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Not For Sale: 500 Miles to End the Human Trafficking of Women of Color

Begins Sunday, January 1, 2023, and ends on

Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 2023

 

PHOENIX – Frantz Beasley, President of Respect Our Daughters, in honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, will begin a 500-mile walk throughout the city of Phoenix, and numerous cities throughout the Valley to raise awareness and identify solutions to end human trafficking of women of color. The walk will begin on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at the Arizona State Capitol building at 4am, and end on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.

 

Mr. Beasley stated, “Together we can find where the gaps exist, discover solutions, and raise funding for those organizations and families on the front lines who work tirelessly for justice, and fight against this disgusting reality which takes place in our communities to our women of color.” An important focus is to connect with survivors, families, law enforcement agencies, community organizations, activists, and policymakers.

 

Mr. Beasley completed the My Sister’s Keeper Walk: The Walk to End the Violence, Murder, and Trafficking of Black, Brown, and Indigenous Women of Color in September 2022. He walked 4,100 miles from Los Angeles, CA to the Statue of Liberty. Mr. Beasley facilitated meetings with survivors, families of the missing and murdered, local, state, federal leaders, and agencies to learn about the complex factors that contribute to these issues in their communities. He advocated for the development of strategies for collaborative efforts to identify gaps and barriers to find viable and sustainable prevention efforts to increase protective factors.

 

Respect Our Daughter invites you to join the Not For Sale Walk to raise awareness in the community every day of the campaign. Mr. Beasley will be walking 12 miles each day and welcomes everyone to join the walk because every voice matters and every step has an impact. The detailed route and meeting places will be posted on the Respect Our Daughters website at www.respectourdaughters.org/notforsale. Walk as far as you feel comfortable and for safety, please take the necessary precautions for your health and wellness when joining the walk.

 

Mr. Beasley stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to raise awareness and support the purpose of this movement that is addressing a crisis hiding in plain sight in our communities.” Respect Our Daughters is thankful for the community partners, local law enforcement, and for the opportunity to partner with organizations and agencies that meaningfully align with the purpose of the Not For Sale Walk to end human trafficking of women of color.

 

For more information and to support the Not For Sale Walk, please visit www.respectourdaughters.org/notforsale. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Nicole Valenzuela via phone at 602-914-9000 or via email at respectourdaughters@gmail.com.

More than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native adults

(83 percent) have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. That’s almost 3 million people who have experienced psychological aggression or physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, or sexual violence. 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE

About 40% of the 250,000 women and girls listed as missing as of 2020 were people of color, despite them making up just 16% of the overall population, according to the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

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