Getting The Word Out - Outstanding Outreach

By Ondrea Johnson Director of Community Relations

Last month saw a wide variety of opportunities for End Slavery Tennessee volunteers to share our work with communities throughout Middle Tennessee.  End Slavery Tennessee was honored to be chosen as the Charity Partner for Musician’s Corner.  This monthly event taps community organizations that are doing needed work in the Nashville area.  A group of volunteers spent the day manning the tent and interacting with concert goers at this free event in Centennial Park.  Both residents and tourists heard the statistics of trafficking in Tennessee and learned more about how to get involved in being part of the solution. 

September saw the kick-off of a new volunteer group.  The West Nashville Group hit the ground running and already hosted or facilitated two presentations.  We know you join us in welcoming this group of abolitionists to our community of volunteers. 

The National Association of Legal Professionals invited us to speak to their delegates this month.  It was an honor to present in conjunction with TBI and the District Attorney's office on the topic of Human Trafficking as it relates to the legal profession.  This was an opportunity to more closely engage professionals in an industry that interacts with victims on a regular basis.  The audience of around 30 legal professionals quite actively engaged.  One participant has since inquired about becoming a volunteer and presenter for End Slavery Tennessee.   

In addition, End Slavery Tennessee volunteers manned outreach booths at a local concert, hosted to benefit anti-trafficking organizations, a community fair hosted by St. Thomas Health, and several local church events.   

Thank you to all the many volunteers that made this very busy month of outreach possible.  You are truly making a difference in the lives of survivors and our community.