Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.
Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.

Anti Human Trafficking

Faces of Human Trafficking

The Amistad Movement

Like the captives aboard the Amistad slave ship who revolted and won their freedom, the Amistad Movement seeks to empower immigrants in at risk communities with the educational tools to protect their own community members from falling victim to human trafficking. The Amistad Movement has four goals:

  1. The empowerment of the immigrants themselves through a comprehensive, day-long, intensive training program
  2. The formation of peer educators from within the community to continue raising awareness with our support
  3. The building of trust between the immigrant community and law enforcement
  4. Coalition-building that enables the immigrant community to reach across and benefit from other local NGOs and government programs working against human trafficking

The Amistad Movement is inspired by the Catholic social principle of subsidiarity, which teaches that the best solutions to local problems are those which arise from, and are led by, the members of the affected communities. The Amistad Movement uses the talents and gifts of the immigrants themselves to effect lasting change in their communities, recognizing that their initiative arises from intimate knowledge of the factors that make their communities vulnerable to human trafficking.

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