • Recognize the signs someone is being trafficked

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.

Article Edited by MAP Junior Sophie Sharma

Social Media Campaign 2016

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Archbishop Mitty and Notre Dame High School students gathered for a social media campaign to spread awareness this week.

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It is a good chance to get information out to people prior to the Super Bowl to hopefully drive this crime from our community.

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Students in MAP and other advocacy programs in the Bay Area are unifying and working on this issue.  Join the discussion on Twitter #stoptrafficking.

Check out our photo gallery of the evening  GALLERY

Join the fight against Human Trafficking tonight!

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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.  

Our Plan

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.

Goal

To help get the National Human Trafficking hotline # 1.888.3737.888 in the hands of one person to protect them from Traffickers.