Wear White Day to be held Jan. 11 to up awareness of human trafficking
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Theresa Flores will be the featured keynote speaker at the Wear White Day event Jan. 11 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom.

The Wear White event is in coordination with Human Trafficking Awareness day.

It is a day when people all over the city will wear white to spread the word about the evil of human trafficking and come together to be more educated on the subject.

The exhibit will open at 9 a.m. with Flores speaking at 10 a.m.

Flores is a trafficking survivor and nationally known anti-trafficking advocate, speaker and author.

Flores wrote “The Slave Across The Street” detailing her experience. Flores has also been featured on “Night Line,” “America’s Most Wanted,” “The Today Show” and MSNBC: “Sex Slaves — The Teen Trade.”

The Greater Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking empowers individuals and organizations to collaborate and to create a community free of human trafficking and slavery of all forms.

Through GCCAHT, area social service providers, mental health providers, medical providers, community and faith based organizations, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies work together to combat sex-trafficking in the Greater Chattanooga area.

More information is available at hhttp://secondlifechattanooga.org.