Wednesday, September 15, 2021

HUMAN TRAFFICKING DHS Blue Campaign. September 2021



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September 2021

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What's New with Blue?

Learn from the Survivor Perspective

Hear directly from survivors of human trafficking this month. hashtag survivors say. Blue Campaign regularly works with survivor consultants to ensure our materials and messages accurately depict what human trafficking can look like. Throughout September, follow Blue Campaign (@DHSBlueCampaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) for the #SurvivorsSay series.

Blue Campaign posts with the hashtag #SurvivorsSay will highlight information and insights on human trafficking directly from survivors. Follow along to learn more about the survivor perspective and how you can educate yourself and your community about recognizing and reporting human trafficking.

BLI Corner

BLI Recognizes National Aviation Day

In recognition of National Aviation Day on August 19, the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) hosted a series of webinars that introduced the program to potential new partners. More than 150 attendees represented commercial airlines, regional and international airports, and aviation training institutes. 

In carrying out its mission to provide training to aviation industry professionals about human trafficking, BLI has trained more than 100,000 personnel to date who continue to report actionable tips to law enforcement. BLI continually works to expand its network of partners to train even more airline personnel on how to recognize and respond to human trafficking. Learn more about the program and how to join the more than 70 BLI partners.

News You Can Use

MN Makes Sex Trafficking a Violent Crime, Funds New Antitrafficking Post (St. Cloud Times)
At the request of the Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, legislators have approved changes in Minnesota’s laws that will classify sex trafficking as a violent crime. Updated laws will include increased consequences for sex buyers and increased protections for victims and children.

Social Media Shareables

Tag Blue Campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using @DHSBlueCampaign. Each month we share content you can distribute on your social channels to raise awareness of human trafficking in your community.

  • This month, follow @DHSBlueCampaign and #SurvivorsSay to learn more about #HumanTrafficking directly from survivors.
  • Learning from the survivors of #HumanTrafficking is an important step in combating this heinous crime. This month, follow @DHSBlueCampaign and #SurvivorsSay to learn about trafficking from the survivor’s perspective.
  • Can you tell a #HumanTrafficking myth from fact? Learn more about common myths and misconceptions about the crime from @DHSBlueCampaign:
  • @DHSBlueCampaign has resources to help you raise awareness about #HumanTrafficking in your community. Download them here:

For more information visit the Blue Campaign
To report suspected human trafficking: 1-866-347-2423
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

Food & Warming in a Warming World. Webinar: September 15, 2021 1:00-2:00 ET






Food and Farming in a Warming World

Tomorrow, September 15, 2021 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

All journalists welcome


The dire projections in the IPCC’s latest climate science report made major headlines – but what do they mean for key sectors like agriculture and food production? Ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, we’re bringing together policymakers, experts, and journalists covering food, farming, and climate to discuss the questions, science, and story ideas that will engage your editors and your audience. 


This webinar is the second in a four-part series providing journalists with background, tools, and tips on covering this year’s major international climate moments. Join us on September 15th from 1-2PM ET for a deep dive into the future of global food systems in a rapidly changing climate.



·    Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor, Progressive Farmer-DTN



·    Channing Arndt, Development Economist, Researcher and Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute

·    Martin Frick, Deputy to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

·    Esther Honig, Freelance Reporter, 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellow, University of California, Berkeley



A recording of the webinar will be emailed to registrants and posted on



SEJ is grateful for the UN Foundation's support of this #SEJ2021 webinar series. Click here to watch part one, "The Future Is Here: Climate Science and Covering the IPCC 6th Assessment Report" on demand.



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