To conclude National Human Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month, President Obama has declared February 1 as National Freedom Day. The White Umbrella Campaign (a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Wellspring Living) invites Atlanta and the surrounding areas to ‘White Out for Freedom’ on this day in support of the proclamation.
Who Will Be Wearing White?
The White Umbrella Campaign, in partnership with 11Alive and Star 94, asks Atlanta businesses, schools, organization, churches, law enforcement, community leaders and individuals to wear white on February 1.
Why White Out?
Atlantan’s will wear white for the 27 million slaves currently trapped in the trenches of sexual exploitation and forced labor. Did you know that’s more than ever before in history?
White symbolizes the purity and protection we desire to see cover survivors of human trafficking and abuse. White makes a statement, saying, “We will not stand for injustice; we will stand with those who have been exploited and abused…until slavery exists no more.”
How To Get Involved:
To join the White Umbrella Campaign and participate in White Out for Freedom, simply wear white (and spread the word) on February 1. Participants can show support on social media by post a picture wearing white on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook using the hashtag,#WhiteOut4Freedom.
About the White Umbrella Campaign:
The White Umbrella Campaign launched in October 2012 in Atlanta, Ga., and will travel to cities across the U.S. including Sarasota, Dallas, San Diego and others to educate, encourage and empower communities to take a stand against the issue and walk with survivors. The White Umbrella Campaign will come to life by shedding light on the organizations, churches, law enforcement and community leaders who are working together to confront this issue.