Mayor proclaims Human Trafficking Awareness Day
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City mayor Steve Allender proclaimed Friday as Human Trafficking Awareness Day as part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Victims of sex trafficking and those closely affected by trafficking attended last night’s events, sharing their stories of survival while shining a spotlight on a subject some might feel uncomfortable discussing.
It is estimated that 40 million people around the world are affected by human trafficking, with ten million of them being children.
Mayor Allender says he encourages the community to come together to end this violation of basic human rights.
The proclamation affirms Rapid City’s commitment to the principles of freedom outlined in the Victims of Human Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and supported by laws in the United States and South Dakota. For more information, CLICK HERE.