VYH Participates in Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness Week
Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week is a seven-day awareness campaign. In 2019, the executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties declared the first full week of November as Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week. This year’s Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week will take place from Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Saturday, November 14th, 2020.
The mission of Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week is to abolish human trafficking in our community by building a united front to educate and equip our community to take action. The campaign provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities, and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.
The Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Collaborative is composed of several social justice organizations dedicated to fighting the fight on the front lines. The founding organizations of the Collaborative include Aspire to Autonomy, Bethlehem Rotary, Bloom Bangor, Crime Victims Council, LVHN Street Medicine, Marsy’s Law, Truth For Women, VAST (The Valley Against Sex Trafficking), and Valley Youth House.
Join us in the fight to End Demand – this year’s theme for LVAT Week. Red Sand Project is a way for people to come together and connect, raising awareness about human trafficking. You can do Red Sand Project individually, with your program/site, or with a group of friends or family. All you need are red sand and willingness to raise awareness and make a difference to End Demand. #RedSandProject
This 3-part documentary series with discussions will highlight pornography’s impact on society and how it connects inevitably to sex trafficking and exploitation. This series is geared towards college aged students/ older high school ages. Below are the sign ups for each part:
Monday, November 9, 2020 – “The Brain” dives into the scientific research that illustrates the physiological and neurological harms pornography has on individuals. SIGN UP HERE.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – “The Heart” SIGN UP HERE.
Friday, November 13, 2020 – “The World” SIGN UP HERE.
You don’t want to miss this online event! You will hear powerful stories and poetry about survival and resilience from survivors and human trafficking advocates. The musical performances and artwork will help soften the harsh realities of living on the streets. This is a penetrating glimpse into the mind of trauma. Please share with a friend or colleague.
NOT for SALE was originally planned as a live performance at TouchStone Theatre in Bethlehem, PA – we moved to digital due to COVID-19.
Postponed until: Mon, January 11, 2021
Alycha Boehm, MSW, LSW
Valley Youth House Clinical Coordinator
IL Housing and Emergency Services
539 8th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018