Today, February 22nd, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Today is a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the need to combat labour trafficking, and sex trafficking in Canada.
At SASC, we acknowledge that human trafficking is a pervasive threat to public safety in Waterloo Region and that it is vital to unpack myths and facts about human trafficking to bring awareness to the issue.
In addition to reading this article, we encourage you to consider attending our annual educational play, Chelsea's Story, based on a real case of sex trafficking.
Please be advised that this blog post includes difficult, upsetting or triggering content about sexual assault, human trafficking and exploitation. If you are made uncomfortable at any point during your reading of this post, please do not hesitate to call our 24-Hour Support Line at: 519 741 8633.
November 20th is International Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day is dedicated to remembering and honouring the trans people whose lives have been lost to transphobic violence.
As a genderfluid and transmasculine person, this day is particularly important to me. I have been a part of queer and trans communities for most of my youth and adult life, and I personally know (and fiercely love) many trans folks who have been physically abused or sexually assaulted because of their trans identities. I am fortunate that all of my trans friends are still alive, but we are among the lucky ones who have had each other to lean on for support and have carved out little spots in this world where we can belong.
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