CBC hosts half-time 'glow out' to end human trafficking

CBC hosts half-time 'glow out' to end human trafficking

Columbia Basin College (CBC) is teaming up with the Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) to bring a week of events raising awareness of human-trafficking to a broader audience.

Organizers say it's happening on the CBC campus during the woman's basketball game.

The short presentation is happening during half-time, and is followed by a sea of glow-sticks as the audience participates in a momentary "glow out".

SARC director JoDee Garretson says it's all part of the week's lead-up to a "Shine the light on human-trafficking" walk, happening Friday.

She says community partners are wearing glow-sticks in solidarity with victims, especially those locally who need help.

"To help survivors know there are people in our community that care," she explained. "People are coming together because it is not the fault of the victim. Too often people have a really hard time seeing that."

Garretson says this weekend's walk across the cable bridge is a family-friendly event with guest speakers and hot chocolate.

  • When: Friday, January 11 at 4 p.m.
  • Where: South of Cable Bridge near Neil F. Lampson office building, 607 E. Columbia Drive in Kennewick.
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