National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day, and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities.
Blue Campaign’s largest initiative is #WearBlueDay on January 11th. To raise awareness of human trafficking, we invite the public to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – along with our #WearBlueDay hashtag. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing!
There are many ways you can get involved with #WearBlueDay. We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and photos on social media!
Need some inspiration? Here are a few ways you can participate in #WearBlueDay on January 11th:
- Snap a selfie. Have you picked out your outfit yet? We encourage you to wear blue (whether that’s a shirt, uniform, or hat), take a photo of yourself, and post it to social media using #WearBlueDay. Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
- Share a video. Create a video message explaining why you are participating in #WearBlueDay. Post it on social media with #WearBlueDay and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
- Take a group photo. You don’t have to be in person to take a group photo! Use one of your regular virtual meetings to encourage participation in #WearBlueDay and take a screen shot to post on social media. If you do gather in person for a #WearBlueDay photo, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and follow local guidelines to keep each other safe.
- Challenge your friends, family, or colleagues. Encourage your friends, family, or colleagues to get creative with their #WearBlueDay photos – while practicing social distancing – and see who comes up with the best picture. Remember to share on social media with #WearBlueDay!
- Light up a landmark. Los Angeles City Hall was lit blue and Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted a photo of it with #WearBlueDay. Work with your local government to light a capitol building, landmark, or bridge blue to raise awareness of human trafficking. Use social media to post photos of the landmark with #WearBlueDay and why it’s lit in blue.
- Host a virtual event. Organize an online event, such as a panel discussion or documentary viewing, to foster discussion about human trafficking and how to recognize and report it. Encourage attendees and participants to wear blue and share photos on social media. Don’t forget to use #WearBlueDay.
Check out how organizations across the country have participated below:
Social Media Downloadable Graphics
Join Blue Campaign in raising awareness of human trafficking through social media this #WearBlueDay. The Campaign invites you to download any of the graphics below to post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Wear Blue Day Infographics for Facebook & Twitter
Wear Blue Day Infographics for Instagram
Here are some social media posts you can use to promote #WearBlueDay:
Before January 11th
- Join me in wearing blue on January 11th to help bring awareness to #humantrafficking with @DHSBlueCampaign. Share your photos with #WearBlueDay.
- Anyone can be a victim of #humantrafficking. Bring awareness to this crime by participating in #WearBlueDay on January 11th. Learn more about @DHSBlueCampaign and #WearBlueDay here: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- I’ll be wearing blue and sharing a photo on January 11th for #WearBlueDay to bring awareness to #humantrafficking, will you? Learn more via @DHSBlueCampaign: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- Wear blue and share a photo on January 11th with #WearBlueDay to raise awareness of #humantrafficking. Learn more from @DHSBlueCampaign: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- Want to do something more than wear blue on #WearBlueDay? Learn other ways you can participate and raise awareness of #humantrafficking with @DHSBlueCampaign: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- #Humantrafficking happens in cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the U.S. Raise awareness of this crime by wearing blue and sharing your photo on January 11th. #WearBlueDay @DHSBlueCampaign
On January 11th
- Today, I’m participating in @DHSBlueCampaign’s #WearBlueDay to bring awareness to #humantrafficking. Are you?
- I wear blue because [insert why you are wearing blue]. #WearBlueDay
- Why am I wearing blue? To help #endtrafficking. Learn how you can get involved with @DHSBlueCampaign’s #WearBlueDay
- Too many people are victims of #humantrafficking. @DHSBlueCampaign brings awareness to this crime #WearBlueDay dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- I joined @DHSBlueCampaign in wearing blue today to raise awareness of #humantrafficking. Learn how you can get involved today #WearBlueDay dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
- DYK: #humantrafficking is a horrible crime that strips people of their basic rights. Today, I’m raising awareness with @DHSBlueCampaign for #WearBlueDay