One hundred people dressed in black silently walked two miles throughout downtown Milwaukee to raise awareness about human trafficking on a recent Saturday.
The Walk for Freedom, a fundraising and awareness event created by the global anti-human trafficking organization A21, began at Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave. Participants wore black tape over their mouths during the walk to represent the people without voices who are affected by human trafficking.
Local hip-hop artist Donney Wright performed after the walk and Jarrett Luckett, executive director of Exploit No More, spoke about human trafficking in Milwaukee and led a Q&A session with participants.
“The issue is real,” Luckett said about human trafficking. “It is great to see something like this to bring awareness about what’s happening locally and globally.”