Published: Sat, February 25, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Local coffeehouse helps "Shine A Light on Slavery"

Local coffeehouse helps

Students at the University of Tennessee and Senator Bob Corker are taking part in the "END IT" movement Thursday.

According to, there are an estimated 20 million people enslaved in the world today. Celebrities, politicians, and everyday folks are sharing them to raise awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

The concept is simple, you mark something with a red X, snap a picture of it, and share it on social media profiles. According to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the reporting of suspected domestic minor sex trafficking has reached a record level. You don't have to be in Washington to take part in this Thursday's campaign. "I've been on Federal Bureau of Investigation raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see", he said while holding back tears.

"I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine, being raped by an American man who was a sex tourist in Cambodia", Kutcher, who has two children with actress Mila Kunis, said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Just as a pink bow stands for breast cancer awareness, a red X represent End It - a coalition fighting to end to human trafficking.

If you want to get involved with the social activist movement, you can change your profile picture to the red X sign, or draw a red X on your hand with lipstick and then post it online with the hashtag #enditmovement.

While a lot of people think of human trafficking as an worldwide problem, it affects us on a domestic level as well.

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