The Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis in less than a month and human trafficking is a big concern.  It's the perfect time to kickoff Trafficking Prevention Month with a special event today in Duluth.

The Duluth Trafficking Task Force, along with other local organizations, are hosting a community gathering at noon today at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, on the corner of 2nd Avenue West and 2nd Street.  The focus this year is on preventing trafficking and this kickoff event is open to the public.

A Red Shawl Ceremony to honor trafficking victims/survivors will be followed by remarks from Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, PAVSA Youth Advocate Mel Alvar, YWCA Director of Girl Power! Porcha Shadd, and Duluth Public Schools Climate Coordinator Ron Lake.

They will also be showing video clips from two new anti-trafficking campaigns, entitled: “I Am Priceless” and “Don’t Buy It.”

Those planning to attend today's event are encouraged to bring donations of personal care items which will be collected at the door and distributed to agencies providing services to victim survivors.

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