Guest Writer Rev. Mareo Johnson
Human Trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Oklahoma. Oklahoma ranks 28th in the nation in Federal Human Trafficking cases in 2018-19. As a apart of the A21 Tulsa team for the third year and Co-M.C. I walk because it’s important to be a part of the solution of hope, awareness, and restoration for those that are also in this type of bondage.
This is A21 Tulsa’s third annual walk against Human Trafficking in Tulsa Oklahoma that’s founded by Meg Weinkauf, it’s a local walk that’s a part of Global Impact. A21 stands for Abolitionist of the 21 Century, which was founded in 2008 by Australian activist and evangelist Christine Cain and her husband Nick. On October. 19th thousands of people of people will gather all over the world for A21’s 6th annual fundraising and awareness event, walk for freedom.
Walks will take place in over 450 cities across 50 countries raising awareness for millions enslaved across the globe. Walk for freedom is operated by a global anti- human trafficking organization, A21. The global response to human trafficking – reaching millions with the message: that slavery still exists. The hope is that awareness would spread and lead to the rescue and restoration.
The Tulsa walk will take place on Oct. 19th at 36th St. N. Event Center, 1125 E. 36th St. N. Registration 8:00a.m.