BBQ FOR FREEDOM
Saturday, September 28, 2019
6pm - 9pm
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Join us for our 5th Annual BBQ for Freedom at the MINDBODY Plaza in San Luis Obispo. Come to enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner complimented with local wines, live music, a silent and live auction, as well as help us raise awareness and support for local survivors.
We are going BIG this year, as our fundraising goal is $100,000! These proceeds will help the Central Coast Freedom Network to continue our local efforts to counter human trafficking. These efforts include connecting survivors to resources including legal assistance, trauma therapy, job leads, medical resources, and emergency housing; educating the community on how to identify and respond to trafficking; and hosting a bi-annual 40-hour training for local advocates and service providers. We can't do it without your help! See below to purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or donate.
Will you join us as we advocate and help survivors here on the Central Coast?
The International Labour Organization estimates there are more than 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, but did you know there are people here on the Central Coast that are being trafficked right now? Most people hear about human trafficking and believe this is something that only occurs in other countries or in large cities. It’s happening right here, right now. At Central Coast Freedom Network, we are addressing the issue in two ways: by educating the public and promoting awareness, and by providing services to those affected by this horrific crime. We believe that once people know it is happening in their own backyard, it is too difficult to ignore. We also believe that having choices is a basic human right, and we empower survivors of human trafficking to navigate their own paths to freedom so that they may once again have choices.