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"Walk alongside survivors and community advocates to protect modern slavery. Sponsored by CAST, the Southern California Partners for Global Justice, Blessed Sacrament, Cara Corazon Noble Firme and Illuman SOCAL."
"Human trafficking exists in our own backyard. Right here in the heart of Los Angeles, women, children, and men are sold for sex and for labor. California is a hot spot for domestic trafficking because of its large population, international borders, large economy, extensive ports and metropolitan regions. The scope of the problem is huge, and growing, providing an estimated $32 billion per year worldwide. We must take a stand together."
"Join us as we walk in unity to bring awareness to human trafficking in Los Angeles."
"Please bring your own water, an awareness t-shirt (if you have one), and signs to hold."
They usually meet first at a church, listen to some speakers, and then rally together for walking around the city (on sidewalks), for 1 - 2 miles.
Some people carry signs, beat drums, and echo chants.
It's a peaceful march. In a previous year, some police officers helped monitor the walk and helped with traffic when crossing streets.
Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.